Spring 2019

Solutions for a Cleaner, Greener Planet

Environmental Chemistry

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Many of the most toxic materials on Earth—from arsenic to plutonium—occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them in products such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel, and weaponry. Without careful management, toxins can leach into groundwater or pollute our environment. Exposure to toxins leads to various cancers, impairment of the immune and reproductive systems, as well as cognitive problems. What can be done? Solutions include a wide range of infrastructure approaches, such as better water filtration, governmental and manufacturing regulations, outright bans on certain chemicals, careful monitoring, and the use of alternative fuels. Learn more about key contaminants and their impact on health, as well as solutions on a global and individual level.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-54151-979-4
$37.32 $27.99
978-1-54154-396-6
$55.99 $41.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Science
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2019-01-01
BISACS YAN050080, YAN050050, YAN045000
Dewey 577.27
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1090
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Source notes

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Terrific for classroom use. Environmental chemistry that is eminently readable and hopeful.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Marc Zimmer