Amazon Adventure

How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest

by Sy Montgomery

On Sale: 07/04/2017

Amazon Adventure

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Amazon Adventure

How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest

by Sy Montgomery

On Sale: 07/04/2017

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About the Book

Considered the “lungs of the world,” the Amazon provides a full fifth of the world’s oxygen, and every year unsustainable human practices destroy 2.7 million acres. What can be done to help? That’s where Project Piaba comes in.
      Join the award-winning author Sy Montgomery and the photographer Keith Ellenbogen as they traverse the river and rainforest to discover how tiny fish, called piabas, can help preserve the Amazon, its animals, and the rich legacy of its people. Amazon Adventure is an eye-opening—and ultimately hopeful—exploration of how humanity’s practices are affecting and shaping not only the Amazon, but our entire environment.

Critical Praise

? “Montgomery thoroughly mines the social and economic effects the piabas have on locals alongside an in-depth exploration of the Amazon river and its ecosystems. The science and sociology are interesting and unusual, and the narrative itself enthralling…A true-to-form installment in a valuable series.”—Booklist, starred review ? “Another addition to a spectacular series, this is an eye-opening first purchase for science collections.”—SLJ, starred review “Their trip is reported smoothly and illustrated with well-chosen photographs…An adventure that might help protect an ecosystem.”—Kirkus “Color photographs (many underwater) and captivating, take-you-there storytelling immerse readers in the ecosystem…An expansive and engaging story of biological interconnectedness and beauty.”—Publishers Weekly —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780544352995
  • ISBN 10: 0544352998
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 07/04/2017
  • Pages: 80
  • List Price:26.99 CAD
  • Ages: 10 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Animal Welfare
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Fishes
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection

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