Rush Hour

  • Pages:48
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Footprints
  • Themes:traffic, sustainable transportation, pollution, environment, liveable cities
  • Available:05/17/2022
  • Lexile:1010L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:V
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Traffic. It's not only frustrating, it's hurting the planet.

Emissions from cars, buses, trucks and planes are one of the leading causes of pollution in North America. Today there are more cars clogging the roads than ever before. In Rush Hour, learn how traffic got so bad and some of the innovative ways it's being managed around the world. Discover what technological advances like talking cars and electric buses will mean for the future of traffic. Even though they can't drive yet, kids need to take control of the wheel. From walking to school, to carpooling with friends or petitioning the government, the next generation of drivers has to think differently about traffic and understand what they can do now to help protect the environment. And it starts with changing our habits, one less car ride at a time.

“Brief, yet informative…Introduces interesting facts, examples and vocabulary surrounding the topics of traffic, traffic management, and innovations in technology.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“A good case for changing the status quo…Well-chosen color photos illustrate the text and help readers envision the future in this informative addition to the Footprints series.”
– Booklist
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