Rain Forests: An Explorer Travel Guide

Rain Forests: An Explorer Travel Guide

by Nick Hunter
     
 

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Rain Forests are the wettest places on land and are home to so many exotic plants and animals. However, they can be very dangerous places, as well. If you had the chance to explore a rain forest, what would you need to know? What would you pack? Who would you want to come with you? This book gives you the knowledge you need to plan your adventure! Presented in this…  See more details below

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Rain Forests are the wettest places on land and are home to so many exotic plants and animals. However, they can be very dangerous places, as well. If you had the chance to explore a rain forest, what would you need to know? What would you pack? Who would you want to come with you? This book gives you the knowledge you need to plan your adventure! Presented in this book are several explorers of the rainforest.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 4–6—Addressing readers as potential explorers, these intriguing guides integrate information from many subject areas. Interviews with current scientists and explorers are complemented by sketches of people from the past. While presenting adaptations various plants, animals, and people make to survive in extreme conditions, the texts note conservation efforts required to mitigate current environmental threats. Photos and diagrams illustrate specialized terminology such as types of desert landforms. Caves and Mountains create the greatest sense of active participation as readers are introduced to potential dangers such as hypothermia or altitude sickness. "Fact File" boxes with comparative data (e.g., the size of major deserts) at the end of every volume could serve as starting points for developing graphs. Except for Polar Regions, each title suggests ideas for more research. Drawing from biology, anthropology, geology, history, geography, and other disciplines, this series should generate plenty of ideas for further investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410954398
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Series:
Explorer Travel Guides Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1040L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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