Synopses & Reviews
Magnificent full-color photographs coupled with practical tips guide young readers to save our planet.
In 50 Ways to Save the Earth, readers learn easy, meaningful ways to help reduce their carbon footprints, from saving energy and caring for water to putting the dustbin on a diet. Describing fifty simple daily actions, this book shows children that they can have a positive impact on the environment, and that every action, no matter how small, counts. Accompanied by gorgeous and inspiring photographs, 50 Ways to Save the Earth reminds young readers of the beauty and fragility of our planet and encourages them to take action to preserve it.
"Detailed, large-scale photographs and intricate drawings depict 35 endangered species from around the globe, including the California condor, the sea otter, the golden lion tamarin, and the sawfish. Silhol and GuÃ©rive describe the habitat, behavior, and endangered status of each animal, while sidebars place each in human context, implicating our role in their endangerment ('The black-footed ferret can no longer feed itself when the prairie dog, its favorite meal, falls victim to intensive farming'). Honest but not downbeat, this informative collection encourages readers to take action before these species disappear. Ages 9 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
From the puffin to the spectacled bear, the takin to the white giraffe, the tree kangaroo to the hammerhead shark, each of the seventy-two two-page spreads in this book covers a different species and its natural habitat in detail, as well as its relationship with mankind. Extraordinary Endangered Animals includes large-format photographs, illustrations, maps that indicate each animaland#8217;s habitat, and in-depth text that covers each animaland#8217;s unique features and provides key figures, interesting trivia, and information on major threats to the speciesand#8217; survival.
About the Author
Anne Jankand#233;liowitch is an engineer specializing in the environment. She has worked for several years in nature conservation and for the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace. She contributed to the bestseller The Earth from Above
, and to several other nature-related books. Most recently she authored Ships. She lives in France.
A regular contributor to magazines and books and the photographer of Abramsand#8217; Volcanoes: Journey to the Craterand#8217;s Edge, Philippe Bourseiller has been awarded the prestigious World Press Prize five times.