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When the world runs dry : Earth's water in crisis / Nancy F. Castaldo.


"A narrative nonfiction account of the worldwide water crisis, explaining what's happening to the world's water supply, from industrial pollution to harmful algal blooms, and what kids can do about it"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616209711
  • ISBN: 1616209712
  • Physical Description: xxii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
You just turn on the faucet, right? -- Getting the lead out - water infrastructure problems -- From chemicals to coal - industrial pollution -- Pipelines and protests - fracking contamination -- Farm to water - agricultural pollution -- When the water runs red - harmful algal blooms (HABs) and red tides -- Drugs in the water - pharmaceuticals and accidental pollution -- Dry wells and day zero - water supply issues -- Hell or high water - flooding and sea level rise -- Conflict and cooperation - how water stress affects nations -- From desalination to reclamation - potential solutions and action -- How you can make a difference.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-12. Algonquin Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Algonquin Young Readers.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Subject: Water-supply > Juvenile literature.
Water > Pollution > Juvenile literature.
Water quality > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Creative nonfiction.

Available copies

  • 13 of 13 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library J363.739 C (Text) 39493110052471 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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