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Title:
Waste and recycling
Author:
James, Barbara, 1953-
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Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Steck-Vaughn, 1990.

©1989
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Discusses types of waste, including domestic, industrial, agricultural, and radioactive, and how it can be handled and controlled.
General Note:
"First published in 1989 by Wayland (Publishers) Ltd.--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811423861
Format :
Book

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Orchard Park Library TD792 .J35 1989 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Discusses types of waste, including domestic, industrial, agricultural, and radioactive, and how it can be handled and controlled.


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Gr. 5-8. These British imports do credible jobs of explaining two environmental problems of growing concern and will be useful where there is high demand for information on environmental issues. Both emphasize conservation efforts, recycling, and curbing of harmful practices, and while the authors firmly outline the dimensions of the problems, their tone is not alarmist. The books' British roots won't hinder U.S. audiences; in fact, the appended "Useful Addresses" are from the U.S. as are many of the plentiful photographs. In Conserving the Atmosphere, Baines explains how the atmosphere is being harmed by various forms of pollution. His survey describes global warming and the greenhouse effect and then goes on to look at an assortment of pollutants: acid rain, auto exhaust, industrial waste, CFC chemicals that are depleting the ozone layer, and radioactive emissions from nuclear accidents. Indoor pollution from smoking and household chemicals is also noted. Waste and Recycling looks at the problems the industrialized world is having with disposing of both common trash and highly toxic wastes. --Denise Wilms


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