Trash Vortex: How Plastic Pollution Is Choking the World's Oceans

Trash Vortex: How Plastic Pollution Is Choking the World's Oceans

by Danielle Smith-Llera


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Millions of tons of plastic slip into oceans every year. Some floats and travels slowly with the currents, endangering the health of marine animals. The rest is hardly visible but is far more dangerous. Tiny bits of plastic sprinkle the ocean's surface or mix into the sandy seafloor and beaches. It ends up inside birds, fish, and other animals, harming them-and ultimately humans. Experts struggle with fear and hope as they work to stop the flood of plastic threatening living organisms across the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756557492
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Series: Captured Science History Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 425,026
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Danielle Smith-Llera’s former life as a teacher led her to write books for young people. She has taught literature, writing, history, and visual arts to students ranging from elementary school to college. Danielle studied English and Visual Arts at Harvard University and exhibits her artwork internationally. As the spouse of a diplomat, she and her family have lived in Washington D.C., New Delhi, India and Kingston, Jamaica.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Surprise at Sea 4

Chapter 2 Shaping a Modern Life 14

Chapter 3 Risky Ocean Journeys 26

Chapter 4 New Cycles 44

Timeline 56

Glossary 60

Additional Resources 61

Source Notes 62

Select Bibliography 63

Index 64

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