Endangered oceans : investigating oceans in crisis (Fact Finders: Endangered Earth) (#0750PS0)

by Rake, Jody Sullivan

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Hardcover (library binding) Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, 2015
Price: USD 22.54
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Dewey: 363.739; Audience: Upper Elementary; Reading Level: 5.2
AR 5.2 MG .5 170961EN; LEX 830L; F&P S
From the publisher: Grades 3-6; Ages 8-10
From SLJ: Gr 4-6


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Learn all about the world's invaluable resources and how human activity is damaging or destroying them. Examples that relate to the reader's everyday life are used to further explore and examine issues facing natural resources. Text explores the causes and effects of human activity, meets Next Generation Science Standards, uses text features and graphic features to help explain contents, and discusses ways to help protect Earth's resources.

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From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index. "Discusses what oceans are, their importance to humans and to the ecosystem, how humans are harming them, and what can be done to protect them"--Provided by publisher.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Fact Finders. Endangered Earth
  • Dewey: 363.739
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-49142-038-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-49142-038-6
  • LCCN: 2014-039462
  • Follett Number: 0750PS0
  • Reading Level: 5.2
  • Audience: Upper Elementary
  • Grades: 3-6
  • Ages: 8-10
  • School Library Journal: Gr 4-6
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.2
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 170961EN
  • Lexile: 830L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: S

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  • Library Media Connection starred, 01/01/16

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (April 1, 2015)
Gr 4-6-Readers who aren't anxious about the environment will be after reading these alarmist screeds. Each volume surveys a natural resource that has been threatened by human use or overuse with consequences that range from species extinctions and public health hazards to globe-spanning climate change. Each ends with vague guidelines for more responsible behavior, such as turning off electric lights and using less plastic. Photos of dead fish, oil-soaked sea life, and fields of brightly colored industrial slime reinforce the message. Along with misleading generalizations, such as a claim in Endangered Energy that 300 million years ago Earth "was mostly covered by swamps," the authors make some terrifying but debatable assertions: for instance, over the past 150 years we have changed our planet's oceans "forever" and that even that today "all living beings are at risk" from misuse of fossil fuels. The copyediting isn't topflight either. VERDICT Despite the flaws, these issues are important, and even if these introductions are stronger on general concepts than specific facts, they should stimulate enough concern to fuel further inquiry. © Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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