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What Happens if the Rainforests Disappear?

Series: Unstable Earth Volume: 4

By: Mary Colson (Author)

32 pages, colour photos

Hodder Wayland Publishers

Paperback | Aug 2014 | #219260 | ISBN-13: 9780750283748
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NHBS Price: £8.99 $11/€11 approx
Hardback | Aug 2013 | #219261 | ISBN-13: 9780750279291
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About this book

What Happens if the Rainforests Disappear? looks at the causes and effects of the destruction of the rainforests and asks what will happen to people, animals and the environment if they disappear. It imagines scenarios at varying stages in the future and examines whether and how disaster can be averted.


Contents

- Nature's paradise
- Marvellous Madagascar: inside a rainforest
- Lungs of the Earth
- Slash and burn
- Counting the carbon: 2050
- People of the rainforest
- Mining for minerals: manmade mayhem
- Black gold
- Trading trees
- Failing harvest: 2100
- Hotting up: the problem of global warming
- Climate change catastrophe: 2200
- Paradise lost?
- Glossary
- Further reading
- Index


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Biography

Mary Colson has written and edited books for children and young adults.

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