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Green Stuff for Kids : An A-Z Guide to What's Up with the Planet :  An A-Z Guide to What's Up with the Planet - Tanya Ha

Green Stuff for Kids : An A-Z Guide to What's Up with the Planet

An A-Z Guide to What's Up with the Planet

By: Tanya Ha

Paperback Published: August 2009
ISBN: 9780522855395
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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The vital role that children play in the environmental movement and the importance of keeping them active, involved, and invested in its future are the main themes in this informative handbook.

Aimed at young readers, this guide explains the environment from global warming and drought to endangered species and habitat destruction in an entertaining and accessible manner.

Jam-packed with facts, quizzes, projects, and craft ideas, this nature-conscious handbook also includes eco-friendly projects such as growing veggies, starting a worm farm, and making recycled paper.

Industry Reviews

"'Something fun, informative and challenging for green kids (and their parents) to sink their teeth into.' TIM FLANNERY 'A friend once gave me some very good advice: "Ignore opinions and stick to the facts." This book has some very interesting facts, which you can use to make your own opinions.' DR KARL KRUSZELNICKI"

Earth: a great place to livep. x
Airp. 1
Why air is important: gas exchange between plants and animalsp. 2
Air pollutionp. 3
Air: acid rainp. 5
Air travelp. 8
Animal welfarep. 9
Animals for food, fibre and materialsp. 9
Animals in sciencep. 10
Animals as entertainmentp. 11
Other human threats to animalsp. 11
Illegal trade in animalsp. 13
Biodegradabilityp. 16
Biodiversityp. 17
Carbonp. 20
Carbon chemistryp. 20
The carbon cyclep. 20
Climate and Weatherp. 22
Climate changep. 24
Recent changesp. 24
Climate change: the impactsp. 26
What can be done about climate change?p. 29
Composp. 30
Conservationp. 31
Conservation initiatives around the worldp. 31
Consumptionp. 34
Disposable productsp. 37
Reusable versus disposablep. 37
Ecological footprintp. 38
Ecology and ecosystemsp. 42
El Niño and La Niñap. 45
Endangered and extinct speciesp. 46
Why species are become endangeredp. 46
Classifying endangered speciesp. 47
Back from the brinkp. 48
Extinctionp. 48
Energyp. 54
What is energy?p. 54
Energy and the environmentp. 56
Where does our energy come from?p. 56
Energy now: the current global situationp. 57
Energy: electricityp. 58
Energy: alternative and renewable energyp. 62
Energy: fossil fuelsp. 68
Energy: nuclearp. 70
Energy use in the homep. 72
Energy efficiencyp. 76
Energy in productsp. 77
Environmentalismp. 78
Environment groupsp. 78
E-Wastep. 80
Farming and agriculturep. 82
Environmental problems of farming and agriculturep. 82
Organic farmingp. 83
Fashionp. 84
Fishp. 86
Overfishing and by-catchp. 86
Aquaculturep. 87
Whales on watchp. 88
Foodp. 90
Food choicesp. 91
Food milesp. 92
Food wastep. 92
Forests and forestryp. 94
What forests do for peoplep. 94
What forests do for the planetp. 94
Forestry debatesp. 94
Gadgetsp. 96
Standby wattage = standby wastagep. 96
Genetically modified organismsp. 100
Genetic engineering: the pros and consp. 101
Germsp. 102
Bacteria: friend or foe?p. 102
Germs in foodp. 103
Global warmingp. 104
Taking the planet's temperaturep. 104
Potential effects of global warmingp. 104
Greenhouse effectp. 106
Measuring greenhouse gas emissionsp. 107
Habitatp. 110
Threats to habitatp. 110
Protecting and preserving habitatp. 110
Health hazardsp. 112
Climate change and healthp. 112
Environmental toxinsp. 112
Indoor air qualityp. 113
Introduced and invasive speciesp. 114
How are they introduced?p. 114
Controlling introduced speciesp. 116
Kyotop. 120
Land-clearing and deforestationp. 122
Landfillp. 124
Lifestylep. 126
Litterp. 128
Litter on the high seasp. 131
Natural disastersp. 132
Natural or unnatural disasters?p. 132
Land movement disastersp. 132
Water disastersp. 133
Weather disastersp. 134
Oilp. 138
Jurassic juicep. 138
Oily issuesp. 139
Oil spillsp. 139
Is plant power the answer?p. 139
Overhuntingp. 140
How species become overhuntedp. 141
Ozone layerp. 142
What's up with the ozone layer?p. 142
Packagingp. 144
Plasticp. 146
What are plastics?p. 146
Plastics and the environmentp. 146
Plastic bagsp. 148
Pollutionp. 150
Populationp. 152
Recyclingp. 153
Don't put the wrong thing in the right bin!p. 153
Recycling: the ultimate guidep. 154
Recycling: the productsp. 156
Salinityp. 164
Shoppingp. 166
For better or worse?p. 166
Green shopping tipsp. 166
Who's got the power?p. 167
Give green giftsp. 167
Soilp. 168
Transportp. 169
Which way to go is worst?p. 169
Greener getting aroundp. 170
Tree-plantingp. 173
How tree-planting helps the environmentp. 173
Wastep. 175
What's in our waste: a garbage bin autopsyp. 175
The waste hierarchy: 'reduce, reuse, recycle'p. 176
Hazardous wastep. 177
Waterp. 178
How water gets around: the water cyclep. 179
What's up with water?p. 180
Water: environmental flowsp. 181
Water conservation and managementp. 186
Water in the home: where we use itp. 188
Water in the home: where we get it fromp. 192
Water pollutionp. 194
Water: sewage treatmentp. 198
Water suppliesp. 200
Water: virtual waterp. 204
Worms and Worm farmingp. 208
Worm triviap. 209
Zoosp. 211
A brief history of zoosp. 211
Modern zoosp. 211
Types of zoop. 211
Zoo debatep. 212
Eco-websitesp. 214
Schools noticeboardp. 216
Green stuff for parents: a note from the authorp. 218
About the authorp. 220
Acknowledgementsp. 221
Indexp. 222
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ISBN: 9780522855395
ISBN-10: 0522855393
Series: Greeniology Series
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 17.7  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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