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Earth Matters by DK Publishing
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Earth Matters

by DK Publishing

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Highly visual format that will appeal to a variety of different learning styles. The text examines ecosystems and biomes around the world, and explains how climate change affects these different habitats. Includes special features such as easy-to-understand facts and figures, supporting diagrams and maps that illustrate important concepts, and the outstanding photography that DK is known for. The "Making a difference" activities that conclude each chapter offer readers practical ways in which they can take action in their own communities and get involved in environmental stewardship. ( )
  keatkin | Jul 30, 2010 |
Earth Matters would be a great when teaching about the earth and science. The pictures are realistic and beautiful. The information that this book provides is amazing, there is a little bit of info about nearly everything concerning the planet earth.
  annied1 | Dec 6, 2009 |
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With a biome-by-biome structure that mirrors Mother Nature's own design, Our Earth Matters is a celebration of our fragile Earth, a warning to protect it, and an inspiring source book full of ideas for making a positive change.

The book begins with a brief history of our planet's birth and development, revealing how an astonishingly unlikely series of accidents made Earth the only planet in the universe known to be suitable for life. As life flourished and spread, it changed the planet and created the "biosphere." Scientists divide the biosphere into global ecosystems, or "biomes," such as Desert, Ocean, Tropical Forest, and Grassland.

Earth's delicate ecology is the unifying theme. Each section explores the unique ecological structure of a biome and reveals how human interference can upset the balance and damage the life-support systems upon which our existence depends Reference pages make up the first part of each section, with maps showing the extent of the biome, and spreads on climate, natural history, and ecology explaining how the biome works. Subsequent spreads explore the threats arising from human activity and show how positive efforts can often overcome the threats and preserve the biome. Throughout the book, spectacular and intimate photography showcases the living world's endless diversity and beauty, providing a compelling visual argument to support the book's core message.

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With a biodome-by-biodome structure that mirrors Mother Nature's own design, "Earth Matters" is a celebration of the planet, a warning to protect it, and an inspiring sourcebook full of ideas for making a positive change. Reference pages make up the first part of each section, with maps showing the extent of the biome, and spreads on climate, natural history, and ecology explaining how the biome works. Subsequent spreads explore the threats arising from human activity and show how positive efforts can often overcome the threats and preserve the biome.… (more)

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