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Hydrosphere : freshwater systems and pollution

Author: Dana Desonie
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an overview of the water cycle and examines current issues affecting the water supply, discussing such topics as the causes of water pollution and the effects on people, wildlife, and the environment.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Electronic books
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Desonie
ISBN: 9780816062157 0816062153
OCLC Number: 137305973
Description: 194 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The water cycle --
Surface waters --
Surface water resources --
Groundwater and its use --
Where water pollutants come from and where they go --
Possible health effects of toxic chemicals --
Toxic organic pollutants --
Toxic inorganic pollutants --
Biological pollutants --
Cleaning point source pollution --
Modern water cleanup issues --
The history of water pollution in the Great Lakes --
Conclusion --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Dana Desonie.
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Earth is the water planet, but only a fraction of the planet's water is usable, and water pollution has become a monumental dilemma as we enter the 21st century. This book explains how society needs  Read more...

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