Tuesday, March 15, 2011
SUMMARY: Discover the world's most fascinating birds! Written as the research notebook of a 1920s naturalist, The Field Guide to Birds includes 59 pieces that kids can easily use to assemble eight exotic birds. By placing their birds in the removable diorama, they'll get closer than ever before to seeing these wild creatures in their natural habitats.
The Field Guide to Birds offers kids an in-depth look at the remarkable creatures that fly through the skies of southern Asia and Oceania, from the greater flamingo, whose color is determined by its diet, to the golden bowerbird, who croaks like a bullfrog.
Kids can go on the adventure of a lifetime-without leaving home!
RECOMMENDATION: For ages 8 and up. Kids will enjoy putting the diorama together.
2) Pearson, Richard. Driven to Extinction: The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity. 2011. Sterling. Hardbound: 263 pages. Price: $22.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: Could more than a million species disappear in the 21st century?
Written by a leading scientist in the field, Driven to Extinction draws upon fascinating case studies from around the world, providing balanced and well-reasoned insight into the potential impacts of climate change on the diversity of life. Richard Pearson focuses on the science of the issue, revealing what has happened––as well as what is likely to happen––to some of the world's weirdest and most wonderful species as global temperatures continue to rise.
RECOMMENDATION: A must read for anyone with an interest in the current biodiversity crisis!