Endangered Planet

Endangered Planet

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Kingfisher Knowledge is a groundbreaking new series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Lively, engaging text, packed with information, accompanies stunning photographs that enhance each chapter. Amazing, state-of-the-art digital artwork guides readers into the fascinating heart of the subject. This learning adventure does not stop there - information panels throughout lead the reader to further discovery. Each chapter offers website links, book lists, places to visit and career information. Endongered Planet is a timely examination of the health of the ecosytems that support life on Earth. Today, humans influence every habitat in the world. From the local activities of tribes in New Guinea to the global impact of ever-expanding cities, natural cycles have been altered to meet human demands. Now the Earth is at risk as never before - dozens of species are wiped out each year, coasts and oceans are fouled with massive spills of oil, grasslands and forests are destroyed to feed the insatiable appetite of modern agriculture. With time running out, this book is an essential reminder of our responsibilities to safeguard our fragile home.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 232 x 276 x 12mm | 557.93g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753409623
  • 9780753409626
  • 2,123,764

Table of contents

1-7 Prelims; 8-9 Chapter One: What is spying? 10-11 Obtaining information; 12-13 Surveillance and sabotage; 14-15 Counter-espionage; 16-17 Spy catching; 18-19 Industrial espionage (secrets for sale); 20 Summary; 21 Chapter 2: Spys, spymasters and secret services; 22-23 Introduction; 24-25 The first spies; 26-27 Spies at war (modern spies); 28-29 Recruiting spies; 30-31 Double agents, moles and defectors; 32-33 The world's great spymasters; 34-35 Secret services; 36 Summary; 37 Chapter 3: Spy techniques and equipment; 38-39 Introduction; 40-41 Getting a message back; 42-43 Code makers and breakers; 44-45 Listening in; 46-47 Eye spy; 48-49 Disguise and cover; 50-51 The art of concealment; 52-53 Swapping information; 54-55 Secret weapons; 56-57 Silicon and stealth spies; 58-59 Silicon spies; 60-61 Glossary; 62-63 Index; 64 Acknowledgementsshow more

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NSTA RecommendsKingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet offers a positive vision of the future. The book's emphasis on the interconnectedness of all life on Earth will help students appreciate their responsibilities toward the planet. . . . This could be a good springboard for cross-campus, cross-curricular "real-life" units of study.show more

About David Burnie

David Burnie studied zoology and botany at the University of Bristol in England, and has worked as a nature reserve ranger and biologist. He has written and contributed to many award-winning books and multimedia titles, and has also acted as a consultant and scriptwriter for a number of natural history programmes on television. David is an avid birdwatcher, bug-hunter and botanist, and has travelled all over the world, from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego, studying animals and plants. Tony Juniper is the executive director of the UK division of Friends of the Earth International, a worldwide collection of groups campaigning for the protection of wildlife and habitats.show more

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