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Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children (Paperback, New ed): Michael J Caduto,... Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children (Paperback, New ed)
Michael J Caduto, Caduto, Bruchac
R594 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R112 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

These traditional Native American stories along with related activities show parents and teachers how to teach children the importance of wildlife in Native American traditions. As the stories unfold and the activities come to life, the importance of our connections to animals became apparent.
Features traditional Native American stories.
Includes field-tested activities appropriate for all ages.
Connects wildlife ecology and environmental issues.
Fosters creative thinking and the synthesis of knowledge and experience.
The stories in this book present some of the basic perspectives that Native North American parents, aunts and uncles use to teach the young. They are phrased in terms that modern youngsters can understand and appreciate, along with eye-catching illustrations and photographs throughout.
Look for other Fulcrum books in this series: "Keepers of the Earth, Keepers of Life" and "Keepers of the Night."

Elephant Rescue (Paperback): Judy Morgan Elephant Rescue (Paperback)
Judy Morgan
R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Ships in 10 - 15 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

The Life Cycle of the Tree (Paperback): Bobbie Kalman The Life Cycle of the Tree (Paperback)
Bobbie Kalman
R207 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R13 (6%) Ships in 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.

Earthwatch (Hardcover): Penny Horton Earthwatch (Hardcover)
Penny Horton
R356 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R22 (6%) Out of stock

"Fact Finders Series" books are based upon a popular BBC Educational TV series, are clear and colorful informational books for children 8-12 years of age

Woodlands and forests in danger (Hardcover): Anita Ganeri Woodlands and forests in danger (Hardcover)
Anita Ganeri
R345 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R48 (14%) Out of stock

Looks at the world's northern wooded and forested areas, including the animals and plants that live among the trees. The text includes information on how scientists are attempting to end acid rain and the damage it causes to these beautiful regions.

Saving Wildlife (Hardcover): Rufus Bellamy Saving Wildlife (Hardcover)
Rufus Bellamy
R345 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R48 (14%) Out of stock

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.

Oil and Gas (Paperback): John Paul Zronik Oil and Gas (Paperback)
John Paul Zronik
R234 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R15 (6%) Out of stock

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.

Sharks (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Sharks (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Out of stock

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.

Rainforest (Paperback): Neil Morris, Ting Morris Rainforest (Paperback)
Neil Morris, Ting Morris
R160 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R22 (14%) Out of stock

Step by step illustrated instructions amke activities easy to follow. Includes information and facts as well as craft activities. Ages 6-9 years.

Earth Watch (Paperback): Penny Horton Earth Watch (Paperback)
Penny Horton
R211 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R14 (7%) Out of stock

This book explains what is happening to the air and the soil; how the world's food and mineral resources are at risk; why animals such as the black rhino are nearly extinct and why the rain forests are being destroyed. There is information on pollution and population--and lots more besides.

An Eco-school (Hardcover): Sally Hewitt An Eco-school (Hardcover)
Sally Hewitt
R295 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R41 (14%) Out of stock

A series of six books that introduce the elements of the Citizenship curriculum by showing how children can take an active part in the local community, the global community and at home or school. In An Eco-School the children of Hagbourne School in Oxfordshire show that they know all about protecting the environment. The book describes how and why they save energy and water, recycle their lunchtime leftovers and work to improve the local environment. As well as a glossary and an index, endmatter also includes further suggestions for getting involved.

Wolves (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Wolves (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Out of stock

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.

Oil and Gas (Hardcover): Neil Morris Oil and Gas (Hardcover)
Neil Morris
R345 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R48 (14%) Out of stock

Detailed coverage of key mineral resources and how they are extracted and used. Includes current environmental and health concerns. Clear text and outstanding photographs throughout.

Ecosystems (Paperback, New Ed): Pam Robson Ecosystems (Paperback, New Ed)
Pam Robson
R160 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R22 (14%) Out of stock

This series is a practical exploration of local and global geography and has interactive projects with things to build, record and observe. For ages 8-12.

Food (Hardcover): Brenda Williams Food (Hardcover)
Brenda Williams; Illustrated by Rudi Vizi
R269 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R38 (14%) Out of stock
Oil spills (Hardcover): Jillian Powell Oil spills (Hardcover)
Jillian Powell
R320 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R45 (14%) Out of stock

Our Planet in Peril presents the truth behind major environmental issues. The series gives the facts and figures, explains the real situation and describes some practical solutions. The main text is supplemented by photographs, maps and diagrams to explain all the issues involved, while 'Science in action' panels offer simple experiments which allow children to see the science in a practical context, and 'How you can help' panels suggest ways in which ordinary people can make a real difference. Endmatter includes a glossary and index, and page of useful websites for further information.

The Effects of Farming (Hardcover): Andrea Claire Harte Smith The Effects of Farming (Hardcover)
Andrea Claire Harte Smith
R345 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R48 (14%) Out of stock
Metals (Paperback): John Paul Zronik Metals (Paperback)
John Paul Zronik
R233 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R15 (6%) Out of stock

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.

Whales (Hardcover, Library binding): Amanda Harman Whales (Hardcover, Library binding)
Amanda Harman
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Out of stock

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

Bears (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Bears (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R757 Discovery Miles 7 570 Out of stock

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.

Dolphins (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Dolphins (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Out of stock

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.

Eagles (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Eagles (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Out of stock

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.

Around the Pond (Hardcover): Lindsay Barrett George Around the Pond (Hardcover)
Lindsay Barrett George; Illustrated by Lindsay Barrett George
R437 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R28 (6%) Out of stock

Cammy and William follow an old deer path around the pond in search of blueberries. But unexpectedly they find a lot more. Clue after clue tells them what kind of animal has been there before and left its trace behind. Share their adventure in this handsome and informative companion toIn the Woods: Who's Been Here?andIn the Snow: Who's Been Here?

My Visit to the Zoo (Hardcover): Aliki My Visit to the Zoo (Hardcover)
Aliki; Illustrated by Aliki
R186 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R37 (20%) Out of stock

Welcome to the Zoo...

How would you like to travel from a tropical rain forest to the African plains, and down into a deep canyon all in one day? Then get ready for a wild trip to the zoo and up close look at all kinds of animals! See snow leopards lurking on a ledge, zebras and ostriches running across the open plains, and a tiger splashing in a stream. Find out everything--from what elephants roll in after their baths to which bird might laugh at your jokes. Come take a visit to an amazing zoo!

Imagine traveling from a lush tropical rain forest, to a deep and
mysterious canyon, to the wide-open African plains—all in one day! In this tour of a modern-day zoo, visitors get to see how animals really live. They’ll learn everything from what elephants like to roll around in after their baths to what’s being done to preserve wildlife. Written and illustrated by the inimitable Aliki, this successor to the highly popular titles My Visit to the Dinosaurs and My Visit to the Aquarium is one of the best ways ever for a young child to visit the zoo.

‘Aliki’s accessible text and lush illustrations bring the animal world to life.’ —School Library Journal

‘A fine picture book.’ —Kirkus Reviews

Make Your Own Coral Reef (Kit): Sue Wells, Damian Johnston Make Your Own Coral Reef (Kit)
Sue Wells, Damian Johnston; Illustrated by Gill Tomblin
R204 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R41 (20%) Out of stock

From the designer and illustrator of "Make Your Own Rainforest", this is a two-dimensional press-out, which reveals the beauty of the coral reef. The book explains why this phenomenon is so important to our environment. The text is written by a coral reef expert and explains what coral reefs are and where they occur, as well as describing some of the animals and plants that live on or near them. The panorama is easily constructed from the die-cut card pieces, and measures 980 x 336mm.

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