Solving the Air Pollution Problem: What You Can Do [NOOK Book]

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Air is our most important resource, yet it is in danger from pollution and global warming. Author Stephen Feinstein explains threats to air quality worldwide and explains what you can do to help preserve and protect this precious resource.
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Solving the Air Pollution Problem: What You Can Do

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Overview

Air is our most important resource, yet it is in danger from pollution and global warming. Author Stephen Feinstein explains threats to air quality worldwide and explains what you can do to help preserve and protect this precious resource.
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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
In this look at the problems around air pollution, students may get more information than they know how to handle. Feinstein starts with a compelling anecdote about the worst U.S. smog disaster in Donora, PA that killed around a hundred people and injured thousands, some permanently. Students will read about the Earth's atmosphere, the history of air pollution, air pollution and global warming, indoor air quality, the automobile and air pollution, air quality and public health and what they can do to help. It gets bogged down when discussing the layers of the atmosphere, the Kyoto protocol and "cap and trade," and public health issues. Sidebars tackle "brown clouds," tobacco smoke, the safety of hydrogen, and bicycle safety. While Feinstein writes clearly and tries to make the ideas vivid, and sidebars and subheads break up the text, even those interested in the main ideas may find their attention drifting. It is part of the "Green Issues in Focus" series from Enslow Publishers, and reiterates many of the themes found in Green and Clean Energy. The best case for introducing into a library would be for those who find a dearth of reference books on green issues. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464501470
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Green Issues in Focus
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,281,713
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

1 Earth's Atmosphere 5

2 A Brief History of Air Pollution 19

3 Air Pollution and Global Warming 40

4 Indoor Air Quality 56

5 The Automobile and Air Pollution 67

6 Air Quality and Public Health 84

7 What You Can Do to Help 102

For More Information 115

Chapter Notes 116

Glossary 120

Further Reading 124

Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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