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The disappearing forests
Parker, Janice.
Publication Information:
Mankato, MN : Weigl Publishers, [2003]

Physical Description:
56 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm.
Describes how the world's forests are being destroyed, some of the causes and consequences of this destruction, and some ways of preventing it.
General Note:
Based on The Disappearing Forests. Cheltenham, England : Understanding Global Issues Ltd., c2003.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.8 2.0 61537.
Added Author:
Electronic Access:
World Wildlife Fund
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SD418 .D57 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction STEM

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Describes how the world's forests are being destroyed, some of the causes and consequences of this destruction, and some ways of preventing it.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. Part of the new Understanding Global issues series, these nicely designed volumes make readers ponder the price of progress as they tackle timely subjects in a manner obviously intended for classroom use. The style in both is rather choppy, as if the writers think middle-graders can't grasp ideas presented in compound or complex sentences. But there's good introductory information in both volumes, plenty to set young researchers off on the right track: a double-page spread shows a concept web; there's a self-test quiz (with answers); and there are short lists of further readings and Internet sites. The three-column design seems a little cramped for kids, but the photos are excellent, and each book has some very good charts and at least one map. Forests discusses how we use wood products and what deforestation means to the environment and daily life. Energy sticks mainly to fossil fuels and takes a look at their political and economic impact worldwide without giving middle-graders more information than they really need. --Stephanie Zvirin

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-A solid, reader-friendly choice for students learning about ecology, conservation, and endangerment of the world's forests. The nine chapters are short yet comprehensive, breaking up the topic into easily digestible components. Color illustrations appear on almost every page, and sidebars and insets focus on related information. A feature called "Careers in Focus" profiles foresters, botanists, tree planters, and environmental officers and describes duties, education requirements, interests, and Web sites for exploration beyond the text. From beginning to end, this is a concise and interesting title.-Laurie von Mehren, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.