Overview

Investigating the planet’s biomes and examining the modern threats to each ecosystem, this interactive series challenges young readers to look at how their own actions influence the planet's health. With compare-and-contrast facts and vocabulary-building sidebars, each engaging guide reveals how environmental threats—both human and natural—affect plants and animals.Showcasing the diverse woodland of deciduous forests, this resource reveals how many of its threats come from humans. Covering topics such as ...
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Deciduous Forests

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Overview

Investigating the planet’s biomes and examining the modern threats to each ecosystem, this interactive series challenges young readers to look at how their own actions influence the planet's health. With compare-and-contrast facts and vocabulary-building sidebars, each engaging guide reveals how environmental threats—both human and natural—affect plants and animals.Showcasing the diverse woodland of deciduous forests, this resource reveals how many of its threats come from humans. Covering topics such as deforestation, acid rain, disease, and invasive species, this engaging guide shows how, in the complicated web of life in the forest, even natural threats can be made worse by human activity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619300460
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Endangered Biomes
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,216,500
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Donna Latham is an award-winning author and playwright. She is the author of Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself, Backyard Biology Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door With 25 Projects, Deciduous, Forests, Deserts, Garbage Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out With 25 Projects, Norah Jones, Oceans, Respiration and Photosynthesis, Savannas and Grasslands, and Tundra. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Midland Authors. She lives in Batavia, Illinois.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is a Biome? 1

Chapter 2 Landscape and climate of the Deciduous Forest 3

Chapter 3 Plants Growing in the Deciduous Forest Have Adapted 9

Chapter 4 Animals Living in the Deciduous Forest Have Adapted 13

Chapter 5 Environmental Threats 17

Chapter 6 Biodiversity at Risk 19

Chapter 7 The Future of the Deciduous Forest 23

Chapter 8 Conservation Challenge 25

Glossary

Further investigations

Index

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