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Global Issues Series
Expore thought-provoking questions in the Global Issues series. This series encourages the examination of social, political, and environmental issues using practical examples from around the world. The historical context of each subject is covered, along with possible future developments. Global Issues is a series of AV2 media enhanced books. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. These books come alive with video, audio, weblinks, slide shows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more.
Call Number: 630 AGR
Agriculture is one of the most important human activities. People depend on it for their health, as well as for life itself. Without the food grown on the world’s farms, no other human activity is possible. Over time, agricultural methods and technology have changed, and farming is much more complicated now than it was in the past.
Publication Date: 333.79 REN
Earth is running out of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels, which include oil, coal, and natural gas, power almost everything in the modern world. They contain carbon and are formed from the remains of prehistoric plants and animals. They also exist in limited amounts. An alternative to fossil fuels is called renewable energy.
Call Number: 616 NEV
As long as there has been life on Earth, there have been diseases. Throughout history, people have developed many ways to treat illness and heal the sick. Some ways have been more effective than others. Today, medical advances help many people live longer, healthier lives than in the past.
Call Number: 639.2 BOC
Fishing today is a huge industry. Day and night, fleets of fishing boats search the oceans to bring in thousands of tons (tonnes) of fish and other marine, or sea, animals. Today, the fishing industry faces several challenges, such as declining fish populations and threats to the health of the oceans.
Migrants & Refugees
Migrants & Refugees
Call Number: 304.8 MIG
Every year, millions of people move from their homes and communities. Some leave looking for a better life. They move to find work or go to school. Others flee from their homes because of war, persecution, or disaster. People who move by choice are called migrants or immigrants. People who are forced from their homes are known as refugees.
Call Number: 382 WOR
Trade is the buying and selling of products and services. Domestic trade is the trading done within a nation. International, or world, trade is trading that occurs among nations. The process of trading is key to civilization, whether it is a purchase at a corner store or a trade agreement made by heads of state.