The 21st Century Debates series looks at the impact human development is having on the planet and how this could affect our future. At the dawn of a new millennium, we are consuming more energy and producing more waste than ever before. What are the effects of our consumption on the natural world and how long can it last? This series examines the difficult decisions faced by governments and organizations concerned with these issues and asks what we as individuals can do to help. What are rain forests and why are they important? From their unique plants and animals to their valuable resources of timber and minerals, Rain Forests looks at this fragile ecosystem and its destruction over the last fifty years. Can there be a balance between people's needs and the well-being of the forests themselves?
Do rain forests have a future or is it that within fifty years time, they will only exist as isolated, specially protected areas and parks?
Publisher: Raintree Steck-Vaughn
Author: Ewan McLeish
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
Dimensions: 25 x 17.5 x 1 cm