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Rockett, Paul: 30 Million Different Insects in the Rainforest (Big Countdown).

Rockett, Paul

30 Million Different Insects in the Rainforest (Big Countdown)

Franklin Watts, 2014, pp32, 12.99 [pounds sterling]

978 1 4451 2672 2

Having visited a number or rainforest in my travels I am always amazed at the number of different creatures that co-exist together in these amazing habitats and this book concentrates on the life in the Amazon rainforest looking at the different layers of the forest, the people who live there and the millions of insects.

The subjects are laid out on double page spreads using a number of different styles. There are charts, graphs, pictures and line drawings which all provide a wealth of information.

It would be an excellent book to dip into if you wanted to find out more about these regions and there is a very comprehensive index at the back. It looks at many of the issues linked to rainforest around the world such as the production of oxygen by photosynthesis and the problems facing the people of the Amazon. Over 700,000 tribal people live in Brazil and many rely on nature to survive. The destruction of the rainforest would be disastrous not only for them but also the creatures that live there.

It is vital that children understand the issues surrounding the destruction of these habitats. The book is ideal to give children an overall picture of the problems and the way in which rainforests are such an important part of our planet.

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Author:Hall, Godfrey
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Date:Jun 22, 2014
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