Six million tons of oil are spilled every year, according to this ""Full-Color First Book,"" an excellent introduction to...

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OIL SPILLS

Six million tons of oil are spilled every year, according to this ""Full-Color First Book,"" an excellent introduction to the spills' origins and to clean-up efforts and environmental effects. Especially interesting are the many photos of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster and clean-up machines and methods including skimmers, booms, vacuum pumps, absorbents, burning, and dispersants. A useful beginning title on this contemporary problem. Specialized terms are printed in boldface and defined in a glossary. Brief, superficial list for further reading; index.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1990

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 64

Publisher: Watts

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1990