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Books > Children's & Educational > Geography & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment, wildlife & habitats > General

Geza & The Bee (Paperback): Dharmisha Cvetkovic Geza & The Bee (Paperback)
Dharmisha Cvetkovic 2
R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 In stock

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to rhino conservation.

In this tale between a rhino & a bee, children will:

  • Learn why bees are so important
  • Be guided to think beyond the five senses
  • Realise that all things are connected
  • Develop a mindset to secure the future

Did you know:

  • Rhinos could become extinct in ten years' time unless we help to protect them?
  • Seven species of bees were added to the endangered list in 2016!
Animal Facts 4-Book Collection (Paperback): Animal Facts 4-Book Collection (Paperback)
R599 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R124 (21%) In stock

This 4 book bundle consists of 4 totally wild books: one animal atlas featuring an awesome fold-out map of the world and three Scary Creatures books: Big Cats, Hippos and Hyenas.

Totally Wild Fact-packed, Fold-out, Animal Atlas
All of the weird and wonderful animals that inhabit our extraordinary earth are here to delight and enchant young readers (Mom and Dad, too!). Created in rich, glorious detail, illustrated maps give curious kids something to pore over and discover every time, including regional maps that clearly show where animals live, plus country names, capitals, and boundaries. Also included are large gatefold maps that feature whole continents and highlight the diversity of the world's terrains and natural wonders and special feature boxes on habitats and ecosystems, such as rainforests and rivers plus an incredible, comprehensive pop-up map of the world that showcases wildlife around the globe--and at a glance. Youngsters love learning about animals, natural history and world geography, and this book teaches them all about each topic in fun, engaging ways. Kids also learn about sustainability, habitat destruction, and climate issues, so they can become more aware of the world they share with our amazing animal kingdom.

Scary Creatures: Hippos
Terrifying river horses? Protective mothers? Enemies of ancient Egypt? How do hippos live? What's a pygmy hippo? Are hippos in danger? This work helps you find out the answers to these questions and more. It contains special x-ray pages that enable readers to see the inside of a hippo and offer a look into their habitat.

Scary Creatures: Big Cats
This is one of a series investigating the more grisly aspects of natural history. The book describes nutrition, growth and movement in big cats, and special "X-ray"-style pages enable readers to see how the internal structure of a big cat corresponds to its external appearance

Scary Creatures: Hyenas
Where do hyenas live? What do they eat, and how do they catch their prey? Do hyenas really laugh? Who thinks hyenas are scary? This book takes a look at hyenas, from how these fascinating creatures live and hunt to their relationship with human beings.

The Life Cycle of the Tree (Paperback): Bobbie Kalman The Life Cycle of the Tree (Paperback)
Bobbie Kalman
R169 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R32 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Text and photographs describe basic facts about trees, their function in a forest, and how they benefit animals, people, and the environment.

Elephant Rescue - Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Paperback): Judy Morgan Elephant Rescue - Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Paperback)
Judy Morgan
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the book: ""I just want to make sure there are elephants around for generations to enjoy, like I have.""

In 1979, the African elephant population was 1.3 million. By 1989 that total dropped dramatically to 609,000. During the 1980s, poachers killed some three hundred elephants a day. Although active measures were soon enforced to protect African and Asian elephant populations, the elephant's future is still uncertain.

Elephant Rescue traces the efforts of individuals and organizations that confront the international ivory trade and lobby indigenous governments to create protective environments. One innovative program described is green hunting. Sport hunters who once shot and killed elephants are now given the opportunity to use tranquilizers. The animal suffers no harm and accompanying researchers can fit these elephants with a radio collar for further studies.

The book also covers: How elephants live Ways elephants protect their families Elephants' astonishingly intricate behavior Physiology, life span, diet and more.

Elephant Rescue is a fascinating book about how people and elephants can thrive in a shared environment.

About the "Firefly Animal Rescue" series:

The "Firefly Animal Rescue" identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more.

""These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."" - School Library Journal

""Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."" - Booklist

World of Water (Paperback): Rona Arato World of Water (Paperback)
Rona Arato
R190 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R12 (6%) Special order

This title is intended for ages 7-14. Without water, our most valuable natural resource, our planet would be a barren wasteland, without plant or animal life. The Earth has a limited amount of water that is recycled in the atmosphere, so action is being taken around the world to protect our freshwater supply. Children will dive deep into the this book to learn what water is made of and how it was formed on Earth, how people use the power of falling water, and how rivers shape landscapes. Topics included are: the process by which the Earth's water is continuously recycled during the water cycle; the Age of Sail when water was used as a means of transportation for trade, and explorers sailed in search of the Northwest Passage; how much of the world's water supply is held by water sources such as subterranean rivers, geysers, springs, and aquifiers; leach fields, sand filters, and lagoons, and how water is treated before it is ready for human consumption; and the biological needs that plants, animals, and humans have for water.

Dolphins (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Dolphins (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Special order

Describes different kinds of dolphins, including the bottlenose dolphin, Commerson's dolphin, and Chinese river dolphin, and discusses how they live and what can be done to save them from extinction.

Kangaroos (Hardcover): John Woodward Kangaroos (Hardcover)
John Woodward
R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Special order

Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of kangaroos living, often against all odds, in Australia and New Guinea.

Bears (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Bears (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Special order

Describes the physical characteristics and habits of various kinds of bears, as well as some of the dangers they face and efforts to protect them.

Sharks (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Sharks (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Special order

Discusses the three biggest species of sharks, all of which may be in danger of disappearing because people hunt them for profit and fish them for sport.

Save the Planet Protect Habitats (Hardcover): Claire Lewellyn Save the Planet Protect Habitats (Hardcover)
Claire Lewellyn
R252 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R47 (19%) Special order

This series introduces children to environmental issues in a simple and fun way. Each title looks at a particular issue with the aim of relating to a young child's world, starting in the home, progressing to school and working outward to the local community.

Whales (Hardcover, Library binding): Amanda Harman Whales (Hardcover, Library binding)
Amanda Harman
R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Special order

Explores how whales live, why they are in danger, and what is being done to stop them from disappearing from our planet forever.

Wolves (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Wolves (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Special order

Discusses the habits and characteristics of wolves, once feared as vicious killers, but now understood to be gentle and peaceful wild animals, themselves in need of protection from hunters and encroaching civilization.

Apes (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Apes (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Special order

This relevant series highlights the endangered animals of the world, making readers aware of just how many species are at risk of extinction. Each volume begins with a general introduction followed by up-to-date information about the type of animal, where it can be found, characteristics of breeding and family life as well as social interactions, how many are left and why they are endangered or threatened. The books then address what is being done to help the animal survive and what the future holds for it.

Coal (Paperback): Ron Edwards, Adrianna Edwards Coal (Paperback)
Ron Edwards, Adrianna Edwards
R190 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R13 (7%) Special order

Ages 7 to 14 years. Formed over millions of years, coal is a sedimentary rock that has been mined by people for use as fuel at least as far back as 1000 BC. This informative new book shows young readers the basic make-up of coal and how it is mined. It also describes how the rise of industry led to more widespread coal use for fuel as wood reserves became depleted, and the environmental and health problems its use has created. Topics include: how coal is made; the four grades of coal: peat, lignite, bituminous, anthracite; finding and extracting coal by shaft and strip mining; where coal deposits are located in the world; a miner's life; the uses of coal; pollution problems from this "dirty" source of energy; alternatives to coal.

Polar Regions in Danger (Hardcover): Moira Butterfield, Anita Ganeri Polar Regions in Danger (Hardcover)
Moira Butterfield, Anita Ganeri
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Special order
Metals (Paperback): John Paul Zronik Metals (Paperback)
John Paul Zronik
R190 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R12 (6%) Special order

This book is intended for ages 7-14. Metal ores are one of the Earth's most common minerals. Metals are useful in all types of industry because they last a long time, are conductors of electricity, and can be easily shaped. Since the first metal alloy was created more than 6,000 years ago during the Bronze Age, people have recognised the potential of extracting metallic elements from rock. This book traces the history, uses, methods of extraction, and future of one of our most versatile resources. The topics include: early use of metals during the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and the Copper Age; which countries have the most deposits of metal ores, and how much metal different countries use; extracting metals from ores by use of smelting, flotation, and leaching; the equipment that geologists use to locate metal deposits in ore; the lives of miners, including their working conditions, the equipment they use, and the dangers that they encounter working in open-pit and underground mines; and, the role that recycling plays in saving our environment and how metals are recycled.

Oil and Gas (Paperback): John Paul Zronik Oil and Gas (Paperback)
John Paul Zronik
R191 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R12 (6%) Special order

Ages 7 to 14 years. The Babylonians and Sumerians were using thick, gooey oil as early as 5000 BC as pitch to caulk their boats and hold their building bricks in place. Oil is actually a fuel, like coal, but its use today is more widespread through its products such as gasoline and kerosene. This book takes a fascinating look at this disappearing fossil fuel describing how it is made, where it is located in the world, and the environmental and economic problems its use has created. Topics include; What is oil?; millions of years in the making; oil throughout history including the oil boom of the late 1800s, its use as a means of light, and as fuel when wood supplies were used up; exploration and the geology of oil; the different methods for extracting oil; maps show where the world's oil deposits are located; how oil is refined into gasoline; the uses of oil for heating, electricity, powering automobiles; transporting oil by pipeline and tanker; the problem of air pollution, oil spills, and global warming; renewable energy alternatives to oil.

Eagles (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Eagles (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Special order

This relevant series highlights the endangered animals of the world, making readers aware of just how many species are at risk of extinction. Each volume begins with a general introduction followed by up-to-date information about the type of animal, where it can be found, characteristics of breeding and family life as well as social interactions, how many are left and why they are endangered or threatened. The books then address what is being done to help the animal survive and what the future holds for it.

Leopards (Hardcover, Library binding): Amanda Harman Leopards (Hardcover, Library binding)
Amanda Harman
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Special order

Discusses how these magnificent cats live and what is being done to keep them from disappearing in the wild.

Read Write Inc. Comprehension: Module 30: Children's Book: Save Energy (Hardcover): Kay Barnham, Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc. Comprehension: Module 30: Children's Book: Save Energy (Hardcover)
Kay Barnham, Ruth Miskin
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) Special order

Read Write Inc. Comprehension is the next step in developing children's composition and writing skills once they have become confident readers. The programme offers 30 weekly modules, specially written to link reading and writing activities to carefully levelled texts. 16 of the modules are linked to published quality fiction and non-fiction children's books which provide a range of author styles and text types. The accompanying Read Write Inc. module offers activities which provide practice in reading, writing and spelling, and consolidate the pupils' knowledge through comprehension and guided composition. The illustrated children's books, of which this is one, that accompany 16 of the Comprehension modules can all be purchased from Oxford University Press in the same way as the module packs.

Saving Wildlife (Hardcover): Rufus Bellamy Saving Wildlife (Hardcover)
Rufus Bellamy
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Special order

Looking at solutions to key world environmental problems this series encourages readers to contribute to a sustainable future. Links with science, geography and citizenship curricula. Ages 8-11 years.

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