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

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Capstone, Jan 1, 2018 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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.
 

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Contents

A Surprise at Sea
4
Shaping a Modern Life
14
Risky Ocean Journeys
26
New Cycles
44
Timeline
58
Glossary
60
Additional Resources
61
Source Notes
62
Select Bibliography
63
Index
64
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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.

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