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Using Renewable Energy

. 9780778750321. Rissman, Rebecca. Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Waste. ISBN 9780778750314.ea vol: 32p. (Putting the Planet First). diag. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Crabtree. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $27.60.
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Gr 3–6—As the titles suggest, these four books emphasize ways we can conserve natural resources. Each entry boasts 13 chapters that contain clear color photographs and diagrams that succinctly compare and contrast information. The bright layout is busy—borderline distracting—but consistent. The conversational tone, with multiple case-by-case comparisons, is engaging. Though the series is certainly not comprehensive, the global perspective and spotlights on multiple countries are noteworthy. While there is some repeated information from entry to entry, the series is a unified whole that should be purchased together. However, libraries should note that some of the information is from a few years ago (2015 or before).
VERDICT Environmentally and globally conscious, this set would be a welcome addition to most collections.

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