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Poverty

Poverty

by Paul Mason
     
 

Poverty affects millions of people all over the world, both in developed and developing countries. This title takes a detailed look at what causes poverty, how it impacts the global community, and current government and individual efforts to tackle this worldwide problem.

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Poverty affects millions of people all over the world, both in developed and developing countries. This title takes a detailed look at what causes poverty, how it impacts the global community, and current government and individual efforts to tackle this worldwide problem.

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School Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403477439
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Planet under Pressure Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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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