Temperate Forests

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Temperate Forests explores the ecology, biology, chemistry, history, and economics of the forest, which is home to much of our favorite flora and fauna.

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? The role of the temperate forest in modern economy
? A historical perspective, from the ...
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Overview

Temperate Forests explores the ecology, biology, chemistry, history, and economics of the forest, which is home to much of our favorite flora and fauna.

Coverage also details:
• The role of the temperate forest in modern economy
• A historical perspective, from the evolution of forests and forestry to the portrayal of the forest in fairytales, legends, and Shakespeare
• The biome's current health on an international level
• Future prospects for sustainable forest management.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
If you have ever walked through the woods in Michigan, New England, Wisconsin, or other similar regions, you have experienced the grandeur that a temperate forest represents. Temperate forests combine deciduous and conifer trees in a mosaic of life that incorporates a wide range of both flora and fauna. The world's temperate forests harbor biodiversity of enormous interest and potential. In this book author Michael Allaby delves into many aspects of this biome. As part of the "Biomes of the Earth" series this particular title combines a serious text with lavish illustrations to create a fact-filled science text. Within the pages of this informative book youngsters will learn about the changing seasons and how temperate forests respond to them. Sections of the book are dedicated to the ecosystems and life forms that coexist in the Earth's temperate forests. In addition the author does a fine job of detailing environmental threats such as acid rain, excessive logging, and other pollutants that work to harm the world's forests. In the end this book represents a well-written and interesting work that will enhance youngster's understanding of this important biome.
Library Journal

Part of the six-volume "Ecosystem" series, this newly revised edition by Allaby (Dangerous Weather) presents the latest research pertaining to temperate forests' biodiversity, soil quality, climate cycles, sustaining food chains, and geographical history. With great importance placed on conservation, the book carefully considers such subjects as drought, deforestation, acid rain, and disease. All of the facts and figures and most of the text have been revised for this edition; recommended for public and high school libraries.


—Savannah Schroll-Guz
Booknews
A survey of the ecology, biology, chemistry, history, and economics of the forest, detailing aspects of life from the ancient flora and fauna to current environmental dangers. The interdisciplinary approach features discussions of such topics as the historical treatment of forests in literature, prospects for healthy forest management, and international economic implications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816053216
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Biomes of the Earth Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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