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Heroes of the Environment

By Harriet Rohmer

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Format: Hardback, 109 pages
Other Information: 2c illustrations throughout, 1c photos throughout
Published In: United States, 01 September 2009
Part of our NRDC publishing program, this book presents the true stories of 12 people from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Heroes are of a variety of ages and racial/ethnic backgrounds, and the stories feature plenty of visuals - both photos and illustration.
EAN: 9780811867795
ISBN: 081186779X
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Dimensions: 21.08 x 17.27 x 1.52 centimetres (0.34 kg)

About the Author

Harriet Rohmer is the founder and former Publisher/Executive Director of Children's Book Press, the award-winning publisher of bilingual and multicultural picture books in San Francisco. Her books have won over 100 major awards, including the American Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Ezra Jack Keats Award. Many of the books have become classics-Family Pictures/ Cuadros de familia (9780892392070), stories told to me by artist Carmen Lomas Garza, has sold close to half a million copies. The illustrator of this book is Julie McLaughlin. NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. It is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers, and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beijing. Their mission is to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places, and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

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