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Heinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction

Food and Farming

We are all aware of the importance of the environment - it's in the news, it affects our behavior and the decisions we make every day. But what actual impact has environmental thinking had on the world around us? This thought-provoking book looks at the way changing ideas about the environment and sustainability have affected the way we obtain our food, and will do so in the future.

Reading LevelGrades 6-10
Interest LevelGrades 6-10
Lexile Level1240L
ATOS Level9.2
AR Points3
AR Quiz #152120
Text TypeInformational Text
BrandHeinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction
Page Dimensions0" x 0"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $36.65 School/Library Price

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Booklist - Carolyn Phelan

"In discussing the impact of the environmental movement on food and farming, Green also explores controversies surrounding modern agriculture and its distribution practices. A brief history of farming (beginning in 9,000 BCE) quickly leads to a discussion of more recent trends, including high-yield varieties of crops, monoculture, genetically modified foods, pesticides, water management, factory farming, organic farming, fair trade, the food industry, dietary changes worldwide, the control of seeds by transnational corporations, and the impact of global warming on agriculture. . . .the writing is clear, the approach is balanced, and the text is succinct. Colorful photos and sidebars appear throughout the book, along with the occasional map or graph. This volume from the Impact of Environmentalism presents a timely topic in a useful, readable way." - Booklist

February 15, 2013

School Library Journal - Caroline Geck, Newark Public Schools, NJ

"These titles provide a global overview of environmentalism from different, often overlapping, perspectives. Conservation addresses biodiversity and efforts to assist endangered animals. Food discusses the environmental impact of food production and includes controversial topics such as genetically modified crops, modern diets, organic farming, and rainforest destruction. In Landscape, ample visual evidence shows how lands have been changed by human activities. Transportation discusses global warming, climate change, and energy alternatives such as biofuels and renewable energies. Towns supplies insights into sustainable urbanization, including information about solar-energy efforts in cities worldwide. The books are fairly uniform in format. The names of the last chapters vary, but each one is basically a summary about lessons learned and the future outlook. Each book also discusses the history of human activities and its environmental impact, and efforts by humankind to protect the environment and create sustainable smaller environments. Sidebars and full-color photos appear throughout. Volume-specific time lines, glossaries, “Find Out More” sections, and indexes complement the presentations. Useful for reports as well as for personal inquiry." - School Library Journal

February 1, 2013

Jen Green

Jen Green

Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.

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