Book: Endangered Planet

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Endangered Planet

Author: David Burnie
Publisher: Kingfisher

Endangered Planet explores the delicate web of natural cycles that supports millions of species, from single-celled bacteria to the rare giant panda, and reveals how our ever-growing demand for food, fuel, and living space threatens to damage Earth’s habitats beyond repair. From the shrinking wetlands of southern Florida to the thickening band of greenhouse gases that covers the world, our planet is under pressure.

Could new technology provide a solution? Every year more of our energy comes from renewable sources, such as sunshine, wind, and flowing water, while the latest recycled products keep pollution and waste to a minimum. But with Earth’s human population expected to reach 11 billion by the year 2100, the struggle to preserve our planet will be the greatest challenge of this century.

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