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 Endangered rivers : investigating rivers in crisis
 Author: Iyer, Rani


 Publisher:  Capstone Press
 Pub Year: 2015

 Dewey: 333.91
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., ill. (chiefly col.), 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 481537 ISBN: 9781491420409
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Rivers
 Stream health
 Water
 Stream conservation

Price: $6.50

Summary:
Discusses what rivers are, their importance to humans and to the ecosystem, how humans are harming them, and what can be done to protect them.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 170963

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (04/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2015 Gr 4–6—Readers who aren't anxious about the environment will be after reading these alarmist screeds. Each volume surveys a natural resource that has been threatened by human use or overuse with consequences that range from species extinctions and public health hazards to globe-spanning climate change. Each ends with vague guidelines for more responsible behavior, such as turning off electric lights and using less plastic. Photos of dead fish, oil-soaked sea life, and fields of brightly colored industrial slime reinforce the message. Along with misleading generalizations, such as a claim in Endangered Energy that 300 million years ago Earth "was mostly covered by swamps," the authors make some terrifying but debatable assertions: for instance, over the past 150 years we have changed our planet's oceans "forever" and that even that today "all living beings are at risk" from misuse of fossil fuels. The copyediting isn't topflight either. VERDICT Despite the flaws, these issues are important, and even if these introductions are stronger on general concepts than specific facts, they should stimulate enough concern to fuel further inquiry. - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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