Temperate Forests

Temperate Forests

by John Woodward
     
 

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Every fall, the forests of eastern North America blaze with color as the leaves begin to die. This spectacular display is a sign that life there is dominated by the seasons. Welcome to the temperate forest biomal.

Biologists divide the living world into major zones called biomes, including deserts, oceans, tropical forests, and tundra. Looking at biomes helps us

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Every fall, the forests of eastern North America blaze with color as the leaves begin to die. This spectacular display is a sign that life there is dominated by the seasons. Welcome to the temperate forest biomal.

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.

Inside this book

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

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Wow�understandable ecology. In this entry in the "Biomes Atlas" series, Woodward attempts to create the big picture in manageable bites. And for the reader who is willing to absorb all the pieces, he succeeds. For those wishing to sample bits and pieces, the many pullouts and beautiful pictures will tantalize and intrigue. For example, we learn how climate and landscape determines plant life, which in turn determines other wildlife. Woodward explains that in some oak-dominated forests, jaybirds are think-ahead-creatures, gathering many acorns and hiding them to eat later. However, jays sometimes forget where the acorns are. Oak trees sprout and the forest continues. "So maybe it's the oaks that are smart, and not the jays." The book examines several examples of temperate forests, including the North American, European, Japanese and evergreen-dominated Australian. The chapters address plant and animal life as well as human interaction. As with the other books in this series, the last chapter is The Future, and discusses how human activity could or should change to protect the biome in question. End material includes a glossary, further research, and an index. 2003, Raintree/Steck-Vaughn Company, Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432941802
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Series:
Biomes Atlases Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1160L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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