UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes (3 Vol Set)

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes (3 Vol Set)
Publisher: UXL | ISBN: 0787637327 | edition 1999 | File type: PDF | 579 pages | 14.5 mb

What's the difference between a biome and an ecosystem? Why are krill so important to ocean creatures? How do pesticides end up in the tissue of fish-eating birds? Why are marshes so important to wildlife? To understand the answers to questions like these, students need to understand the cycles and systems that regulate biomes. Encyclopedia of Biomes offers detailed comparative essays on 12 major biomes and their component ecosystems. Alphabetically arranged entries on land biomes and water biomes range from 35 to 45 pages each and cover climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy. Includes overviews and descriptions on how specific biomes are formed, 120 black-and-white photos and three 16-page color inserts, 12 maps, glossary, bibliography and an easy-to-use index. Here's what's covered: Coniferous forest, Deciduous forest, Desert, Grassland, Rain forest, Tundra, Wetland, Ocean, Seashore, Continental margin, Lake and pond, River and stream.

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