Air Out There, The: How Clean is Clean?
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Air Out There, The: How Clean is Clean?

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Look InsideLanguage Arts Correlations Teachers' Notes Teachers' Notes This book helps young readers understand what happens every time living things take a breathphysically, chemically and culturally. It examines the science of air pollution, while discussing the hurdles presented by globalization, politics and basic human need. The book also separates fact from fiction when it comes to both manmade and natural pollution. Second Nature is a multi-topic environmental series that makes environmental awareness just that - second nature - and instills confidence in kids through knowledge, expertise, and a spirit of participation. This series embraces thought-provoking alternative viewpoints, while encouraging kids to form action plans through scientific inquiry and practical insights.

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    Matt Higgins
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    environmental science
This is a multi-topic series intended to highlight environmental problems and solutions. The issues are presented from a historical, local, global, and scientific perspective. The books use photographs, images, and different font styles to keep readers engaged. Books are co-authored by scientists who are experts in the topics presented. The sections “What Can I Do?,” “Trailblazers,” and “Expert Opinions,” highlight individual action and ideas. Glossary. Websites. Index. Recommended.

Library Media Connection, March/April 2012

The Air Out There is part of the series Second Nature. This book begins by discussing the causes of air pollution and its effects on people, plants, and animals. The authors include information about trailblazers in this area, what kids can do, and career opportunities in this area. The book is full of great photographs, colorful charts, and pages with a variety of fonts to make reading visually appealing. Included are a glossary and an index. Highly Recommended.

Arlington Independing School District, July 2012

One of the Second Nature series titles, emphasizing the importance of clean air and the challenges that face the world today due to air pollution. Filled with color illustrations, photos, tables and maps, I particularly enjoyed the Trailblazers, like Robin Chase, who started the car-sharing company Zipcar which reduces air pollution. Career opportunities are explored and the final chapter gives examples of how individuals can keep plants in their homes to keep the air clean. Includes Glossary, Sources & Resources, and Index & Authors.

PSLA's Top Ten or so Nonfiction Titles of 2011

This book's focus is on world hunger and what everyone can do to help the hungry. It raises the issue that feeding the hungry is the responsibility of all people. It is a world problem that affects all. Glossary words are in bold. Careers in this field are highlighted as well as what individuals can do to help. Included are a glossary, other sources, and an index.

Book Buzz, April 2012
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