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The great Pacific garbage patch / by Laura Perdew ; content consultant, Dr. Angelicque "Angel" White.

Perdew, Laura, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pearisburg Public Library System.

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Pearisburg Public Library YA 363.7 Pe (Text) 00000305552 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781532110238
  • ISBN: 1532110235
  • Physical Description: 112 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 x 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The great Pacific garbage patch -- A short history of trash -- Impact on marine habitats -- Impact on fish and wildlife -- Impact of marine debris on humans -- Monitoring and cleanup efforts -- Garbage patch prevention -- The ocean's future in the age of plastic -- Cause and effect -- Essential facts -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
"Humanity's impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch shines a light on the giant accumulation of garbage in the Pacific Ocean. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind ocean currents and plastic's chemical composition to explain the threat trash, especially plastic, poses for the world's oceans, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster's causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."--Publisher's website.
Subject: Marine pollution > Pacific Ocean > Juvenile literature.
Plastic marine debris > Environmental aspects > Pacific Ocean > Juvenile literature.
Marine pollution > Pacific Ocean.
Plastic marine debris > Environmental aspects > Pacific Ocean > Juvenile literature.

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