Sunday, November 3, 2019

Learning to appreciate what is around us and Giveaway

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It is important we take the time to educate ourselves and teach our children about the beautiful things that surrounds us. When we forget to appreciate nature, things like Climate Change will not feel like a big deal. In recent years, we have seen major concern for climate change, but have we taken the time to reflect on how we can help reduce it?

These books from DK Canada such as Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds; The Wonders of Nature; Manmade Wonders of the World; and Ice takes a closer look at the beauty of nature and man-made things around us.
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Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds is a unique guide to the extraordinary world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees. We need plants to survive! We depend on them for food, shelter, and even to breathe, yet we don't know much about them. 
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This book takes a closer look at flowering plants, trees, grasses, or cacti. You will find interesting facts and cool information.
Did you know there are orchids that look like monkey faces and trees that drip poison?
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We like that this picture packed galleries show plants from all angles and even in cross section, to highlight the key parts, and show the variety of plants on different themes, such as the habitat they grow in, a flower family, or the plants that supply us with our staple foods. 
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The Wonders of Nature is similar to the An Anthology of Intriguing Animals book from DK Canada which we enjoy. It is a beautiful book that shows the stories behind the natural world with facts about animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms.
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With 100 remarkable items from the natural world, from orchids to opals and lichens to lizards, everyone will find something to be captivated by. The detailed close-up images are beautiful, and makes it interesting to read the book. 
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In this book we can discover facts such as how the dragon blood tree got its name, why a sundew means big trouble for insects, and what a radiolarian is. The storybook descriptions makes it interesting to read about the myths and legends surrounding both organisms and gemstones, as well as the key facts about their natural history.
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Manmade Wonders of the World gives lots of details about manmade structures from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa. This catalogue has beautiful, famous, and intriguing buildings and monuments, statues, and bridges. 
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It opens with a foreword by Dan Cruickshank who is an art historian and television presenter with special interest in  the history of architecture. Then the book takes the reader on a continent-by-continent journey, exploring and charting the innovations, ingenuity, and imagination employed by different cultures to create iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. 
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This truly global approach reveals how humans tackled similar challenges, such as keeping the enemy out, in vastly different parts of the world, from the Great Wall of China to the defensive walls of Central American cities. Illustrations explain how the structures were built, while explanations cover the history, architecture, and unique stories behind their construction.
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Featuring breathtaking images, Manmade Wonders of the World is a complete celebration of the world humans have built over thousands of years.
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DK's Ice will take readers on an epic journey from the ice age to modern day, exploring how icy worlds are created, how creatures live in these harsh environments and the impact of climate change. 
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There are captivating CGIs, illustrations, and photography included with the facts such as how early humans and how they survived in one of the most hostile environments on Earth, the tragic and treacherous journeys of early polar explorers, how icy landscapes develop and change, and about animals that live in frozen lands. Ice is a beautiful book to discover frozen worlds and the creatures that live there. 

Giveaway
If you live in Canada enter the giveaway before December 3rd to win a copy of the book Ice. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win. 

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with DK Canada. Please note that all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2010 - 2019. Please Ask First 

94 comments:

  1. I love to win this book to gift to my husband. We don't leave our vehicle running. We recycle everything that is possible.
    Florence Cochrane

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  2. This is a great learning book. We have committed to not using any plastic bottles, plastic wrap and try to use reusable containers as much as possible.

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  3. This book would be great for my kids, it's great for them to see the wonder and beauty in the world in books. I no longer buy paper towels and try to reuse where I can and not buy too many things just for convenience sake

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  4. I would like to learn more about climate change, and how I can help to reduce it. I use a refillable bottle for my water

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  5. Looks like a great book . I would have started to recycle years ago.

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  6. I would like to win this book because I am very interested in learning more about this.

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  7. This would be such a wonderful read for the whole family. So many things can be done such as we Installed a programmable thermostat and changed to energy efficient lightbulbs.

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  8. I would love to win this for my Grandson. We have been using a refillable water bottle for years and we compost our household green waste and try to grow most of our own vegetables

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  9. Would love this for my granddaughter. Having been doing as much as I can to reduce my impact on climate change and always looking to incorporate new ways. I'm a big fan of drying my clothes outdoors on the line or indoors on my drying rack. I rarely use my dryer.

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  10. Our family enjoys books about Nature and we are trying to recycle and compost for a better earth. Every spring we plants new trees and make efforts to conserve power and water all year long.

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  11. I would love to win this book for my grandchildren. We talk about Climate Change a lot and they are very interested in saving the earth

    form name is Anne Taylor

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  12. I would like to discover frozen worlds and the creatures that live there. I recycle old electronics

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  13. great book! I use a refillable bottle for my water and we recycle faithfully!

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  14. This book would be great for the kids to read and we compost and recycle to help do our part

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  15. I always have a reusable bag in my purse when I go out shopping

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  16. Would love to explore this book with my granddaughter. I started using beeswax wraps to cover up leftovers instead of plastic wrap.

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  17. This book would be wonderful for my grandchildren! We recycle and compost

    form name is Anne Taylor

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  18. We reuse and recycle as much as we can. I'd love to win these books for my great-nephew.

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  19. We reuse and recycle as much as possible. I'd give these books to my great-nephew.

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  20. we walk or bike when possible and leave car at home

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  21. It would be interesting to read about early humans and how they survived in one of the most hostile environments on Earth I recycled my old fridge and freezer and replaced them with Energy efficient ones.

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  22. Now we are retired we try to walk to as many places as possible!

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  23. We walk where we can (walked to Vote) and we compost!

    form name is Anne Taylor

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  24. We have stopped buying paper towels, paper napkins and for the most part tissues except for guests). We use washable dish cloths, washable napkins and washable hankies!

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  25. My 2 girls would love this book. My oldest daughter started a marker recycling program at school and both opt to not purchase items with too much packaging.

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  26. We live on an ever evolving planet and I would be interested to know more about the icy past. How is it that the land I live on was once under so much ice and snow and is now so habitable? This book might help me to understand what is coming next.
    At our house we recycle all paper products and containers made of glass, aluminum or plastic. We always use reusable cloth bags when shopping and I reuse various plastic containers (such as those containing soft margarine or sour cream) to store other things in. I wash my laundry in cold water and dry most of it by hanging it on a line, inside or out, depending on the weather. These are just a few of the things we do.

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  27. This book looks like an interesting read and we turn off lights when not needed

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  28. We are teaching our grandkids about Global Warming et al. One of their favourite activities is heading down to the beach to pick up trash!

    Form name is Anne Taylor

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  29. I would like to learn about the impact of climate change. I recycle paper I seem to get a lot of paper in the mail

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  30. We have switched all of our light bulbs to more efficient led light bulbs.

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  31. I'd love to win this for my grandkids; I bet I'd learn a new thing or two as well

    form name Anne Taylor

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  32. Looks like an amazing book to have to teach the grandchildren about climate change. I try and recycle as much as I can.

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  33. we volunteer cleaning river banks in our town!

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  34. I would love this book for my Grandchildren, we have just installed a learning thermostat to try to cut down our energy consumption!

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  35. It would be interesting to read about the myths and legends surrounding both organisms and gemstones I donate used clothes

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  36. Teach my grandchildren and we recycle as much as we can

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  37. We only use cold water to wash our clothes and I have my grandkids help me water the plants with leftover veggie water, cooled down

    Anne Taylor is my name on the form

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  38. We had an energy assessment done on our home and made a few changes to make it more energy efficient.

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  39. I would like to learn more about the extraordinary world of plant and how we need them to survive. I use energy-efficient lighting

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  40. We recycle and reuse what we can

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  41. We have replaced all of our light bulbs with energy saving bulbs

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  42. I'd probably love this book as much as my grandkids would! We use reuseable bags when we shop.

    Anne Taylor is form name

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  43. I would like to learn how icy worlds are created. I walk or take public transportation instead of driving everywhere

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  44. We no longer use paper towel and try our best to reduce and reuse where possible

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  45. I'd love to win this book for my grandchildren and I'm sure there is something in there for Grandma and Grandpa to learn too

    Anne Taylor is form name

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  46. I pick up a bag of garbage when I take my pup for a walk!

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  47. I would like this book to educate our children about climate change. We help the environment by buying fewer items with packaging.

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  48. It would be interesting to learn the stories behind the natural world. I unplug devices and I turn off the lights when I am not using them.

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  49. We reduce, reuse and recycle where possible

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  50. We have gotten rid of paper towels and don't use plastic bags for anything

    Anne Taylor is form name

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  51. We have stopped using gift wrap to wrap presents. I reuse paper gift bags and cloth ones that I have made. Gift tags are made from previous years Christmas cards.

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  52. use the dryer less, add a dry towel in with a load of towels to help dry fast so using less energy!

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  53. It would be interesting to learn about the Manmade Wonders of the World and the details about manmade structure I take my own bags when I go shopping

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  54. We compost food scraps and recycle

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  55. My grandchildren would love this book! We go to the ocean often to pick up garbage, unfortunately there is always a lot to pick up

    Anne Taylor is form name

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  56. Instead of tossing stuff out than I no longer have a need for, I donate it or give it away via a free site or via our curbside giveaway events.

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  57. We stopped buying cases of bottle water a long time ago! Continually trying to incorporate healthy planet habits.

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  58. I would go just for the cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory!

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  59. We teach our grandkids not to throw any kind of paper, glass, plastic, tin etc. away and have taught them to put it all in our recycle bins.

    Anne Taylor or my form name

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  60. would love to win to read it to my family and we have taken many steps to be earth friendly

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  61. We recycle and we compost!Would be such a great book for the kids

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  62. I wash clothes in cold or warm water (not hot)
    I Hang-dry my clothes when I can and I use dryer balls when I can
    This is a good book to learn more about climate change

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  63. We compost and no longer use paper towels

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  64. I would love to win this book for my grandchildren! We love to take the kids to the beach to pick up garbage of any kind; and unfortunately we pick up alot!

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  65. I would love to win this to share with my children - what a great teaching tool! We recycle as much as we can, we compost, and I try to reuse and donate instead of putting thing into the landfill.

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  66. We make every effort to recycle and reuse as much as we can. My daughter likes to be friendly to the earth.

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  67. I have been crafting with items that I may have previously tossed in the trash. For example have made ornaments out of mason jar lids.

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  68. My daughter is an earth ranger so I'd love to give this to her for her dk collection. Shes very passionate about animals and what we do to their habitats. We recycle and live a less stuff more adventures lifestyle.

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  69. We reuse what we can and recycle as much as possible

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  70. These are beautiful books, so much learning.

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  71. I would like to read about the stories behind the natural world with facts about animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms I car share and I take public transportation

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  72. We are big composters. We eat a lot of real foods so not much waste. I'd like to win this fir my daughter who is passionate about the earth and animals

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  73. I walk as much as possible to get where I need to go!

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  74. I walk as much as possible to get where I need to go.

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  75. We grow our own veggies and herbs in the summer :)

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  76. This book will really interest my son, he loves these kinds of books. We are really conscious of reducing where we can and reusing

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  77. I would like to learn the facts about animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms I read that it takes more energy to run the clock on your microwave than to heat the food I always unpug appliances

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  78. We are composters and are really thankful for our apartment's recycle bin. The grandkids will certainly grow up in a very different world than we did.

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  79. I want to win for our home library. Do books are the best for learning. We have all energy star appliances and run them during non peak times.

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  80. We have switched all of our light bulbs to more efficient led light bulbs in our home inside and outside.

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  81. We love learning fun facts. I reuse what I can, no longer use paper towels and compost food scraps

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  82. It is important to educate ourselves and teach our children about the beautiful things that surrounds us. I buy less items packaged in plastic and I buy from out local famers' markets

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  83. Now is the time to teach young people about climate change. We talk about it quite often with our grandchildren.

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  84. We love to shop thrift stores to reuse what others dont need and recycle what we no longer need. I'd love to share with my children.

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  85. We make sure to conserve energy in our home. Turning lights off when not in use, unplugging electronics that aren't in use, turning the heat down at night, etc.

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  86. I would like to learn more about what I can do to reduce climate change I ride my bike or walk in nice weather

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  87. I reduce and reuse, recycle and compost. My kids and I would love to read this book

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  88. This would be amazing for my grandkids! We are doing what we can (recycle, reuse, compost, walking instead of driving, water our plants with left over water we have cooked veggies in)

    Form Name is Anne Taylor

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  89. Would love to share this book with my granddaughter. We put on extra layers of clothing instead of turning up the heat.

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  90. Would add to our home library for our kids to enjoy together. We use energy star appliances during off peak time

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  91. I would like to learn more how to reduce my carbon footprint. I dont use plastic straws

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  92. I would love this book for my grandchildren. They are very young but we are teaching them all of the time.

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  93. I would love this book for my children to be more educated on the effects of what is happening to our planet. We watch our single use plastics closely and avoid as much as possible

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