THE WONDROUS WORKINGS OF PLANET EARTH
Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems
Whimsically illustrated and easy to understand, this information-packed book’s colorful infographics each all about Earth’s ecosystems and the ways that humans both protect and harm the natural world. Designed to inspire a sense of wonder for our planet and convey the importance of protecting it, sections first explain levels of ecological organization, classifications of living things, what makes a healthy ecosystem, and more before taking a continent-by-continent approach to examining the world’s diverse ecosystems—from the Mojave Desert to the Alps to the polar ice caps. Final sections address the cycles of nature (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, water, and plant) and the impact humans have had on the environment.
Ten Speed Press