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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.

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
R484 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R94 (19%) Shipped within 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."

Nature's Green Umbrella (Paperback, 1st Mulberry ed): Gail Gibbons Nature's Green Umbrella (Paperback, 1st Mulberry ed)
Gail Gibbons; Illustrated by Gail Gibbons
R155 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R29 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"A scientifically accurate book which depicts the complex world of rain forests in easily understood text and sumptuous illustrations. The geography, climate and ecology of the rain forest are explained and the illustrations teem with the flora and fauna."--Children's Literature.

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.

Around the Pond (Hardcover): Lindsay Barrett George Around the Pond (Hardcover)
Lindsay Barrett George; Illustrated by Lindsay Barrett George
R357 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R27 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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?

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

Earth Watch (Paperback): Penny Horton Earth Watch (Paperback)
Penny Horton
R172 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R11 (6%) 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.

Oil and Gas (Hardcover): Neil Morris Oil and Gas (Hardcover)
Neil Morris
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (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.

Animals Danger: Humpback Whale (Hardcover): Animals Danger: Humpback Whale (Hardcover)
R154 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R10 (6%) Out of stock
Fight Pollution (Hardcover): Claire Lewellyn Fight Pollution (Hardcover)
Claire Lewellyn
R265 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R46 (17%) Out of stock

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.

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

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%) Out of stock

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.

Animals Danger: Gorilla (Hardcover): Animals Danger: Gorilla (Hardcover)
R143 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R9 (6%) Out of stock
Ecosystems (Paperback, New Ed): Pam Robson Ecosystems (Paperback, New Ed)
Pam Robson
R140 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R19 (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
R235 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R33 (14%) Out of stock
Shooting Stars Wacky World (Hardcover): McCormick Shooting Stars Wacky World (Hardcover)
McCormick
R189 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R34 (18%) Out of stock

Each book in this series begins with the basic facts about a particular area of science, followed by a story which humorously illustrates the science in action so that children can relate science to their own lives. They continue with a quiz, biographies of famous scientists and fun experiments.

Wolves (Hardcover, Library binding): Casey Horton Wolves (Hardcover, Library binding)
Casey Horton
R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 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 spills (Hardcover): Jillian Powell Oil spills (Hardcover)
Jillian Powell
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (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.

Woodlands and forests in danger (Hardcover): Anita Ganeri Woodlands and forests in danger (Hardcover)
Anita Ganeri
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (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.

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

An Eco-school (Hardcover): Sally Hewitt An Eco-school (Hardcover)
Sally Hewitt
R255 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R36 (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.

Population, Resources and Development (Paperback, Reissue): Jane Chrispin, Francis Jegede Population, Resources and Development (Paperback, Reissue)
Jane Chrispin, Francis Jegede
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Out of stock
Earth Strikes Back Water (Hardcover): Not Known Earth Strikes Back Water (Hardcover)
Not Known
R266 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R46 (17%) Out of stock

Offering children the opportunity to put what they have learned into action, this book not only describes how our most precious resource, water, is being misused, resulting in acid rain and water pollution it also gives information on action that children can take, including contact addresses of environmental organisations and projects. This book is one of a series which focuses on the solutions to our environmental issues of today as well as the problems, from global warming to animal extinction.

Oil and Gas (Paperback): John Paul Zronik Oil and Gas (Paperback)
John Paul Zronik
R191 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R12 (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.

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