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The Resource Heroes of the environment : true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet, by Harriet Rohmer ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

Heroes of the environment : true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet, by Harriet Rohmer ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

Label
Heroes of the environment : true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet
Title
Heroes of the environment
Title remainder
true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet
Statement of responsibility
by Harriet Rohmer ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people, most of them teenagers or younger adults, from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rohmer, Harriet
Dewey number
  • 333.72092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Lexile: 1070
Interest level
MG
LC call number
GE55
LC item number
.R64 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
7.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McLaughlin, Julie
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmentalists
  • Environmentalists
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Heroes of the environment : true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet, by Harriet Rohmer ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raising food in the city: Will Allen, founder, Growing Power Community Food Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Discovering a new way to clean polluted water: Kelydra Welcker, student chemist, environmental scientist, and inventor, Parkersburg, West Virginia -- Turning waste into good business and good jobs: Omar Freilla, founder, ReBuilders Souce, The South Bronx, New York City -- Bringing solar power to Indian country: Debby Tewa, solar electrician, Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona -- Speaking out to a big oil company: Margie Richard, activist and former middle school teacher, Old Diamond, Louisiana -- Inventing eco-machines: John Todd, inventor, engineer, and designer, Woods Hole, Massachusetts -- Recycling electronic waste: Alex Lin, teenager who helped write Rhode Island's e-waste law, Westerly, Rhode Island -- Saving West Virginia's oldest mountains: Julia "Judy" Bonds, community activist, Coal River Mountain Watch, Whitesville, West Virginia -- Fighting the enemies of the environment: El Hijo del Santo ("Son of the Saint"), champion masked wrestler, Mexico City, Mexico -- Protecting Louisiana wetlands: Barry Guillot, middle school science teacher, Destrehan, Louisiana -- Saving the Porcupine River caribou: Sarah James, spokesperson, Gwich'in Indian people of Alaska and Canada, Arctic Village, Alaska -- Safeguarding the California coast: Erica Fernandez, student and environmental activist, Oxnard, California -- How you can get involved
Control code
ocn310224810
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9780811867795
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009004366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Heroes of the environment : true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet, by Harriet Rohmer ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raising food in the city: Will Allen, founder, Growing Power Community Food Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Discovering a new way to clean polluted water: Kelydra Welcker, student chemist, environmental scientist, and inventor, Parkersburg, West Virginia -- Turning waste into good business and good jobs: Omar Freilla, founder, ReBuilders Souce, The South Bronx, New York City -- Bringing solar power to Indian country: Debby Tewa, solar electrician, Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona -- Speaking out to a big oil company: Margie Richard, activist and former middle school teacher, Old Diamond, Louisiana -- Inventing eco-machines: John Todd, inventor, engineer, and designer, Woods Hole, Massachusetts -- Recycling electronic waste: Alex Lin, teenager who helped write Rhode Island's e-waste law, Westerly, Rhode Island -- Saving West Virginia's oldest mountains: Julia "Judy" Bonds, community activist, Coal River Mountain Watch, Whitesville, West Virginia -- Fighting the enemies of the environment: El Hijo del Santo ("Son of the Saint"), champion masked wrestler, Mexico City, Mexico -- Protecting Louisiana wetlands: Barry Guillot, middle school science teacher, Destrehan, Louisiana -- Saving the Porcupine River caribou: Sarah James, spokesperson, Gwich'in Indian people of Alaska and Canada, Arctic Village, Alaska -- Safeguarding the California coast: Erica Fernandez, student and environmental activist, Oxnard, California -- How you can get involved
Control code
ocn310224810
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
109 pages
Isbn
9780811867795
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009004366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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