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Essential Atlas of Ecology

Essential Atlas of Ecology

by Parramon Studios
     
 

One of two brand-new titles in Barron's Essential Atlas series for Spring 2005, this book combines text with full-color photos and art on every page to examine the planet Earth as the habitat for all known life forms. Following a general introduction, the Essential Atlas of Ecology presents a series of generously illustrated two-page spreads, each

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One of two brand-new titles in Barron's Essential Atlas series for Spring 2005, this book combines text with full-color photos and art on every page to examine the planet Earth as the habitat for all known life forms. Following a general introduction, the Essential Atlas of Ecology presents a series of generously illustrated two-page spreads, each focusing on a separate ecological topic. Among them are: The biosphere: water, light, and energy; the atmosphere and the Earth's climates; the ecological pyramid; the oceans and coastal regions; rivers and lakes; contamination of our ecosystems; organic methods in agriculture; smog and other urban contamination problems; deforestation; the shrinking ozone layer; recycling products for ecological stability; and many other topics related to ecological problems and their solutions.

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
This reference book on ecology covers a wide range of Earth habitats and serious global issues, including desertification, over fishing, air and water pollution, and extinction of species. The text offers a balance of commentary paired with schematic drawings, cartoon situations, and photographs: e.g., a drawing of temperature inversion, and a photo of a city clouded with smog. Photos of Jacques Cousteau, bird census managers, Lake Titicaca, a nuclear test, African savannas, and Mount Cotopaxi connect pure science with history, activism, and tourism. A neglected peripheral subject is the threat to the Earth from war and terrorism. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Barron's Educational Series, 96p. illus. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764130946
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Essential Atlas Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.24(d)

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