Mar 3, 2022
Protect Freshwater to Save Our Earth
By Catherine Barr
Illustrated by Christiane Engel
A ground-breaking global introduction to water that includes sharing and protecting freshwater worldwide
Water is life! Freshwater bubbles, flows and floods with the most wonderful life on Earth - and all of us rely on it to stay alive. BUT today, because of pollution and climate change, it is becoming more and more difficult for people and animals to find the clean freshwater they need to survive. It's time to act!
Water tells the story of freshwater around the world. Discover the history of water, how the water cycle works, learn about the different kinds of water and about the amazing variety of wildlife that freshwater is home to. Then find out what happens to water because of climate change and global heating; the importance of clean water for health; the worldwide problem of water pollution and the devastating impact of water shortage on children's lives and education.
Catherine Barr challenges us to take action, to use water wisely and protect freshwater to save our planet.
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Catherine Barr is the author of many information books, including the bestselling The Story of Life, Catherine has a special talent for books on "big issues for small people". She studied Ecology at Leeds University and worked as a campaigner for Greenpeace. She lives in Herefordshire, England.
Christiane Engel grew up in Germany and was always determined to become an artist. She has a BA in children's art and an MA in Children's Illustration. Working on information books, she seeks to present important topics to young children in an engaging, respectful way. She works with soft pencil, acrylics, watercolour and digital media. Her recent books include Dump Truck Disco and the ABC Books for Me series. Christiane lives in Kent, England.