How carbon footprints work (EcoWorks) (#0908PH3)

by Hunter, Nick

3 reviews & awards | 2 full-text reviews

FollettBound Sewn Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2014
Price: USD 18.37
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Dewey: 363.7; Audience: Upper Elementary; Reading Level: 7.5
From the publisher: Grades 3-4; Ages 8-10
From Booklist: Grades 3-5; read the full-text reviews


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This series gives readers an in-depth look at some of the most extraordinary advances in environmental science, such as solar-powered homes, electric cars, and sources of renewable energy, and explains the science behind how they work. Readers are encouraged to explore ways in which they, too, can make a difference in their everyday lives. Technological advances are explained in straightforward language, giving readers the background they need to understand how the strides being taken by eco-conscious citizens just like them are truly making a difference.

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Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index. An introduction to carbon footprints and sustainable living.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication Date: August 16, 2013
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • Series: Ecoworks
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 363.7
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-329-98639-2 (originally 1-43399-553-0)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-329-98639-1 (originally 978-1-43399-553-8)
  • Follett Number: 0908PH3
  • Reading Level: 7.5
  • Audience: Upper Elementary
  • Grades: 3-4
  • Ages: 8-10
  • Booklist: Grades 3-5

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 02/15/14
  • Library Media Connection, 08/01/14
  • Science and Children (NSTA), 02/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (February 15, 2014 (Vol. 110, No. 12))
Grades 3-5. Carbon footprint is a term few people knew a decade ago, and now it is used constantly. But what exactly does it mean? This title from the EcoWorks series gives kids a good understanding of the term, but more importantly it shows how each individual’s carbon footprint affects the environment. After explaining what carbon is, how it is released, and how it can be a problem, the book goes on to discuss how and why countries have bigger and smaller footprints, what activities produce the most emissions, and how to calculate one’s own carbon footprint. This also explains ways to help—and what’s beyond individuals’ control. Controversial questions aren’t avoided: “What’s the point of reducing your carbon footprint if more than 1 billion people in China are increasing their carbon dioxide emissions?” Illustrated with stock color photos, the text is occasionally broken up by “Eco Facts” and other sidebars. A thought-provoking overview, and the good back matter will lead kids to more.

Taken from the Hardcover (library binding).

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