Human footprint : everything you will eat, use, wear, buy, and throw out in your lifetime

by Kirk, Ellen, author.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction qj GF75.K57 2011x
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
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CLP - Beechview Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj GF75.K57 2011x
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj GF75.K57 2011x
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj GF75.K57 2011x
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj GF75.K57 2011x
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj GF75.K57 2011x
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CLP - South Side Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj GF75.K57 2011x
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj GF75.K57 2011x
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - West End Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj GF75.K57 2011x
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Children Non-Fiction child rm J 304.2 Kir
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 304.2 K63
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Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
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South Park Library Juvenile j304.2 KIR
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Summary
What is your human footprint? Well, it's 13,056 pints of milk, 28,433 showers, 12,888 oranges, 14,518 candy bars, and $52,972 worth of clothes, all in one lifetime. Makes you want to step more lightly on the planet! Perfectly timed for Earth Day, this book doesn't preach or judge, but simply shows kids-in an exciting, visual way-how humans interact with the environment and how we can lessen our impact. Astonishing photography captures the full picture of consumption, documenting all the diapers you wore as a baby, the bread you'll eat in a lifetime, and the cans you'll recycle, based on national averages. Tying in with a National Geographic Channel production, Human Footprint is colorful and fun-yet also manages to be a powerful tool for kids to visualize the dimensions of consumption.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Based on images and information from the National Geographic documentary Human Footprint, this large-format paperback offers photos showing what typical Americans will use of consume during their lifetimes, such as 3,796 diapers, 13,056 pints of milk, and 14,518 candy bars. Though fun for browsing and useful for motivating change, the book's information is limited. For instance, the double-page spread representing 28,433 showers with a multitude of rubber ducks doesn't tell how much water is used. Although most images directly represent the book's main theme, th. 12 cars in your lifetim. photo illustrates a side issue: the parts of the world from which auto components are shipped to the U.S. The text is brief, but each double-page spread includes factoids to amaze readers as well as tips for kids motivated to limit their negative impact on the earth's resources. Source notes for facts are appended. Although other resources will be more useful for school reports, few can match the visual impact of this colorful book.--Phelan, Caroly. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series National Geographic kids.
Subjects Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Juvenile literature.
Human ecology -- Juvenile literature.
Sustainable living -- Juvenile literature.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Human ecology.
Sustainable living.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2011
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 32).
ISBN 9781426307676 (pbk.)
1426307675 (pbk.)
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