Rivers and Lakes

Rivers and Lakes

by Mary King Hoff, Mary M. Rodgers
     
 
This timely book discusses the global role of oceans making rain, in providing foods, and in distributing warmth and coolness throughout our planet. It suggest actions we can take to protect and preserve oceans so that we and future generations can enjoy them.

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This timely book discusses the global role of oceans making rain, in providing foods, and in distributing warmth and coolness throughout our planet. It suggest actions we can take to protect and preserve oceans so that we and future generations can enjoy them.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- A description of the current condition of the world's oceans. Written in a chatty, conversational tone, the text personalizes the discussion and involves readers. Full-color photographs show people, especially children, from countries around the world at work and at play on an ocean, a coast, or a related industrial setting. The impact of human activities is described and depicted in graphic photographs of dolphins and turtles drowned in drift nets, a sea lion being slowly strangled by plastic six-pack rings, and a beach littered with cans and garbage. In addition to the photographs, excellent diagrams illustrate the water cycle and how a drift net works, and relate human activity to the greenhouse effect. The authors stress individual responsibilities in the ``What Can We Do?'' chapter and include a list of environmental organizations to contact. --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822525011
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Series:
Our Endangered Planet Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile:
1060L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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