Oceans and Beaches

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Biologists divide the living world into major zones called biomes, including deserts, oceans, tropical forests, and tundra. Looking at biomes helps us understand the connections between our planet's climate and the plants and animals that live there. Biomes also have a huge impact on people. Each book reveals the fascinating web of relationships between climate, plants, animals, and people that makes every biome unique.

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Overview

Biologists divide the living world into major zones called biomes, including deserts, oceans, tropical forests, and tundra. Looking at biomes helps us understand the connections between our planet's climate and the plants and animals that live there. Biomes also have a huge impact on people. Each book reveals the fascinating web of relationships between climate, plants, animals, and people that makes every biome unique.

Superb photography, bringing each biome dramatically to life

Clear maps of each major region of every featured habitat identify the main areas of environmental stress

Fact panels give at-a-glance information on each region

Meets curriculum standards for the study of biomes and their importance for plants, animals, and people

Glossary, sources of further information, and index

Describes the oceans of the Earth, including their effect on world climate and the plants and animals that live in them.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Lounging on a beach in summertime and listening to the waves washing up on the shore is many people's idea of a perfect vacation. However, most never view the beach as part of the largest ecosystem on the planet. Much of the Earth is covered by water in the form of oceans, gulfs and seas. Contained within this biome are numerous types of habitats ranging from the warm, shallow tidal zones to the cold, mysterious dark zone. Parts of some oceans have never even been visited by man and yet man seems intent on destroying them. Many ships still discharge their waste into the water during voyages and oil spills destroy huge areas in a matter of hours. This new reference book, part of a series, "Biomes Atlases," examines oceans and beaches. It is divided into five parts: climate, plants, animals, people and future, and the sections are separated by profiles of each of the oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. While the book is an excellent reference book, filled with interesting facts and beautiful pictures and maps, it can be a very dry read in some parts. Still, it is a good addition to a science library. 2003, Raintree, Ages 9 to 12.
— Heather Robertson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432941734
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Series: Biomes Atlases Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Biomes of the World 4

Oceans of the World 6

Atlantic Ocean 8

Oceans and Climate 10

Gulf of Mexico 18

Plants and Algae 20

Pacific Ocean 28

Ocean Animals 30

Indian Ocean 44

Oceans and People 46

Arctic Ocean 54

The Future 56

Glossary 62

Further Research 63

Index 64

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