Gross Jobs by Diane Lindsey Reeves
  

Synopsis

Gross Jobs by Diane Lindsey Reeves

They clean up messes, take out the trash, and make sure water is safe to drink. In short, they do many things that, given the choice, most people would probably rather not do themselves. They bravely tackle tasks that would make some people gag. They are the janitors, wastewater engineers, trash collectors, and other unsung heroes who do the dirty work that keeps the world clean and safe. Gross Jobs explains what these people do and why in the world they do it. Interviews with working professionals shed light on some of these careers, and fascinating sidebars and activities throughout examine various gross jobs to help young readers decide if these jobs are right for them. Jobs covered include: biofuels manufacturer; crime scene investigator; exterminator; forensic anthropologist; forensic services director; infectious disease scientist; janitor; landfill manager; mortician; plumber; wastewater technician; wastewater treatment and collection supervisor; and, zookeeper.

About the Author

Diane Lindsey Reeves is the founder of Bright Futures Press. She holds an undergraduate degree in elementary education, as well as a master's-level certification in applied communications. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including the Career Ideas for Kids and Virtual Apprentice series for Ferguson Publishing. Reeves also conducts workshops on teaching career-planning skills to students. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Diane Lindsey Reeves
More books by Diane Lindsey Reeves

Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th November 2009

ISBN

9781604131314


It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools