Earth's resources geo facts

by Howell, Izzi,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 333.7 How
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 333.7 How
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 333.7 H83
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 333.7 H83
 
 
Summary
Learn about the kind of resources Earth holds, and how they are extracted and used. Discover the problems and challenges posed by human consumption of these resources, from overfishing to dwindling supplies of fossil fuels. Read about the efforts being made to protect Earth's resources, including finding sustainable energy solutions and making our cities eco-friendly.

Contents
What are resources?
Resources around the world
Mining
Aluminium
Wood
Rainforest deforestation
Water
Food and farms
GM crops
North Sea fishing
Fossil fuels
Renewable energy
Rubbish and recycling
Eco-cities
Glossary.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Splashy, colorful pages with infographics, photos, and diagrams are packed with information in this installment in the Geo Facts series (8 titles). After an overview of resources in general, subsequent sections address specific resources, such as minerals, oil and natural gas, wood, and food. That's all to be expected, of course, but where this volume truly shines is in its accessible discussion of geopolitical and ecological considerations associated with all these resources. Howell addresses the wide gulf between wealthy and poorer nations; in particular, how poorer nations often produce the most natural resources, such as wood and minerals, but wealthier nations use the most resources by a large margin. Each spread about a resource addresses an associated problem, such as dangerous working conditions, greenhouse gas production, and natural habitat destruction, and Focus On pages highlight specific topics, such as genetically modified foods and aluminum. There's a wealth of information here, and it's thoughtfully presented in a global context. This excellent, inviting look at what powers our world will surely get kids thinking critically.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Geofacts (Crabtree Publishing Company)
Subjects Natural resources -- Juvenile literature.
Conservation of natural resources -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York, New York :Crabtree Publishing,2018
Audience Age 10-14.
Grade 7-8.
Language English
Notes "First published in Great Britain in 2018 by The Watts Publishing Group."
Includes index.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9780778743835
0778743837
9780778743989
0778743985
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