Traveling Green

Overview

In today's world, people are always on the go. Whether a trip covers a thousand miles or a few blocks, it requires energy. A lot of the energy used for travel comes from fossil fuels, such as oil and gas, which will one day be exhausted. In addition, burning these fuels pollutes the air and releases harmful greenhouse gases that can contribute to global warming. To protect the planet, people need to use sustainable methods of travel as much as possible-transportation that is energy efficient, nonpolluting, and ...

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Overview

In today's world, people are always on the go. Whether a trip covers a thousand miles or a few blocks, it requires energy. A lot of the energy used for travel comes from fossil fuels, such as oil and gas, which will one day be exhausted. In addition, burning these fuels pollutes the air and releases harmful greenhouse gases that can contribute to global warming. To protect the planet, people need to use sustainable methods of travel as much as possible-transportation that is energy efficient, nonpolluting, and uses renewable energy. In other words, people need to travel green. Look inside to find out the surprising steps people are taking to travel in ways that conserve Earth's precious resources and help protect the planet.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
The idea of zipping at high speeds thrills youngsters so they will definitely be thrilled with this book from the "Going Green" series. The first chapter, "Ready, Set—Go Green!" provides a plausible hook while explaining how people must use sustainable, or green, ways to travel for the good of the planet. The two-page chapters with grabbing titles such as "Leaner and Greener," "The Need for Speed" and "Plugged In" are bursting with information about how airplanes, trains, and cars can become greener in the future. A controlled vocabulary sports such words and phrases as composite materials, carbon fibers, emissions, biofuels, and flex-fuel vehicles. These words and phrases are written in bold to clue the reader that they are in the book's glossary. Flashy, colorful photos add to the text and fact boxes on each spread put out extra information. The book contains end pages, entitled "Just the Facts," that feature three case studies of cities in the world and tell how the cities are incorporating green schemes into everyday life for their populations. Three more "Just the Facts" pages show how to reduce emissions, why bikes are good for the environment, and how students can shrink their own carbon footprints. The book is geared to a third grade reading level and appeals to students from grades two through seven. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7–Students and teachers will appreciate these books’ straightforward format. Each title outlines how individuals can treat the environment better by changing their transportation habits, food consumption, and living and working conditions. Color photographs (most full page) and a few diagrams accompany the informative texts. Long “Just the Facts” sections highlight examples of how people are going green around the world. Useful glossaries and indexes are included. Overall, the series is user-friendly and covers topics that are not easily found elsewhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597169646
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Going Green Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,019,600
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Ready, Set-Go Green! 4

Quick and Dirty 6

Leaner and Greener 8

The Need for Speed 10

Plugged In 12

Gas from the Garden 14

City Travel 16

French-Fried Ride 18

Heavy Duty 20

Green Light for Light Rail 22

Just the Facts 24

How to Help 30

Learn More Online 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

Bibliography 32

Read More 32

About the Author 32

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