Future of the Earth: An Introduction to Sustainable Development for Young Readers

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Overview

The first book for young readers that explains sustainable development in easy terms
An attention-grabbing primer on mankind's direct and indirect effects on the natural world, this important book explains how such topics as global trends, economic disparity, and invasive species, among others, have changed the world in which we live.


World-renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's spectacular photographs feature fragile environments that are at risk of being lost as well as places that have already seen the devastating effects of human behavior. A poignant overview of the state of the globe, this book encourages readers to understand what is happening in the environment and to take action.

Author Bio: Yann Arthus-Bertrand continues here the work he began with Earth from Above for Young Readers in widening the horizons of people everywhere. His powerful photographs are used to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable development, so that future generations can inherit a livable planet. He lives in France.

Robert Burleigh, in addition to Earth from Above for Young Readers, has authored Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge, which was nominated for Disney Adventures Magazine Best Book of the Year; The Sea: Exploring Life on an Ocean Planet, an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award winner; and Chocolate: Riches from the Rain Forest, a Texas Bluebonnet Master List selection. He has also written many critically praised, award-winning fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for children. A painter as well as a writer, he lives with his wife in Chicago.

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"In just a few decades, human activities have seriously threatened the biodiversity that existed and evolved for over 3 billion years." This is truly an important and beautiful book about our planet. Each double page spread features a spectacular view of our planet by renowned French photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The topics covered include the need for biodiversity, how heavy population helps us and also hurts us, the disappearing coral reefs, the delicate balance of earth and water, eroding coastlines, disappearing forests, new species, insect infestations, climate changes, floods, monsoons, melting ice caps, giant icebergs, increasing deserts, poverty, scarcity of drinking water, healthcare problems, war, population relocation, soil erosion, feeding the world, over fishing, loss of soil nutrients, living off the land, fair world trade, pollution, traffic problems, land fill sites, nuclear waste, wind power, and the greenhouse effect. The end papers are a map of the countries around the globe, showing population and distribution of water resources. This excellent book is highly recommended. 2003, Harry N Abrams, Ages 7 up.
—Sally J. K. Davies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810950184
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 76
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.25 (w) x 12.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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