A Planet Choking on Waste
Jared Keen, Jill Foran
Smart Apple Media, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 56 pages
Explores the problem of refuse, from common litter to toxic waste, on a global scale, covering the environmental, social, and economic implications of waste disposal.
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