A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian by Heather Adamson

By Heather Adamson

This booklet follows a veterinarian during the paintings day, and describes the profession and what the activity calls for.

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Plumber. New York: Children’s Press, 2004. Miller, Connie Colwell. Garbage, Waste, Dumps, and You: The Disgusting Story Behind What We Leave Behind. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2009. htm Clear diagrams and explanations show how wastewater is turned into clean water. org/AboutWater/ForStudents/WastewaterTimeline Enter the “Aquaventurer Time Machine” and explore 10,000 years of water treatment history. 31 INDEX alligators, 16, 16 Atlanta, Georgia, 25, 25, 27 Beijing, China, 11, 12 Big Necessity, The (book), 5 Bitonti, John, 11–13 blockages and clogs, 17, 17, 18, 20, 23 Boston, Massachusetts, 15 Page numbers in bold type are for photos, maps, and illustrations.

29 SEWER INSPECTOR GLOSSARY closed-circuit TV (CCTV): A video system that allows staff in a control center to view events in remote locations. decay: To break down or rot. gravity: The force that causes things near the surface of Earth to fall. hip waders: Rubber boots that go as high as the hips. hydrogen sulfide: A poisonous gas that smells like rotten eggs. This gas, which is found in sewers, is formed when waste matter decays. laser: A highly focused beam of light that can be used for measuring, cutting, and many other applications.

Sewer mains: Large pipes that carry wastewater to sewage treatment plants. sonar: A method of using sound waves to detect and locate objects under water. storm sewers: Sewer systems designed to carry water from rain and melted snow. wastewater: Water that includes waste products of various kinds. World War II: A war fought throughout much of the world from 1939 to 1945, in which the Allies (including the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, and France) defeated the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan).

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