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Watery Planet: How a water crisis is impacting our world

Anna Claybourne

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 9 years, Natural history (Children’s/Teenage)

A powerful look at the world's water crisis.

Watery Planet offers young readers a clear, insightful look at Earth's ongoing water challenges.

Water makes our life on Earth possible. We need water not just to drink and keep clean, but also for agriculture, industry, transport and much, much more. But despite having an enormous amount of water on Earth, only 1 per cent of it is available for us to use and it's at increasing risk.

Watery Planet looks at the reasons behind our looming water crisis - from uneven distribution to water wastage, pollution and climate change. It explores how floods, droughts and rising sea levels are becoming a stark reality as the world warms and describes how we are adapting to these challenges. It also looks at some positive, practical solutions to our water problems and explains how we can all do our part to help save Earth's most precious resource.

Contents:
A WHOLE WORLD OF WATER
WE ALL NEED WATER!
HOW WE GET WATER
IS THERE ENOUGH WATER?
WATER AND HEALTH
CASE STUDY: COLLECTING WATER IN ETHIOPIA
WATER POLLUTION
WATER AND GLOBAL WARMING
FLOODS AND DROUGHTS
CASE STUDY: PAKISTAN FLOODS
RISING SEA LEVELS
WATER AND NATURE
WATER AND WILDLIFE
CASE STUDY: THIRSTY AVOCADOS
DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY
WATER FOR THE WORLD
CASE STUDY: THE ARAL SEA
WATERY HOMES
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
THE FUTURE OF WATER
GLOSSARY
FURTHER READING
INDEX

Titles in this series:
Plastic Planet
Hot Planet
Recycled Planet
Sustainable Planet
Extinction Planet
Peaceful Planet?
Unequal Planet

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Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne has written over 150 children's books on all kinds of subjects, from sharks, black holes and splitting the atom to how to draw, Shakespeare's life, and Greek myths and legends. She knows a lot about conservation in the rain forests of Costa Rica as she once volunteered there for three months. She likes space, sewing and music, plays the trombone and loves going camping.

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