Soil Erosion and How to Prevent It

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Soil is second only to oceans as the most important living area on planet Earth. This amazing series goes under ground to show children how soil is as important as the atmosphere in sustaining life on Earth and keeping global warming under control. Kid-friendly examples and fun activities help young readers understand complex processes.

Soil erosion and how to prevent it helps young readers see the real impact of erosion on all life. This intriguing book describes the processes ...

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Overview

Soil is second only to oceans as the most important living area on planet Earth. This amazing series goes under ground to show children how soil is as important as the atmosphere in sustaining life on Earth and keeping global warming under control. Kid-friendly examples and fun activities help young readers understand complex processes.

Soil erosion and how to prevent it helps young readers see the real impact of erosion on all life. This intriguing book describes the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition, the impact of erosion on plants and animals, and kid-friendly steps to preventing erosion.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amanda MacGregor
Considering soil is responsible for growing all of our plants and thus directly and indirectly providing most of the food both animals and humans eat, its importance cannot be overstated. Beginning with an overview of how soil is made, this book in the "Everybody Digs Soil" series goes on to examine the many effects of erosion. Water carving through rock over time can cause erosion, as can dust and sandstorms, and moving glaciers. Humans also contribute to erosion through farming, construction, logging, and pollution. A discussion about how erosion impacts wildlife is also included. Ideas are offered about how humans can help stop soil erosion, such as controlled floods, composting, recycling, and supporting organic farming. Erosion's impact on food chains is made clear throughout this text. If soil becomes compromised, an area will lose plant and animal life, leading to possible food shortages for both animals and humans. Earth-toned pages and graphics combine with a clean, eye-catching layout to create a visually appealing series. Color photographs depict people of all ages working with soil in a variety of settings, various characteristics of soil, and examples of information presented in the text. "You dig it" sidebars encourage readers to experiment with soil to learn more about it. The information presented can at times be complex but thorough and concise explanations make it clear. A glossary, suggested further reading, helpful websites, and an index round out the book. Reviewer: Amanda MacGregor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778754169
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Everybody Digs Soil
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 703,877
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: IG900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

The Value of Soil 4

How Soil is Made 6

Wasting Away 8

Erosion by Water 10

Wind and Ice 12

All Natural Erosion 14

The Human Effect 16

Pollution 18

Impact on Wildlife 20

Effects on Humans 22

Stop it 24

Better Farming 26

How You Can Help 28

Glossary 30

More Information 31

Index 32

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