Cover image for The Kingfisher young people's book of living worlds
Title:
The Kingfisher young people's book of living worlds
Author:
Gifford, Clive.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Kingfisher, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary:
Introduces the diversity of the natural world through maps, facts, and photographs, emphasizing the complex relationships between different species.
Language:
English
Contents:
Our living planet -- Water -- Forests -- Grasslands -- Deserts -- Polar regions -- Islands -- People & the world.
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hm022/2002072932.html
ISBN:
9780753453902
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This new title in an award-winning series celebrates the incredible diversity of the natural world and brings to life the complex relationships between different species and their environment.
Rich, full-color images accompany the text that describes all the major habitats and eco-systems, including deserts, oceans, the tundra and polar regions, forest, grasslands, and even cities. The full gamut of life is covered, from the unusual communities that thrive around undersea volcanic vents to growing human populations and their impact on the delicate balance of both natural and man-made environments.

Special Features
- Covers key ecological topics including food chains, migration, and climate
- Coverage of relevant websites with details of conservation programs
- Glossary & factlist


Author Notes

Clive Gifford is a highly experienced journalist and author with over 170 books published and more than 800 features and stories written for adults and children. Clive is an unique author who likes to work in both fiction and non-fiction. Perhaps this reflects his unusual life which, so far, has seen him travel to over 70 countries, be held hostage in Colombia, go parachuting, coach several sports and run a computer games company. His title,The Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Fact File, made The New Zealand Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-A fact-filled, lavishly illustrated compendium of earth-science information. Briefly covering a wide array of curriculum-related topics such as the ecosystems and habitats of forests, grasslands, and deserts as well as the special ecology of islands, the authors explore both the makeup of these systems and the dangers posed to them by the transformations brought on by humankind. Chapters cover four to six topics over a colorful spread. Each topic gets four paragraphs; informative captions accompany the many illustrations. A section on each region discusses the influence of people on the land, animals, and ecology; the news is not always good. The book concludes with a reference guide to the "Classification of living things," a thorough index, and a somewhat limited list for further reading.-Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.