Title: Geography -The World and its People by: Richard Boehm, David Armstrong, Francis Humkins and The National Geographical Society Published By: McGraw-Hill. 1998 The results of this effort pooled many great sources and put public middle school students of Northeastern Indiana and elsewhere in touch with key society and environmental issues. In this abstract I shall inspect the environmental elements of the book. As a Feature in this textbook by the National Geographic Society, the authors touted its'' Eye On the Environment elements in their Table of Contents. It shows what earmarks to look for on theses--- Danger: Ozone Loss is so marked, describes the manufactured chemical that did most the damage to the upper atmospheric ozone that is needed to block harmful Ultra-Violet radiation from reaching earth. It listed the consequences of crop damage and skin cancer. The culprit, Chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs. It also listed solutions -- International Goals and Understandings, household goods material changes and proper disposal and recycling of old units. Are you happy, their actually doing something about this danger? --- Trash: 4 pounds per person per day in North American, space for it, and burning it - problems. Their listed solutions -- Taxes on paper producers, finding public item alternate uses of processed waste, finding alternate building materials made of processed waste, remains of perishable foods used as compost in growing new perishable foods. Presently not all the communities of North America each do any one of these Trash management programs or activities but their coming around one by one after their landfills get maxed out or when their local air quality is ''bleep poor from the burnings.---The Disappearing Rain Forest, between the high demand of builders for their native hardwood trees and the controlled burning by their farmers the Amazon River of South America as well as other disappearing rain forests is causing these important ecosystems go away much faster than they grow and replenish themselves.
Their listed solutions, teach the farmers soil conservation, establish land preserves, teach ‘urbanizers and land developers friendly habitat designs. Many helpful things have come from rain forests including pharmaceuticals. --- Pollution, air, water, and soil Pollution can''t be kept out your neighbor''s, local''s, National''s or International''s air, water and soil. Further, sometimes pollution morphs from air into water or something on the soil effects the water. These things happen regarding mercury pollution and this affects the Consumption Warnings on game-fish in the Midwest and in the Great Lakes of North America. This all has something to do with the CAOS theory. Solutions, Nations develop means, but locally people disregard each others natural resources. You can adopt a stream. For the sake of brevity --- the other environmental material in the Geography book is Chernobyl - a nuclear disaster, water a precious resource, diversification which assures the health of a habitat and its inhabitants; habitat loss, trouble down-under concerning risks to the largest living thing on the face of the earth -- the Great Barrier Reef that consists of over 400 kinds of corals, 1500 kinds of fish, Giant Clams and much more could be easily jeopardized. It''s listed solutions, oil tankers and other large ships must carry a specially trained pilot to help navigate the reef.... [T]This important book because youngsters will have do better than their predecessors on environmental issues if they to have any of it.