‘The world is a lot smaller than you think!
This gorgeously illustrated tour of our planet’s habitats lets you peer inside ecosystems large and small, from coral reefs and deserts to tree stumps and even a single drop of water. Through exquisite art, maps and infographics, The Incredible Ecosystems of Planet Earth introduces you to our wondrous world and the inhabitants who live here, explaining how we depend on such a variety of life and the dangers we all face from climate change.
The perfect guide for everyone who loves the planet we call home.'
A perfect first bite of discovery for those wondering how the world works, Rachel Ignotofsky’s informative, easy to follow text and wondrous illustrations hold the attention and imagination of humans of all ages. Listing fun facts about each ecosystem - such as that Southern Florida is the only place on Earth where both crocodiles and alligators live in the same area - alongside their biggest benefits and greatest threats to give a well rounded and informative glimpse, this book is the perfect addition to your shelf. Hardback edition.
Our rating? 10/10- Radish LOVES this book! Here’s what some other people think of it-
'This illustrated tour of our planet's ecosystems both large and small, from reefs, deserts and rainforests to a single drop of water not only shows how beautiful our world is, but what we stand to lose if we don't join the rallying call to action to address and combat climate change before it's too late.' (Read It Daddy)
'This huge world we live in, with its infinitely varied regions, countries and communities, is - so we learn in Rachel Ignotofsky's amazing new book - actually an interconnected series of large and small ecosystems, all working together to make the best of our planet's limited resources.
Ignotofsky takes us through the different regions of the world and shows us the different types of ecosystems that are found there, from British moorlands to the North-East Siberian Taiga, the Atacama Desert to the Great Barrier Reef, and much more.
Each ecosystem is presented onto a double-page spread, with a charming and informative illustration on the left, with a page of key information on the right. Like her previous titles, Women in Sport and Women in Science, the information given is well judged and laid out for upper primary readers, full of fascinating snippets. For instance, soil erosion in the Pampas region of South America is currently a threat to the ecosystem because of the overgrazing of farm animals and the destruction of native grassland to make room for new, unsustainable farms.
This is a fascinating and timely read, perfect for schools and young environmental activists.'