Discusses the causes and effects of pollution, and explains what can be done about garbage, pesticides, medical waste, polluted air and water, radiation risks, acid rain and deforestation
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Unlike Will Steger and Jon Bowermaster's Saving the Earth ( LJ 4/15/90) or The Global Tomorrow Coalition's Global Ecology Handbook ( LJ 4/15/90), Naar's book does not primarily try to convey the global magnitude of pollution. Instead, the book focuses on local solutions to pollution. Many examples of functioning antipollution projects and ways to avoid causing pollution and to protect one's health are cited. Some ideas, such as foods that can protect people from the damages of radioactive fallout, are admittedly controversial. The summary of existing laws and instructions for lobbying and litigating are the most valuable and distinctive features of this book. Unfortunately, with the amount of literature cited, this book often reads like a research paper. For larger environmental collections.
- Susan V. McKimm, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Cleveland
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0103375
Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060963875
Book Description HarperCollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0060963875