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Earth's Resources Geo Facts - PB
9780778743989 | In Stock
Learn about the kind of resources Earth holds, and how they are extracted and used. Discover the problems and challenges posed by human consumption of these resources, from overfishing to dwindling supplies of fossil fuels. Read about the efforts being made to protect Earth's resources, including finding sustainable energy solutions and making our cities eco-friendly.

Reading Level: Gr. 5
Interest Level: Gr. 5-8+
Guided Reading Level: U
Binding: Paperback
Series: Geo Facts
Author(s): Izzi Howell

Size: 8 ½″ × 10 ¾″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 6.3
Dewey: 333.7
Lexile: 960L
Copyright: 2018

Earth's Resources Geo Facts

“Splashy, colorful pages with infographics, photos, and diagrams are packed with information in this installment in the Geo Facts series (8 titles). Beginning with an overview of resources in general, subsequent sections address specific resources, such as minerals, oil and natural gas, wood, and food. That’s all to be expected, of course, but where this volume truly shines is in its accessible discussion of geopolitical and ecological considerations associated with all these resources. Howell address the wide gulf between wealthy and poorer nations, particularly how poorer nations often produce the most natural resources, such as wood and minerals, but wealthier nations use the most resources by a large margin. Each spread about a resource addresses an associated problem, such as dangerous working conditions, greenhouse gas production, or natural habitat destruction, and Focus On pages highlight specific topics, such as genetically modified foods and aluminum. There’s a wealth of information here, and it’s a thoughtfully presented in a global context. This excellent, inviting look at what powers our world will surely get kids thinking critically.” - Booklist starred review, 03/18