Endangered Planet is a timely examination of the state of the earth's ecosystems. Today, humans influence every natural habitat on the planet. The consequences can be devastating--dozens of species are wiped out each year, coasts and oceans are fouled with oil spills, and grasslands and forests are destroyed to feed the appetite of modern agriculture. Endangered Planet also reveals how renewable energy, recycling, and wildlife protection will play a key role in the survival of Earth.
- Hardback | 63 pages
- 228.6 x 276.86 x 10.16mm | 521.63g
- 14 Oct 2004
- Boston, MA, United States
About David Burnie
David Burnie is an accomplished zoologist who was a nature reserve ranger before becoming a natural history author and editor. A prolific writer of many books, including several on dinosaurs, he has seen many of his titles win educational awards and science prizes. His titles for Kingfisher include Kingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet and The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia, which was nominated for the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2002. Tony Juniper is the executive director of the U.K. division of Friends of the Earth International, a worldwide collective of groups campaigning for the protection of wildlife and habitats.
"Offers a positve vision of the future...will help students appreciate their responsibilities toward the planet."