Plasticus maritimus : an invasive species

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Vancouver : David Suzuki Institute / Greystone Books Ltd., [2020].
Central - Kids Nonfiction  1 available
J 363.738 PEGO


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169 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
9781771646437, 1771646438, 9781771646451, 1771646454


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Originally published in Portuguese in 2018 as "Plasticus maritimus, uma espécie invasora".
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-168).
"When she was young, biologist Ana Pêgo didn't play in a backyard but on a beach. As she grew older, Ana realized that a new species was becoming more and more common in the sand. She decided to collect the species and give it a name: Plasticus maritimus. She dedicated her life to studying plastic in the oceans and raising awareness of the danger it poses to the health of the planet. Inspired by Ana's experiences, and backed by extensive research, this book explains how plastics are ever more present in our oceans, lakes and streams--more than 9 million tons a year! She explains how plastic is made, offers a field guide to help young people identify the Plasticus maritimus species, and takes a critical look at our current "solutions" to plastic contamination. A call for deep changes in our habits, this book encourages young people (and adults) to become part of the solution. Invasive, deeply destructive, and almost indestructible, Plasticus maritimus is a species that should go extinct!"--from Back cover.
Translated from the Portuguese.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Pêgo, A., Martins, I. M., Carvalho, B. P., & Springer, J. (2020). Plasticus maritimus: an invasive species . David Suzuki Institute / Greystone Books Ltd..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ana, Pêgo et al.. 2020. Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species. Vancouver: David Suzuki Institute / Greystone Books Ltd.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ana, Pêgo et al.. Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species Vancouver: David Suzuki Institute / Greystone Books Ltd, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pêgo, Ana,, Isabel Minhós Martins, Bernardo P. Carvalho, and Jane Springer. Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species David Suzuki Institute / Greystone Books Ltd., 2020.

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