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Marine Biomes

Author : Susan L. Woodward
ISBN : 9780313087462
Genre : Science
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This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World: covers the saltwater biomes that exist along coastline, on the continental shelf, and the open sea, examining all aspects that define these biomes: ; Vegetation ; Geographical Distribution ; Challenges posed by the environment ; Adaptation of the plants and animals to the environment ; Conservation efforts Maps, photos, diagrams, drawings, and tables accompany the text, as do sidebars that highlight habitats, species, and ecological relationships. The volume includes a bibliography of accessible resources for further research.
Category: Science

Earth S Landscape An Encyclopedia Of The World S Geographic Features 2 Volumes

Author : Joyce A. Quinn
ISBN : 9781610694469
Genre : Nature
File Size : 85.37 MB
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This unusual encyclopedia brings together in-depth information on more than 450 natural geographic features from around the world and offers an array of creative tools to promote critical thinking and classroom discussion. • Provides a one-stop reference for students of geography and environmental and earth sciences • Offers global coverage of diverse features, whether terrestrial, aquatic, geological, ecological, or physiographic • Includes an overview of the various kinds of landforms of the world, how they are formed, and how they continue to change over time • Explains each feature's origins and significance, as well as major environmental issues in which it's involved • Indicates the importance of features to the development of Western science and contemporary scientific thought in fields such as evolutionary biology, paleontology, plate tectonics, and climate change • Features a "Top 10s Appendix" to provoke student interest through statistics such as the tallest mountains, largest lakes, and longest rivers
Category: Nature

The Wondrous Workings Of Planet Earth

Author : Rachel Ignotofsky
ISBN : 9780399580420
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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An illustrated tour of the planet exploring ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to a single drop of water—from the New York Times best-selling author of Women in Science. Making earth science accessible and entertaining through art, maps, and infographics, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth explains how our planet works—and how we can protect it—from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the cycles of nature, and more. Science- and nature-loving readers of all ages will delight in this utterly charming guide to our amazing home.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Grassland Biomes

Author : Susan L. Woodward
ISBN : 9780313087448
Genre : Science
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This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World covers grasslands, those biomes the cover vast areas of the landmass of earth. It covers the two major types of grassland biomes: the temperate grasslands (such as the North American prairie), and the tropical grassland (e.g. the African savanna), examining all aspects that define these biomes: Vegetation, Geographical Distribution, Soil, Challenges posed by the environment, Adaptation of the plants and animals to the environment, Conservation efforts Maps, photos, diagrams, drawings, and tables accompany the text, as do sidebars that highlight habitats, species, and ecological relationships.
Category: Science

Freshwater Aquatic Biomes

Author : Richard A. Roth
ISBN : 0313340005
Genre : Science
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Provides an overview of the flora, fauna and climate of the biomes of lakes and rivers.
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Author : Robert G. Bailey
ISBN : 9781493905249
Genre : Science
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Global warming and human-driven impacts are changing the World’s ecological zones. This book applies the principles described in Bailey’s Ecosystem Geography: From Ecoregions to Sites, 2nd ed. (Springer 2009, 1st ed. 1996) to describe and characterize the major terrestrial and aquatic ecological zones of the Earth. Bailey’s system for classifying these zones has been adopted by major organizations such as the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy and this book is a significant contribution to a long tradition of classifying and studying the world’s ecological regions or ecoregions. It includes two color maps that show the major ecoregions of the continents and oceans. Also included are: - 106 illustrations with 55 in full color - A new chapter on mountains is included. - There are new sections that address concerns about how eco regions are changing under the relentless influence of humans and climate change - Another new feature is the discussion of using eco regional patterns to transfer research results and select sites for detecting climate change effects on ecosystem distribution - Use of ecoregional patterns to design monitoring networks and sustainable landscapes - Fire regimes in different regional ecosystems and their management implications.
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Introduction To Biomes

Author : Susan L. Woodward
ISBN : 031333997X
Genre : Science
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Provides an overview of the important scientific concept of the biome
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Exploring Earth S Biomes

Author : Claire O'Neal
ISBN : 9781612281247
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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It’s a tough life out there. Throughout Earth’s six major biomes—tundra, taiga, rain forest, temperate deciduous forest, grassland, and desert—plants and animals use special strategies to cope with challenges in their environment. Have you ever wondered how plants survive in the desert? Or what happens to worms in the winter? Or where you fit in a food web? In this book, you’ll find these answers and more by doing experiments about Earth’s biomes. Learn to think like an ecologist as you plant, bake, and dig your way through biomes around the globe.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Encyclopedia Of Global Resources South Korea Zirconium Appendixes Indexes

Author : Craig W. Allin
ISBN : 1587656485
Genre : Nature
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The topic of our natural resources has become an important issue over the last few years. The abundance of some (and scarcity of others) has sparked many a debate. The four volumes in this set discuss not only the aspects of the resources themselves, but their economic and social impact as well. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Science.
Category: Nature