Author: Duncan Brewer
Publisher: Chrysalis Children's Books, United Kingdom (2003)
The Biomes series looks at some of the Earth's major life zones: the natural networks of living things found in different regions of the world. Each title opens with one person's experiences, then considers how plants and animals interact with their surroundings. The book goes on to examine the human impact on the biome. Throughout, special debate panels invite the reader to discuss selected issues.
Wetlands are vital water stores and support a range of wildlife found nowhere else, but people often view them as places that should be drained and put to other uses. This book looks at how wetlands work, and at the impact human activities have has on them. Many wetlands are damaged or have disappeared - do we want to save them? If so, how should we go about it?
The author, Duncan Brewer, specializes in natural history, earth sciences and ecology, and writes mainly for children and young adults. He is the author of an eight-volume series on the Solar System for Marshall Cavendish Books, and has written articles on wildlife and the environment for a large number of publishers.
* Boonmee's Story
* What is a wetland?
* What happens in wetlands?
* What life depends on wetlands?
* Who are wetland humans?
* How do we benefit from wetlands?
* Do human activities endanger wetlands?
* How do wetland degradation affect wildlife?
* How do the changes to wetlands affect humans?
* What are we doing about wetland destruction?
* We do we go from here?
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