ACID RAIN by Peter Tyson


Age Range: 12 & up
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 Printed, appropriately, on recycled paper, a scientifically authoritative but socially bloodless introduction to the nature, distribution, and dangers of acid rain and the prospects for its reduction. Well organized and clearly written, the book concentrates on technical and scientific concerns rather than on sociopolitical problems. Thus, there's plenty of information here on exactly what harm acid rain causes and how pollution reducing technology works, but nothing about who opposed the Clean Air Act and why. Citizen activists and groups like Greenpeace are mentioned only on one photo caption; industry groups are quoted sparingly. Tyson does report on problems of Third World countries that can't afford necessary technology. A safe buy for libraries that want objective coverage that avoids controversy. Appendix of well established, scientifically oriented groups to contact for more information; glossary; bibliography (no debates); index. (Nonfiction. 12+)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-7910-1577-7
Page count: 128pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1992