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America's Prairies & Grasslands: Guide to Plants and Animals
     

America's Prairies & Grasslands: Guide to Plants and Animals

by Marianne Wallace
 

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Full-color illustrations and lively descriptions help in identifying prairie or grassland regions, plants, and animals.

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Full-color illustrations and lively descriptions help in identifying prairie or grassland regions, plants, and animals.

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Children's Literature
A ground squirrel, roadrunner, tarantula and stink beetle call it home. These and many other interesting plants and animals live in North America's prairies and grasslands. While there are six major kinds of grassland regions in North America, by definition they must have these three conditions¾rain followed by long periods of dry weather, large grazing animals and occasional wildfires. There are areas like this all over the world, in fact, grasslands cover more of the earth's surface than any other biome. The only continent without them is Antarctica. What do grasslands and prairies look like? The author/illustrator takes you on a descriptive and visual tour of all six North American grasslands. Her two-page, finely detailed and colorful drawings depict each grassland section showing the flora and fauna during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Maps, animal tracks, a glossary, resources, an index and a list of common and scientific names make this a complete guide. 2001, Fulcrum Publishing, $16.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Barbara Kennedy

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ISBN-13:
9781555919924
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
09/18/2001
Series:
America's EcoSystem Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
657,233
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Marianne D. Wallace is a natural science illustrator and writer whose work has appeared in over 30 books and publications. She has also been an elementary school science teacher, a botanic garden tour guide, and a writer for the US Forest Service. She lives in the foothills of Southern California.

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