Thursday, November 18, 2021

Review: Taming Plastics and Making Waves by Albert Bates

 Today's review hits two books for a double-whammy review! These are non-fiction reads for the middle grade audience and take a look at environmental issues concerning the oceans. I would say more, but I'm going to let the reviews do the talking because...well, read on and find out.


 TAMING PLASTIC
Planetary Solutions
by Albert Bates
Groundswell
Nonfiction Science
48 pages
ages 8 to 12





Plastic seems like a miraculous invention. You can make it into any shape, color or size, and it can be flexible or sturdy. Plastic also lasts forever--and that's the problem. It's estimated that by 2050, there'll be more pounds of plastic in our oceans than pounds of fish. Recycling programs are growing faster than the collected plastic can be processed, and not all plastic can be recycled.
Learn about the creative solutions that visionary people across the planet are using to curb plastic waste. Become an Emergency Planetary Technician and find out what you can do every day to tame plastic.


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MAKING WAVES
Planetary Solutions
by Albert Bates
Groundswell
Non-Fiction Science
ages 8 to 12






This book provides an educational and engaging look at the interdependent relationship between the oceans and ourselves, and what is needed to protect the oceans' ecosystems. Young adults learn about a variety of human activities that affect water temperature, oxygen levels, acidity, ice density, sea levels and sea-life populations. Bates explains how measures such as blue carbon initiatives to prohibit deep-sea mining, replanting mangroves, protecting salt marshes and seagrasses and restoring coral reefs have benefits that have a multiplier effect--and that it is more cost-effective and financially rewarding to do these now rather than later


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1 comment:

  1. Anything we can do to reduce plastics, particularly single-use plastics, is a good thing. What a frightening thought: more plastics than fish in our oceans by 2050! That's right around the corner. A timely book!

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