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PROTECTING THE EARTH'S ANIMALS

Every year, people are doing more and more to save animals facing destruction or extinction from a wide range of dangers. Protecting the Earth’s Animals attacks some of the most important issues in wildlife conservation around the world, whether saving rhinos in Africa, trying to free captive killer whales, or, trying to make sure our pet dogs and cats are well cared for. Endangered species are just part of the story; entire animal groups are in trouble, to say nothing of habitats and ecosystems. The human warriors in the battles to help wildlife are the heroes of the stories in Protecting the Earth’s Animals.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-3872-1

$191.60(USD)
  Entire Series

8

2018

12+

7th - 12th

7 x 9

Every year, people are doing more and more to save animals facing destruction or extinction from a wide range of dangers. Protecting the Earth’s Animals attacks some of the most important issues in wildlife conservation around the world, whether saving rhinos in Africa, trying to free captive killer whales, or, trying to make sure our pet dogs and cats are well cared for. Endangered species are just part of the story; entire animal groups are in trouble, to say nothing of habitats and ecosystems. The human warriors in the battles to help wildlife are the heroes of the stories in Protecting the Earth’s Animals.

Booklist Review

With straightforward, well-researched text, these volumes in the Protecting the Earth’s Animals series tackle hot-button environmental issues while explaining the damaging effects humans have had on the natural world and what we can do to mitigate those effects. Human interference is most obvious in Battling Wildlife Poachers, which discusses how big-game poaching, primarily in Africa, has led to the loss of species. In addition to explaining how this impacts an ecosystem as a whole, the author also explains the poor economic conditions that led to poaching in the first place and the reasons the demand for poached goods is so high. Though honeybees—and their disturbing disappearances—are front and center in Pollination Problems, this volume takes a grounded look at the pollination process and the range of factors, environmental or man-made, that can derail it. Three different continents are explored in Saving the Rainforests, which illuminates the impact political turmoil and economic upheaval can have on this exceptionally diverse habitat. The text-heavy layout is accompanied by occasional stock photos, but multiple QR codes and additional resources help round things out. The text itself is clear and concise, and critical-thinking questions at the end of each chapter guide the reading process. For readers moved to action, the “How You Can Help” section that concludes each volume provides simple and effective first steps.
Animal Testing: Attacking a Controversial Problem

by Bob Woods

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3873-8 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7910-6 $29.95 Add To Cart

For centuries, animals have been considered fair game for a wide range of scientific and medical testing. From chimpanzees to dogs to mice, many species have been subjected to experiments and research that have led to new medical procedures, drugs, cosmetics, and other products, but often inflicted great pain, suffering, and even death to the animals. Inside, read about this important, yet controversial, issue and how scientists and animal-rights groups are working to find alternative testing methods. Humans share the planet with billions of animals. In recent decades, however, humans have been causing a lot of those animals real problems. We have been destroying their homes and hurting the environment they live in. Fortunately, conservation experts are fighting back against these dangers. This series highlights the issues and possible solutions as we all focus on PROTECTING THE EARTH’S ANIMALS. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Battling Wildlife Poachers: The Fight to Save Elephants, Rhinos, Lions, Tigers, and More

by Diane Bailey

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3874-5 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7911-3 $29.95 Add To Cart

Poaching means the illegal killing of wildlife. Each year, hundreds of thousands of animals are killed against local and national laws. The targets include beautiful and important endangered species that play crucial roles in their ecosystems. It’s a deadly battle being fought against desperate forces—and the animals are caught in the crossfire. Inside, find out how groups around the world are fighting to save these animals. Humans share the planet with billions of animals. In recent decades, however, humans have been causing a lot of those animals real problems. We have been destroying their homes and hurting the environment they live in. Fortunately, conservation experts are fighting back against these dangers. This series highlights the issues and possible solutions as we all focus on PROTECTING THE EARTH’S ANIMALS. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Dogs and Cats: Saving Our Precious Pets

by Beth Adelman

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3875-2 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7912-0 $29.95 Add To Cart

Dogs and cats have been living and working with humans for millennia. Their popularity, however, has led to problems, including overbreeding and mistreatment. These pets play a loving and vital role in the lives of millions of people. Making sure these domestic animals are cared for properly is an ongoing struggle. Inside, read about efforts to make sure that dogs and cats live comfortable, healthy lives. Humans share the planet with billions of animals. In recent decades, however, humans have been causing a lot of those animals real problems. We have been destroying their homes and hurting the environment they live in. Fortunately, conservation experts are fighting back against these dangers. This series highlights the issues and possible solutions as we all focus on PROTECTING THE EARTH’S ANIMALS. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Pollination Problems: The Battle to Save Bees and Other Vital Animals

by Diane Bailey

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3876-9 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7913-7 $29.95 Add To Cart

Humans depend on bees and other pollinating animals to help grow plants that we need to survive. However, what humans are doing to the environment is hurting those animals. A decline in bee populations a few years ago was a warning sign. Inside, find out more about the role of pollinators—bees, birds, butterflies, and more—and how people are working to make sure these animals survive. We can’t make it without them! Humans share the planet with billions of animals. In recent decades, however, humans have been causing a lot of those animals real problems. We have been destroying their homes and hurting the environment they live in. Fortunately, conservation experts are fighting back against these dangers. This series highlights the issues and possible solutions as we all focus on PROTECTING THE EARTH’S ANIMALS. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Rescuing Primates: Gorillas, Chimps, and Monkeys

by Mari Rich

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3877-6 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7914-4 $29.95 Add To Cart

Primates in the wild are facing threats wherever they live. Gorillas, monkeys, chimps, and more are seeing their homes disappear or are being hunted down. Thankfully, few animals have earned as much attention from world conservation forces. Inside, read about the troubles these animals face, plus some success stories created by courageous scientists and others. Humans share the planet with billions of animals. In recent decades, however, humans have been causing a lot of those animals real problems. We have been destroying their homes and hurting the environment they live in. Fortunately, conservation experts are fighting back against these dangers. This series highlights the issues and possible solutions as we all focus on PROTECTING THE EARTH’S ANIMALS. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Saving Marine Mammals: Whales, Dolphins, Seals, and More

by Diane Bailey

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3878-3 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7915-1 $29.95 Add To Cart

Marine mammals play a vital role in the health of the oceans, but they are facing global threats—most caused by humans. Whale populations are declining, dolphins are under attack, and seals battle environmental forces. Countries around the world, however, are banding together to try to help these important animals. Inside, meet these unique and amazing creatures and read about ways everyone can help them survive. Humans share the planet with billions of animals. In recent decades, however, humans have been causing a lot of those animals real problems. We have been destroying their homes and hurting the environment they live in. Fortunately, conservation experts are fighting back against these dangers. This series highlights the issues and possible solutions as we all focus on PROTECTING THE EARTH’S ANIMALS. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Saving Ocean Animals: Sharks, Turtles, Coral, and Fish

by Michael Centore

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3879-0 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7916-8 $29.95 Add To Cart

More than 70 percent of the Earth is covered by the waters of the oceans. In their depths live billions of creatures. What humans do to those creatures’ watery homes is proving deadly in many cases. Inside, read about the effects of human actions on vital ocean animals, as well as how scientists around the world are spreading the word about what is going wrong . . . and how we can fix it. Humans share the planet with billions of animals. In recent decades, however, humans have been causing a lot of those animals real problems. We have been destroying their homes and hurting the environment they live in. Fortunately, conservation experts are fighting back against these dangers. This series highlights the issues and possible solutions as we all focus on PROTECTING THE EARTH’S ANIMALS. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Saving the Rainforests: Inside the World’s Most Diverse Habitat

by Diane Bailey

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3880-6 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7917-5 $29.95 Add To Cart

In some areas of rainforest, tens of thousands of unique species of plants and animals thrive as nowhere else on Earth. However, these diverse and important areas are slowly, but surely, shrinking, thanks to the effect of human actions. Inside, find out more about these mysterious and bountiful places, the dangers they are facing, and efforts to help them survive. Humans share the planet with billions of animals. In recent decades, however, humans have been causing a lot of those animals real problems. We have been destroying their homes and hurting the environment they live in. Fortunately, conservation experts are fighting back against these dangers. This series highlights the issues and possible solutions as we all focus on PROTECTING THE EARTH’S ANIMALS. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.