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The editors of National Geographic's The Green Guide magazine have taken the same no-nonsense approach to researching and recommending ways for all of us to live more lightly on the planet and prepared a reference that is straightforward and easy to use. The advice covers healthier eating; housekeeping, home improvement and decorating; personal beauty and hygiene; transportation and recreation; gardening and pet care; and school and office resources. There are 13 chapters, each with general guidelines, specific advice on products and procedures, and eco-tips and dictionary terms in sidebars. The glossary, resource lists and suggested readings round out this useful book for greener living. As Meryl Streep says in her preface, living in an environmentally aware way can be understandable, practical and immediate. --Scarth, Linda Copyright 2008 Booklist