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Title:
Spill! : the story of the Exxon Valdez
Author:
Carr, Terry.
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Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, 1991.
Physical Description:
64 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Discusses the carelessness and neglect that led to the oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska; the cleanup effort; and the long-term consequences of this disaster.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.5 1.0 6743.
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780531152171

9780531109984
Format :
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Summary

Based on firsthand observations and material drawn from people who worked on the cleanup, here is a vivid account of one of the most devastating environmental disasters in recent history. Also explores the events leading up to the Prince William Sound oil spill and the consequences. An ALA "1991 Recommended Books for the Reluctant Young Adult Reader; " An IRA-CBC "Children's Choices for 1992; " Named to the Science Books and Films "Best Children's Science Book List, 1991".


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 3-6. Carr provides a balanced, in-depth view of the devastating oil spill in Prince William Sound. He includes a brief history of the Alaskan pipeline and a look at the economic benefits of oil sales, while also acknowledging such other economic plums as the fishing and tourist industries. Using detailed maps and sharp color photographs, he gives a minute-by-minute account of the accident and the people involved, as well as the months of cleanup afterwards. The book will make readers ponder the tragedy, the risks and benefits of oil production in Alaska, and decisions concerning further oil exploration in the state. For an additional resource on the wildlife aspect of this topic, use Roland Smith's Sea Otter Rescue [BKL S 15 90]. ~--Deborah Abbott


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 Up-- A straightforward, nonpolitical account of one of the worst ecological disasters of our time. After giving background information and explaining the collision, Carr describes the spread of the oil and tells about the wildlife affected. He details the difficulty and expense in rescuing animals and cleaning beaches, citing an oil-eating bacteria that may prove to be the most effective cleaning method in the long run. Maps are used to show clearly the flow and the extent of the spill. The last chapter points out that the long-term effects of the accident are still unknown, but that from now on, the oil industry will be watched closely and that Prince William Sound should be viewed as a giant laboratory where people can learn the best techniques for dealing with such mishaps. Brilliant full-color photographs enhance the highly readable narrative. --Don Reaber, Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 3-6. Carr provides a balanced, in-depth view of the devastating oil spill in Prince William Sound. He includes a brief history of the Alaskan pipeline and a look at the economic benefits of oil sales, while also acknowledging such other economic plums as the fishing and tourist industries. Using detailed maps and sharp color photographs, he gives a minute-by-minute account of the accident and the people involved, as well as the months of cleanup afterwards. The book will make readers ponder the tragedy, the risks and benefits of oil production in Alaska, and decisions concerning further oil exploration in the state. For an additional resource on the wildlife aspect of this topic, use Roland Smith's Sea Otter Rescue [BKL S 15 90]. ~--Deborah Abbott


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 Up-- A straightforward, nonpolitical account of one of the worst ecological disasters of our time. After giving background information and explaining the collision, Carr describes the spread of the oil and tells about the wildlife affected. He details the difficulty and expense in rescuing animals and cleaning beaches, citing an oil-eating bacteria that may prove to be the most effective cleaning method in the long run. Maps are used to show clearly the flow and the extent of the spill. The last chapter points out that the long-term effects of the accident are still unknown, but that from now on, the oil industry will be watched closely and that Prince William Sound should be viewed as a giant laboratory where people can learn the best techniques for dealing with such mishaps. Brilliant full-color photographs enhance the highly readable narrative. --Don Reaber, Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.