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Children's LiteratureOffering a look at the problems inherent in current transportation choices (such as pollution, health issues, effects on the environment and traffic accidents), this book offers an easy-to-understand definition of sustainable transportation and how it might be implemented in our world. Illustrated by clear photographs from countries around the world, the chapters include discussions of what sustainable transportation is and how to make it work, as well as predictions for the future. Brief, clear discussions of the need for increased fuel efficiency, cleaner fuels, technology solutions, and alternative fuels are thought-provoking at an age-appropriate level. While most students will probably use this book primarily for middle-school research projects, there will be environmentally-minded young readers who will learn a great deal from a complete reading. End matter includes a helpful glossary, a detailed index, and a short bibliography, including websites that at the time of this review seemed age-appropriate. This book is part of the series "Sustainable World." 2004, KidHaven Press/Thomson-Gale, Ages 10 to 14.
—Anne Marie Pace