Population

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With more than six billion people in the world today, the human population is placing unprecedented demands on the Earth’s resources. Developed countries continue to use more and more global resources, even as human necessities such as clean drinking water are not available for millions of people. This title examines the causes of population change and its effects on individuals, countries, and the world, and looks at what we can do to control the growing crisis.

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Overview

With more than six billion people in the world today, the human population is placing unprecedented demands on the Earth’s resources. Developed countries continue to use more and more global resources, even as human necessities such as clean drinking water are not available for millions of people. This title examines the causes of population change and its effects on individuals, countries, and the world, and looks at what we can do to control the growing crisis.

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Gr 4-7-Gifford discusses the many types of pollution, global warming and the greenhouse effect, the worldwide impact on human lives and well-being, and possible solutions. Mason describes the many factors that cause population levels to increase or decline; the impact of overpopulation, such as the depletion of food and clean-water supplies; current population figures; future forecasts; and more. Facts and figures show that overpopulation is affecting both rich and poor countries. The ethical question of whether societies and governments have the right to control personal choices is also addressed. In Poverty, Mason presents common factors for poverty worldwide, such as lack of money and education, as well as natural disasters. He also addresses the effects of outsourcing jobs from wealthier countries to poorer ones and how poverty affects environment. The book should make the global situation clearer. All three titles have numerous quality color visuals, and sidebars. Up-to-date and informative resources.-Caroline Geck, Kean University, Union, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403477415
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Planet under Pressure Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Mason has written more than 100 books for children, on topics ranging from extreme sports to urban myths. Notable titles include Money Doesn't Grow on Trees and From Armpits to Zits for teens, and Monster Hunter, a series of books on tracking down and dealing with vampires, werewolves, extra-terrestrials, and ghosts. An avid surfer, snowboarder, and mountain biker, Paul writes many sports titles and has also produced a website guide to ski resorts.

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