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Title:
Saving water
Author:
Dalgleish, Sharon.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Our world -- Our future -- Weird water -- Living in a watery world -- Water and weather -- Storing water -- Using water at home -- Waste water down the drain -- Water for factories -- Thirsty cows and crops -- From drains to waterways -- Dissolving-good and bad -- Project water -- Think globally -- Sustaining our world.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 1.0 59037.
ISBN:
9780791070161
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

1. This series emphasizes the interconnectedness of our world, focusing on how keeping our air, water, land, energy, forests and wildlife healthy is essential to Earth's survival. Readers will learn that how we treat our planet today will affect our lives in the future.2. The text not only explains the importance of caring for our world but also shows readers how their actions -- no matter how small -- can make a big difference. Boxes labeled Stop and Think, Show Me, and You Can Do It encourage readers to take action.3. Read More About It boxes reference related topics in the book and the pages where they appear.4. Hands-on projects toward the back of each book help readers apply the concepts they have learned.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Focusing on the interconnections that bring together all living things, these titles challenge children to think globally and act locally. Wildlife discusses habitats, changing weather, greed, and vanishing species. Water concentrates on the need to preserve the fresh water available to sustain life and to minimize both use and pollution. Each two-page chapter includes a highlighted question, while sidebars give suggestions for simple experiments."You Can Do It" sections offer practical ideas that will enable youngsters to participate in maintaining a healthy planet. The unrelenting bad news regarding the condition of the Earth detailed in both books is mitigated by the suggestion that children can, and perhaps must, take action no matter how minor these acts may seem. Turning off lights, buying only what is needed, and being careful about what is put down household drains are all actions that can help raise environmental awareness. The busy pages with full-color photos, diagrams, and varied typeface will appeal to both browsers and report writers.-Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Water is essential for sustaining life on this planet, yet ensuring that there is enough for our ever-increasing population is already a problem. This book takes a look at some of the problems we are facing with our water supply, including pollution, overuse, and shortages, and examines some possible solutions. Excerpted from Saving Water by Sharon Dalgleish All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.