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Green movement
Eboch, Chris, author.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, [2014]
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Examines major developments in the Green Movement. Readers will discover the people and events that shaped the Green Movement, and the challenges that the future holds.
Taking action, one step at a time -- From taming the wilderness to protecting it -- The modern environmental movement -- Green goes global -- Love Canal -- Fighting on many fronts -- Climate change takes center stage -- Many groups, many goals -- The battles continue.
Reading Level:
1050 Lexile.
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GE195.5 .E36 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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In the face of injustice, people band together to work for change, and through their influence, what was once unthinkable becomes common. This title traces the history of the green movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change. Iconic images and informative sidebars accompany compelling text that follows the movement from the work of nineteenth-century conservationists through activists' work to stop pollution and save endangered species and up to the efforts to combat climate change and global warming in the twenty-first century. Features include a glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-These books focus on developments within social movements in the United States and elsewhere that are meant to bring about significant change in the welfare of both humans and animals. Green Movement outlines the history of environmental issues from the 19th century and to current international concern over climate change. Brief synopses of the works of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Rachel Carson, Al Gore, and others are interspersed with discussions of both the successes and failures of a variety of groups and movements. Love Canal, nuclear disarmament, and endangered species are among the subjects covered. A somewhat cursory time line and "Essential Facts" section do not present useful information for researchers, and the photographs lend little interest. Animal Rights focuses on the increased interest in the treatment of animals used for research, food, and entertainment. While covering a topic lending itself to high emotion, the text is straightforward and matter of fact. The illustrations will not upset younger readers although some descriptions of cruel and abusive treatment of animals may be disturbing. Discussed are the growing numbers of vegetarians and vegans, the foundation of PETA, and the political and business attitudes toward attempts to regulate the often horrific conditions to which animals are subjected. Useful for reports involving the history of environmental movements.-Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, formerly at Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.