An oil spill occurs somewhere in the world almost every day of the year. This book focuses on one of the worst spills in history—the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill—to explain in simple terms and with bold, full-color illustrations why oil spills happen, how they are cleaned up and what effects spilled oil has on our ocean plants and wildlife.
Did you know that an oil spill occurs somewhere in the world almost every day of the year? Berger and Mirocha focus on one of the worst spills in history—the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill—to explain in simple terms and with bold, full color illustrations why oils spills happen, how experts clean up after them, and what effect spilled oil has on ocean plants and wildlife. "A good introduction to the subject."—BL.
1994 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1995 (NSTA/CBC)
Did you know that an oil spill occurs somewhere in the world almost every day of the year? Oil spills can have many different causes, but the result is the same. Oil harms plants and wildlife that make the oceans and coastlines their home. Scientists are learning the best ways to combat oil spills. Learn how you can help, too!
Melvin Berger is the author of many classic LRFOs, including "Germs Make Me Sick!, Oil Spills!" and "Why I Cough, Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn", as well as other nonfiction on the Harper backlist. He lives in East Hampton, NY.
After a description of the Exxon Valdez catastrophe, general material on oil spills is presented, including their causes, effects, and how they can be prevented.