All New World Book's Living Green Series Helps Students Understand Environmental Cause and Effect

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From pollution and global warming to sustainable food and energy production, World Book's Living Green explores environmental science and human's impact on the environment.

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Young people are genuinely concerned about the environment. They want to understand environmental issues and what they can do to preserve and enhance the world we live in

Young people have a vested interest in the environment and the latest series from World Book, Living Green, offers students a comprehensive overview of environmental issues and current efforts to reduce human impact on the environment.

Designed for students in middle school, World Book's Living Green is a 9-volume set that explores a spectrum of environmental issues. It examines causes and consequences of pollution, the major ecosystems and the current threats they face, and principles of green building and transportation. The series also investigates green issues in food production and consumption and offers a room-by-room tour of green practices that can be used at home.

Activities and practical information on how to "go green" as well as a list of print and Internet sources provide students with additional resources to encourage further exploration of environmental issues.

Titles in the 9-volume, 576-page Living Green set include:

  • Pollution
  • Consumable Goods
  • Oceans, Islands, and Polar Regions
  • Green Transportation
  • Durable Goods
  • Forests and Wetlands
  • Mountains, Deserts, and Grasslands
  • Green Buildings
  • Producing and Obtaining Food

"Young people are genuinely concerned about the environment. They want to understand environmental issues and what they can do to preserve and enhance the world we live in," said Patti Ginnis, chief marketing officer for World Book. "World Book's Living Green series provides a framework for learning about environmental issues and a foundation for helping students make environmentally educated decisions."

Ordering and Availability

Living Green (ISBN 978-0-7166-1400-5) is available now from World Book's school and library sales force at 800-975-3250 (U.S.) or 800-837-5365 (Canada), from the school and library ordering site (, and from the company's online store (

About World Book

World Book, Inc. sets the standard in publishing accurate, current, and reliable reference and learning materials for children and adults. Based in Chicago, World Book is committed to creating educational products that meet the highest standards of editorial excellence in print and online. This commitment has resulted in a wide range of products including the number-one selling The World Book Encyclopedia and the World Book Web, which is the most comprehensive and authoritative online solution to meet the diverse learning needs of students and includes World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Discover and World Book Kids as well as French- and Spanish-language references. World Book ( is a Scott Fetzer company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Jennifer Parello, 312-819-6558
Mary Jung, 773-429-0940

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