Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Green Books Campaign: The World of the Polar Bear

This review is part of the Green Books campaign.Today 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco-friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers and encourage everyone to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books.

The campaign is organized for the second time by Eco-Libris, a green company working to make reading more sustainable. We invite you to join the discussion on "green" books and support books printed in an eco-friendly manner! A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.

This book is printed on FSC-certified paper. With all of the natural resources used on a daily basis to print books for our use, it is hardly ethical to use any method other than a green method. Our footprint on Earth is a destructive one, and it is only in recent years that we have started to diminish our carbon imprint. It is my hope that we can raise "green" awareness and lessen the damage we are inflicting on the world. 

Title: The World of the Polar Bear
Author: Norbert Rosing
Genre: Non-Fiction, Animals, Environmental
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: 2010 (3rd Edition)
Source: Received for review from Eco-Libris to raise awareness for eco-friendly printing. Many thanks goes to Eco-Libris and Firefly Books for sending me this book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 5/5

The World of the Polar Bear details the habits and ecosystem of the polar bear. While the polar bear is the main focus, the animals residing in the same habitat have been documented as well. This book has a glorious amount of pictures. They are absolutely stunning. The book is documented into the four seasons, then into chapters. It was very informative, and is told in Rosing's straightforward, yet laidback way. It gives the appearance that Rosing is imparting his knowledge to a friend, or is acting as a tour guide, without overloading the reader with an excessive amount of information. The World of the Polar Bear is still a font of information though, and would be a great resource for those working on science projects, or those who just want to know more about polar bears. It brings to light the issues with global warming, especially how it'll affect the bears feeding habits if the ice is melting earlier each year. 
All in all, an educational read. It is in-depth and detailed without being dry. People of all ages will be able to understand and follow along while reading. The photographs are absolutely gorgeous and are an added bonus. Exceptionally well put together, and provided on FSC-certified paper, this book shows that the publishing world has already started processing books in an environmentally friendly way. This book would be an excellent addition to any library.


Melissa said...

Awww I love polar bears! This book sounds exceptional. Great review, Corrine, and I'm totally adding this to my list :)

readerbuzz said...

What a great review! I will seek this book out.

Here's the Green book I reviewed. Hope you will stop by.