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Nature Interrupted: The Science of Environmental Chain Reactions
Our world is made up of interconnected systems. When one element changes, the entire system is affected, and nature must absorb the change or be thrown out of balance. People often cause these environmental chain reactions through negative actions such as dumping chemical waste, but sometimes they are caused by a good idea. It might start with a plan to get rid of disease- ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Compass Point Books
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Nov 02, 2008 Kris rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended for gr. 4-8. Part of the Headline Science series, Nature Interrupted has 6 chapters about different types of environmental chain reactions. With examples drawn from recent headlines, each chapter shows how one small change in the environment, from introducing a non-native species to the use of antibacterial soap, can lead to unexpected and sometimes catastrophic changes. Easy to understand, the book contains an index, environmental timeline, glossary, further resources, source notes ...more