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Water pollution
Stille, Darlene R.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Childrens Press, [1990]

Physical Description:
46 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Discusses the benefits of water, its pollution, and the harmful effects of and ways of avoiding water pollution.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.2 0.5 6196.
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TD422 .S75 1990 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Author Notes

Darlene R. Stille was educated at the University of Illinois. She is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for children including collections of biographies.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1-3. Presenting scientific facts in a straightforward yet readable text, Stille explains air, soil, and water pollution to primary schoolers. Short chapters in large print are attractively laid out with abundant full-color photographs and occasional archival prints or diagrams. Stille carefully describes the vital roles of clean air, pure water, and healthy soil; analyzes the causes of pollution; relates the impact of these impurities on plants and animals; and cites means of protecting the earth's resources. A helpful glossary and an index are appended. ~--Ellen Mandel

School Library Journal Review

Each book describes a specific type of pollution and then discusses the natural and industrial causes, the negative effects, and some treatments of the problems. Stille says pollution has always been with us, and the carefully selected color photos supplement her point. Captions add new information, but are written on a higher reading level than the main body of the text. Stille provides observations to drive home her points, e.g., a lake destroyed by acid rain may look transparently clean because it cannot support life. Air Pollution gets a mite out of focus in an attempt to take on too much, and some of the information is oversimplified or misleading, making the other two books somewhat stronger. --Gloria Amann, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.