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The day the river caught fire : how the Cuyahoga River exploded and ignited the Earth Day movement  Cover Image Book Book

The day the river caught fire : how the Cuyahoga River exploded and ignited the Earth Day movement / by Barry Wittenstein ; illustrated by Jessie Hartland.

Wittenstein, Barry, (author.). Hartland, Jessie, (illustrator.).

Summary:

"The true story of how a 1969 fire in one of the most polluted rivers in America helped foster awareness of water pollution and how the river's fate contributed to the environmental movement"-- Provided by publisher.
"After the Industrial Revolution in the 1880s, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, caught fire almost twenty times, earning Cleveland the nickname "The Mistake on the Lake." Waste dumping had made fires so routine that local politicians and media didn't pay them any mind, and other Cleveland residents laughed off their combustible river and even wrote songs about it. But when the river ignited again in June 1969, the national media picked up on the story and added fuel to the fire of the recent environmental movement. A year later, in 1970, President Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency--leading to the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts--and the first Earth Day was celebrated. It was a celebration, it was a protest, and it was the beginning of a movement to save our planet." -- Amazon.com.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534480834
  • ISBN: 1534480838
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illlustrations, color map ; 23 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Paula Wiseman book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Grades 2-3 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Subject: Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc. > Ohio > Cuyahoga River > Juvenile literature.
Environmentalism > United States > Juvenile literature.
Earth Day > Juvenile literature.
Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc. > Ohio > Cuyahoga River.
Environmentalism.
Earth Day.
Pollution des cours d'eau, ports, etc. par les hydrocarbures > Ohio > Cuyahoga (Rivière) > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Journée de la Terre > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General.
Earth Day.
Environmentalism.
Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc.
Cuyahoga River (Ohio) > Juvenile literature.
Cuyahoga (Ohio : Rivière) > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Ohio > Cuyahoga River.
United States.
Genre: picture books.
Picture books.
Literature.
Informational works.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Picture books.
Documents d'information.
Livres d'images.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library J 363.7 WIT (Text) 000173569 Children's Library -- New Available -


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