Earth's resources geo facts

Izzi Howell

Book - 2018

Learn about the kind of resources Earth holds, and how they are extracted and used. Discover the problems and challenges posed by human consumption of these resources, from overfishing to dwindling supplies of fossil fuels. Read about the efforts being made to protect Earth's resources, including finding sustainable energy solutions and making our cities eco-friendly.

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Geofacts (Crabtree Publishing Company)
St. Catharines, Ontario : New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing 2018.
Item Description
"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by The Watts Publishing Group."
Physical Description
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Izzi Howell (author)
  • What are resources?
  • Resources around the world
  • Mining
  • Aluminium
  • Wood
  • Rainforest deforestation
  • Water
  • Food and farms
  • GM crops
  • North Sea fishing
  • Fossil fuels
  • Renewable energy
  • Rubbish and recycling
  • Eco-cities
  • Glossary.
Review by Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Splashy, colorful pages with infographics, photos, and diagrams are packed with information in this installment in the Geo Facts series (8 titles). After an overview of resources in general, subsequent sections address specific resources, such as minerals, oil and natural gas, wood, and food. That's all to be expected, of course, but where this volume truly shines is in its accessible discussion of geopolitical and ecological considerations associated with all these resources. Howell addresses the wide gulf between wealthy and poorer nations; in particular, how poorer nations often produce the most natural resources, such as wood and minerals, but wealthier nations use the most resources by a large margin. Each spread about a resource addresses an associated problem, such as dangerous working conditions, greenhouse gas production, and natural habitat destruction, and Focus On pages highlight specific topics, such as genetically modified foods and aluminum. There's a wealth of information here, and it's thoughtfully presented in a global context. This excellent, inviting look at what powers our world will surely get kids thinking critically.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2018 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-A scientific approach to Earth's landscape. Throughout the series, a multitude of eye-catching photographs, graphs, charts, and diagrams effectively illustrate key concepts. Each title opens with its subject clearly defined and follows with case studies. Earth's Resources, for example, explains the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources and, alongside an abundance of additional information, provides a more in-depth look at the mining of aluminum-rich bauxite ore, rain forest deforestation, genetically modified crops, North Sea fishing, and eco-cities. Each book does a great job pulling together and synthesizing information. Also included is a test section to review the knowledge gained. VERDICT Fact-filled and perfect for visual learners. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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