May 18, 2010

Oil Spills

Oil Spills
by Jane Walker

by Jillian Powell

Both books discuss the environmental damage that results from oil spills, the methods used to clean up spills, and ways to prevent spills in the future. It should be noted that oil spills occur every day (on land and sea); only extremely large spills are reported. 

Walker's book includes a brief mention of oil platforms and ways of reducing pollution. Powell's book begins with a definition of oil and goes into more detail about clean-up methods and how chemical dispersants work. Graphs, charts, activities, and a list of related websites provide additional information.

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