This title delves into several specific types of manufacturing pollution and their causes, effects, and how we can proactively deal with them to make our planet a cleaner and healthier place.
Grades 4-6. Between industry and everyday consumption, the amount of pollution produced can be overwhelming. These titles in the Searchlight Books: What Can We Do about Pollution? series succinctly explain how different types of pollution are created, how they affect humans and the environment, and how ordinary citizens can reduce pollution. Manufacturing Pollution looks at three significant types of pollution—air, water, and soil—caused by manufacturing as well as how waste materials enter the environment due to the manufacturing process and through accidents. Accompanied by numerous crisp photos, charts, and graphs, these interrelated books conclude with suggestions for manufacturers and individuals to eliminate waste and pollution.
Though standard (and somewhat choppy) in describing the types of pollution or waste in each category and the problems they create, these texts may extend kids' outlooks and interest in the subjects. Illustrated with appropriate color photos and infographics, the books conclude with ways in which adults and kids can help, including writing to their representatives in government. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers the following Searchlight Books: What Can We Do About Pollution titles: Transportation Pollution, Nuclear Pollution, Agricultural Pollution, Manufacturing Pollution, Household Waste, and Fossil Fuel Pollution.]
Gr 4-6-Climate change is an important current issue, often the focus of school projects and assignments. These volumes present environmental issues from a local and global perspective, framing the discussion around kids' everyday lives. Topics discussed are timely, including various types of pollution (e-waste), fracking and its effects, the importance of recycling, and more. While the information is at times dire, it is fact-based, not alarmist. "How You Can Help" sections make a connection between personal activities and global effects, motivating kids to get involved with community cleanup and to write to encourage politicians to pass laws to improve the environment. VERDICT This informative series will inspire young readers to join the cause for climate change. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.