South America

South America

by Lyn Sirota
     
 

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The Natural World explores the unique environments and living things found on Earth. This dynamic new series introduces readers to the diverse plant and animal life that inhabits each of the world's seven continents. Readers will also learn about the variety of land biomes, aquatic biomes, ecosystems, and habitats that exist across the globe. Each title features

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The Natural World explores the unique environments and living things found on Earth. This dynamic new series introduces readers to the diverse plant and animal life that inhabits each of the world's seven continents. Readers will also learn about the variety of land biomes, aquatic biomes, ecosystems, and habitats that exist across the globe. Each title features compelling facts, vibrant visuals, and an inspiring activity. South America is located southeast of North America. The landscapes of South America range from mountains to rivers and deserts. Learn more about this exciting environment in South America. This is an AV2 media enhanced book. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. This book comes alive with video, audio, weblinks, slide shows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2014
Gr 4–7—This spin-off from the publisher's "Continents" series (2012) narrows the focus to each geographical area's flora, fauna, and ecosystems. Aside from slight variations in Antarctica and elsewhere, the overall design, order of presentation, and even chapter headings adhere to a rigid template—from opening descriptions of each continent's location and major land and water biomes to closing cautionary spreads on invasive species ("Maintaining Balance") and the need for careful conservation. In between, samplers offer small photos with descriptive notes on a very select handful of distinctive animals and plants, plus sidebars filled with a mix of facts and "factoids" ("A piranha's jaw is so strong that it can crush a human hand within 10 seconds."). Along with a project and quiz, each volume comes with a code that unlocks video and other media on a dedicated website. Though place names and natural features are not labeled on the biome maps and the sections are so programmed that the information and even some of the language are virtually identical from volume to volume, these surveys offer serviceable support for ecosystem studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781489609595
Publisher:
Av2 by Weigl
Publication date:
08/28/2014
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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