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Our Living Earth: A Story of People, Ecology, and Preservation Hardcover – Illustrated, November 1, 2008
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- Lexile measure : 1060L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780810971325
- ISBN-13 : 978-0810971325
- Item Weight : 3.46 pounds
- Dimensions : 9.75 x 0.75 x 12 inches
- Reading level : 8 - 12 years
- Publisher : Harry N. Abrams; 1st edition (November 1, 2008)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0810971321
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,259,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My wife being a picky school teacher also finds this book a gem to own and to give out to her best friend as a gift. So we order 2 copies from Amazon and are happy with the efficient logistics and delivery process.
I highly recommend this book to young high-schoolers up to adults like us. It is not just educational, mentally refreshing but also a pleasure to read because of the wonderful photos taken by the author who is an aerial photo expert.
He has very successfully marketed these photos in coffee-table books with titles like "The Earth from above" and in exhibitions. In this book, his photos are hooked up with facts and figures about the current threats to our environment, and with pleas to save the Earth, which puts the photos to a good use and also gives the reader the warm feeling of doing something useful rather than just looking at pretty pictures.
The text, aimed at young readers, doesn't delve into scientific depths, and doesn't cite sources for the numbers given, which is a bit of a shame. If the photos and alarming facts manage to stir readers up to the extent that they want to find out more, they will have to go googling to find more comprehensive accounts.