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Exploring the World Around You: A Look at Nature from Tropics to Tundra (Exploring (New Leaf Press)) epub

by Gary E. Parker


Exploring the World Around You: A Look at Nature from Tropics to Tundra (Exploring (New Leaf Press)) epub

ISBN: 0890513775

ISBN13: 978-0890513774

Author: Gary E. Parker

Category: Education and Teaching

Subcategory: Schools & Teaching

Language: English

Publisher: Master Books (January 21, 2003)

Pages: 144 pages

ePUB book: 1845 kb

FB2 book: 1181 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 286

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Even though my copy of the book looks glossy and new, I don't think "Exploring the World Around You" is worth selling or giving away

Even though my copy of the book looks glossy and new, I don't think "Exploring the World Around You" is worth selling or giving away. It is only the second book I have ever put in the recycle bin rather than donate, believing it to be worth more as pulp than reading material.

Start by marking Exploring the World Around You: A Look at. .This scripturally founded book opens a window to the spectacular environments found on our planet, from deserts to the tropics, with respect to creationism.

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Come explore the world through its seven biomes: desert, grassland, tropical rain forest, deciduous forest, taiga, tundra, and chaparral. This fascinating book is a great supplement for any homeschooling curriculum.

Discover it for yourself as you guide your children on an armchair safari through the seven different biomes of planet Earth. Key facts, terms with clear definitions, probing study questions, and more than 100 illustrations reveal the unique ecosystems of deserts, grasslands, deciduous forests, tropical rain forests, taigas (coniferous forests), tundras, and chaparrals. 160 pages, softcover. Exploring the World Around You: A Look at Nature from Tropics to Tundra (9780890513774) by Gary Parker. Hear about sales, receive special offers & more.

This scripturally founded book opens a window to the spectacular environments found on our planet, from deserts to the tropics, with respect to creationism.

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Informationen zum Titel Exploring the World Around You von Gary Parker On the tour Dr. Parker explains the ecosystems unique to each biome including the plant and animal habitats and the fragile coexistence and dependencies.

Fascinating from cover to cover, every reader will come away with an enhanced knowledge and understanding of our planet and the interrelationships of its inhabitants.

Exploring the World Around You brings the varieties of our planet's . Exploring the World Around You: A Look at Nature From Tropics to Tundra (eBook).

Exploring the World Around You brings the varieties of our planet's habitats alive to the reader, and is a wonderful learning tool complete with illustrations, chapter tests, and an index. In this volume, students examine the earth in 16 chapters, starting with ecosystems and biomes, learning about biotic (living), and abiotic (non-living) factors.

It has been said that our planet is really just an insignificant speck in a vast universe, but that's not true! In fact, the conditions for life found on earth are supremely unique and make our life here comfortable. This despite the reality that the world around us is also tainted and in need of careful calibration in order to continue.

This scripturally founded book opens a window to the spectacular environments found on our planet, from deserts to the tropics, with respect to creationism. Researchers and biologist Dr. Garry Parker brings his vast knowledge of ecology to a teaching setting, exploring and explaining ecosystems, population growth, habitats, adaptations, energy problems, and much more. Learn about insect control in California, why mammals have fur, and how sharks maintain "friendships" with small fish know as remora.

Exploring the World Around You brings the varieties of our planet's habitats alive to the reader, and is a wonderful learning tool complete with illustrations, chapter tests, and an index.

This book is great as a supplemental book, I personally would not use it as curriculum. It is easy to understand and it does a good job of refuting evolution. I think this book is an easy read and clearly outlines the creationist perspective.

If you do not believe in a 6 day Creation (7th day God rested), then this is not the book for you.
It is upsetting that people give a bad review due to their personal beliefs instead of on the book itself.
I am confused about the author info. The book has Gary E. Parker as the author but Amazon gives a bio on John Hudson Tiner.
I was surprised and extremely disappointed in the vague customer reviews I read from other sources. I was looking for a general secular text for earth science for 4th graders. The editorial reviews speak of "...key facts, terms, and definitions..." while customer did mention opening text having a "christian" aka--creationist introduction. I thought, "No matter, a reminder to be reverant is fine. Besides if there is anything overtly against my values, I will just skip over it."

Indeed, chapter 1 BUILDING ON THE RIGHT FOUNDATION: Seeing the 4 Cs. These were: creation (via by God), corruption (by mankind), castrophe (i.e. The Flood), and christ (the restorer). And so I would find no word of William Smith's nor The Geological Society of London's work in the late 1700's through early 1800's, in which the idea of a fossil record is unearthed. The ramifications of such a difference the foundation of earth science goes deep.

In chapter 2, instead of a single landmass, "pangea" where the dynamics of plate tetonics results in today's continents--there is mount Ararat where Noah's Ark came to rest and all the animals disembarked and migrated from that point. Instead of geological records as facts there is empirical and creative reasoning, "...animals began to migrate away from Ararat...the more aggressive placental mammals...would lay first claim to feeding and nesting sites, continually pushing the less combative marsupials to the the leading edge of the migration wave. Thus the marsupials reached Australia first, and God in His providence severed the land bridge...." Before I cut this chapter out of the book, I went to chapters on Ecology.

Chapter 15 ENERGY states, "CO2 is a 'greenhouse gas' and it does help hold in heat. In fact the earth seems designed for much more CO2 and that probably contributed the milder climate and greater plant growth before the Flood....Actually, the earth seems well protected against runaway global warming. The burning of fossil fuels that generates CO2 that warms the earth also generates dust that cools the earth."

In sum, Gary Parker mixes threads of science with creative ideas, to create a book of science fiction.

On the other hand, additional titles in the EXPLORING series that are written by John Hudson Tiner are reasonable. For example, EXPLORING the World of Chemistry is a good general text for a multidisciplinary approach to Science and History. The presence and uses of metal ores in ancient cultures is mentioned. Asides, although not placed within sidebars, mention Bible references to various metals, "Gold is also the first metal mentioned in the New Testament. One of the gifts of the Magi for baby Jesus was gold (Matthew 2:11)" It is left to the reader to interpret such asides as fact or literature or theology.

Hence, be aware that the quality of a title in the EXPLORING THE WORLD series is dependent on the contributing author. I do not recommend those written by Gary Parker.
I find this to be a disjointed and poorly written book. A particular problem is that the author doesn't seem to have decided on the age/education level of the reader. It is also more of a religion book than a science book.

Excerpt from the glossary:
[Catastrophe -- The worldwide flood of Noah's time (about 4,000-5,000 years ago)that dramatically changed the earth's ecology.]

That is the definition of the word "catastrophe"?

Excerpt from the text:
["Mammals have evolved fur" is a religious statement, not a scientific one. It expresses a faith about what the facts of science mean, and reflects a person's choice to worship Mother Nature.]

Even though my copy of the book looks glossy and new, I don't think "Exploring the World Around You" is worth selling or giving away. It is only the second book I have ever put in the recycle bin rather than donate, believing it to be worth more as pulp than reading material.
The usual pack of lies, distortions, half-truths and scientific subversion that the creationist crowd is wont to spit out. Worthless, as everything from that camp.