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Teen Guides to Environmental Science [5 volumes] (Hardback)
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Teen Guides to Environmental Science [5 volumes] (Hardback)

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Hardback 720 Pages / Published: 30/10/2004
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Since the beginning of human history, people have depended on the natural resources of Earth for the basics of survival: food, water, energy, and shelter. As civilizations advanced, their needs became greater and their impact on the natural world grew more intrusive. Teen Guides to Environmental Science presents a comprehensive look at the current state of our environment and what needs to be done to repair the damage and move toward a sustainable society. Beginning in Volume 1 with an explanation of the earth's systems and its ecology, the authors then present an in-depth look at each of the land and water biomes and their climates. Volume 2 covers land, water, and energy resources. Volume 3 is devoted to the history of the human population in both agricultural and industrial societies, food supply, energy requirements, economics, communication, transportation, and technology. Volume 4 examines the human impact on the environment, including air and water pollution, soil erosion and deforestation, the impact on wildlife, and the problems of disease and toxic wastes. Finally, Volume 5 discusses how the environment, the economy, and social concerns must all be taken into consideration to create a sustainable environment. More than 500 images, timelines, lists of environmental organizations and agencies, and over 100 suggested activities for students provide further information on one of the most important and debated topics of the 21st century.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313321832
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 3035 g
Dimensions: 260 x 254 x 90 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Schools and libraries supporting an environmental curriculum will find this a useful set. Volumes cover the present state of the environment, examine possible interdisciplinary approaches to the problems, and discuss how to create a sustainable society. Captioned charts, graphs, maps, diargrams, and line drawings help clarify the text. The lists of recommended books and Web sites will aid students researchers and the many suggested activities will inspire those looking for project ideas."-Curriculum Connections/School Library Journal
"[A]n excellent introduction to environmental science that should serve high school and public libraries well."-Gale Lawrence Looks at Books
"[I]ntended to align with National Geography Standards and National Science Education Standards as well as standards from the North American Association for Environmental Education, making it a good choice for school and curriculum-oriented public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"Starred Review Teen Guides to Environmental Science is a five-volume set for middle school and high school students that gives a comprehensive look at the current state of our environment and what needs to be done to repair the damage and move toward a sustainable society....Highly Recommended."-Library Media Connection
"This set offers a thorough look at the current state or our environment, what can be done to repair the damage that been done, and how we can work to create a sustainable society....This set would be useful for large public and school libraries with a curriculum that includes environmental studies."-School Library Journal
"�A�n excellent introduction to environmental science that should serve high school and public libraries well."-Gale Lawrence Looks at Books
"�I�ntended to align with National Geography Standards and National Science Education Standards as well as standards from the North American Association for Environmental Education, making it a good choice for school and curriculum-oriented public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?[A]n excellent introduction to environmental science that should serve high school and public libraries well.?-Gale Lawrence Looks at Books
?Each book is profusely and attractively illustrated with concise text that is well written and focused....[w]ill appeal to upper elementary and high school students and would be a valuable addition to any school or public library.?-SB&F
?[I]ntended to align with National Geography Standards and National Science Education Standards as well as standards from the North American Association for Environmental Education, making it a good choice for school and curriculum-oriented public libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?Starred Review Teen Guides to Environmental Science is a five-volume set for middle school and high school students that gives a comprehensive look at the current state of our environment and what needs to be done to repair the damage and move toward a sustainable society....Highly Recommended.?-Library Media Connection
?This set offers a thorough look at the current state or our environment, what can be done to repair the damage that been done, and how we can work to create a sustainable society....This set would be useful for large public and school libraries with a curriculum that includes environmental studies.?-School Library Journal
?Schools and libraries supporting an environmental curriculum will find this a useful set. Volumes cover the present state of the environment, examine possible interdisciplinary approaches to the problems, and discuss how to create a sustainable society. Captioned charts, graphs, maps, diargrams, and line drawings help clarify the text. The lists of recommended books and Web sites will aid students researchers and the many suggested activities will inspire those looking for project ideas.?-Curriculum Connections/School Library Journal
"Each book is profusely and attractively illustrated with concise text that is well written and focused....[w]ill appeal to upper elementary and high school students and would be a valuable addition to any school or public library."-SB&F

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