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The Politics of Saving the Environment


Even as environmental consciousness and "green" habits become increasingly embedded with numerous individuals, many of the planet's natural resources and species remain in danger. On a global scale, effectively protecting the environment requires top-down solutions from political and economic structures and the incorporation of environmentalist initiatives into legislative and legal action. This intuitive volume examines the emergence of the environmental movement and the basic principles of environmental law. It also takes a close look at the causes of and governmental responses to species endangerment. Maps, annotated illustrations, and sidebars support the riveting narrative.

Series: The Environment: Ours to Save

Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Guided Reading Level: Z

Lexile Level: 1300

ISBN: 9781615305544 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2012

Pages: 104

“Intriguing angle on the environment, its politics, with all its encompassing parts, gleaned for the distinguished author and contributor database of Encyclopedia Britannica, with additional editorial expertise. ... Interspersed throughout are little biographies of individuals that have had an impact on environmentalism, including Rachel Carson, John Muir, and Theodore Roosevelt. Historical black-and-white & color photos, maps, and sidebars complement the well written text.” —Hawaii State Public Library

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