What if We Do Nothing? (6 Volume Set)

What if We Do Nothing? (6 Volume Set)

by Cath Senker, Neil Morris, Ewan McLeish, Michaela Miller
     
 

What If We Do Nothing? takes a long, thoughtful look at six important global problems facing us today: poverty, lack of water, global warming, rain forest destruction, garbage and waste disposal, and obesity. Each book clearly explains the causes and the effects of a potential crisis and suggests solutions.

The series offers:

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Overview

What If We Do Nothing? takes a long, thoughtful look at six important global problems facing us today: poverty, lack of water, global warming, rain forest destruction, garbage and waste disposal, and obesity. Each book clearly explains the causes and the effects of a potential crisis and suggests solutions.

The series offers:

  • Clearly written text that discusses each problem's relevance in terms of history, geography, civics, and economics
  • Topics that correspond to curriculum standards for environmental and social studies
  • Up-to-date charts that clearly illustrate today's realities
  • Hypothetical problems for students to think about based on their reading
  • A glossary of terms
  • An index and list of books and Web sites to explore

Poverty
The United Nations has set a goal to eradicate poverty and hunger, but millions of people worldwide still live on less than $1 a day. Poverty takes a long look at the causes of poverty and the pathways out of it. The book will discuss changes we need to make in

  • Education systems
  • Global trade
  • International debt
  • Aid programs

Earth's Water Crisis
Water covers 70 percent of Earth's surface, so how could we be running out of water? Earth's Water Crisis explains

  • Why millions of people still have unsafe water supplies
  • How global warming and poor irrigation methods can deplete water supplies
  • What safeguards we need to avoid wars about water in the future
  • What we can do as individuals to help

Global Warming
Many scientists argue that our planet is getting warmer. Global Warming explains how we can measure that change and what is likely to happen to our world as a result of warming. It discusses both human activity and natural cycles that contribute to global warming, and it urges the reader to think about what we can do to preserve

  • Land from being lost
  • Human health
  • Endangered species

Rain Forest Destruction
Rain forests occupy a special place on Earth's surface. Hot, humid, teeming with animal species that exist nowhere else, rain forests were an undisturbed paradise that contributed in important ways to stabilizing Earth's weather and atmosphere. Human interference has upset the delicate balance. Rain Forest Destruction explains

  • The causes of deforestation
  • How deforestation changes the balance of nature
  • What we can do to stop the destruction

Earth's Garbage Crisis
It is time to make war on waste. Earth's Garbage Crisis clearly shows how careless use of Earth's natural resources have created a world that is choking on its own garbage. Industrialization made it easy and cheap to produce products – and to throw them away. The book explains

  • How we create so much garbage
  • Good ways to recycle garbage and industrial waste
  • Why producing no waste at all should be our goal

The Obesity Epidemic
Obesity is no longer only a problem among the well-fed citizens of industrialized nations. The problems of excessive weight and the health risks involved are spreading worldwide. This thoughtful book explores

  • What causes obesity
  • How patterns of obesity develop in childhood
  • Why obesity is a worldwide problem
  • Some revolutionary programs to combat obesity

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836881523
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
What If We Do Nothing? Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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