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Plasticus maritimus : an invasive species / Ana Pêgo, Bernardo P. Carvalho, Isabel Minhós Martins ; translated by Jane Springer.

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Homer Public Library J 363.738 PEG 000159951 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771646437
  • ISBN: 1771646438
  • ISBN: 9781771646451
  • ISBN: 1771646454
  • Physical Description: 169 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver, BC ; David Suzuki Institute/Greystone Kids, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Plasticus maritimus, uma espécie invasora.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-168).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The importance of oceans -- The species plasticus maritimus -- Do you want to know more about plastic? -- Common ocean plastic -- Exotic ocean plastic -- How to go into the field -- What we can do -- Recycling: why can't we just relax?
Summary, etc.:
"When she was young, biologist Ana Pêgo didn't play in a backyard but on a beach. As she grew older, Ana realized that a new species was becoming more and more common in the sand. She decided to collect the species and give it a name: Plasticus maritimus. She dedicated her life to studying plastic in the oceans and raising awareness of the danger it poses to the health of the planet. Inspired by Ana's experiences, and backed by extensive research, this book explains how plastics are ever more present in our oceans, lakes and streams--more than 9 million tons a year! She explains how plastic is made, offers a field guide to help young people identify the Plasticus maritimus species, and takes a critical look at our current "solutions" to plastic contamination. A call for deep changes in our habits, this book encourages young people (and adults) to become part of the solution. Invasive, deeply destructive, and almost indestructible, Plasticus maritimus is a species that should go extinct!"--from Back cover.
Language Note:
Text in English, translated from the Portuguese.
Subject: Plastic marine debris > Environmental aspects > Juvenile literature.
Plastic scrap > Environmental aspects > Juvenile literature.
Marine pollution > Juvenile literature.
Plastics > Environmental aspects > Juvenile literature.
Plastic marine debris > Environmental aspects > Juvenile literature.
Plastic scrap > Environmental aspects > Juvenile literature.
Marine pollution > Juvenile literature.
Plastics > Environmental aspects > Juvneile literature.
Marine pollution.
Plastic marine debris > Environmental aspects.
Plastic scrap > Environmental aspects.
Plastics > Environmental aspects.
Plastics > Juvenile literature.
Recycling > Juvenile literature.
Marine pollution.
Plastics.
Recycling.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.