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Great Barrier Reef (Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites Series)
     

Great Barrier Reef (Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites Series)

by Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
 

If you could travel anywhere on Earth, where would you go? Does swimming among the colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef sound exciting? How about visiting the majestic Taj Mahal or mysterious Stonehenge? Thanks to the United Nations, these and other destinations are protected as World Heritage sites. In the Troubled Treasures series, discover how these

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If you could travel anywhere on Earth, where would you go? Does swimming among the colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef sound exciting? How about visiting the majestic Taj Mahal or mysterious Stonehenge? Thanks to the United Nations, these and other destinations are protected as World Heritage sites. In the Troubled Treasures series, discover how these extraordinary places are threatened and how they are being conserved. As you tour the planet, explore the histories, mysteries, and marvels of these special treasures. Full-color photographs, informative maps, and engaging text make this journey a world-class adventure!

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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Everyone, even readers on the other side of the globe have heard of the Great Barrier Reef. Located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, it is one of the world's greatest natural treasures. In fact, UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, named the Great Barrier Reef a World heritage Site (in fact, the biggest) in 1981. This means that the polyp-built coral reef, housing over 1,500 species of fish, squid, octopuses, shellfish as well as sea turtles, dugongs, whales, dolphins, starfish, crabs, shrimp, sea snakes, sponges and more than 400 types of coral (whew!), must be protected. This book, part of ABDO Publishing's "Troubled Treasures" series, explains how coral reefs are built, what sea-dwelling critters claim it as their home and how nature-caused phenomenon like weather can affect the reef, Also, the author discusses how human activity causes pollution, climate change and other damage to these fragile corals. How can we protect this wonder? Advice on protecting the reef, range from helpful hints for visiting to marine zone planning, are also included. The book's format is attractive and text is stuffed with facts. This volume also features a glossary, index, web site suggestions plus "Saying It" that provide pronunciation of tricky words. Reviewer: Judy Crowder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616135645
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,351,653
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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