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Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out In Your Lifetime - Ellen Kirk
ISBN: 9781426307676
Publication Date: 2011-03-08
Grades 3-7; Ages 8-12
What is your human footprint? Well, it's 13,056 pints of milk, 28,433 showers, 12,888 oranges, 14,518 candy bars, and $52,972 worth of clothes, all in one lifetime. Astonishing photography captures the full picture of consumption, documenting all the diapers you wore as a baby, the bread you'll eat in a lifetime, and the cans you'll recycle, based on national averages.

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Science Fair Winners--Junkyard Science - Karen Romano Young; David Goldin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781426306891
Publication Date: 2010-09-28
Ages 11-14
Pull on your gloves and experience the science of trashology It's all about the stuff that's thrown away: analyzing the waste produced by your school's cafeteria, understanding the decomposition rates of garbage bags, comparing the cost effectiveness of one-use batteries versus rechargeables.

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National Geographic Investigates: Not a Drop to Drink--Water For a Thirsty World - Michael Burgan
ISBN: 9781426303609
Publication Date: 2008-10-14
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
Water is one of Earth’s hot environmental topics. The scarcity of clean drinking water will have dramatic consequences for humanity in the 21st century: water disputes could spark regional conflict, while increased desertification and drought could affect world food supplies and the future of farming.

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