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Temperate Forests

Overview

Why do the leaved of some trees change colors in autumn?

They stop making a special green substance, allowing other colors to show through.

Inside, You'll Find:

How animals survive cold winters in this ecosystem;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and ways you can protect temperate forests;

Surprising TRUE facts that...

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Overview

Why do the leaved of some trees change colors in autumn?

They stop making a special green substance, allowing other colors to show through.

Inside, You'll Find:

How animals survive cold winters in this ecosystem;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and ways you can protect temperate forests;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This text is part of a series that takes a look at different geographic features around our world. In this particular entry, the reader learns about Temperate Forests—areas found as one of two types of forests—which are notable for their heavy rainfall and ability to create canopies and sub-canopies that allow for different types of plant and animal life in the forest. This easy to follow book has a five chapter set-up followed by sections called, in order, True Statistics, Resources (a current grouping of books and websites and places to visit that address the topic with creativity and well-researched information), Important Words, an Index, and About the Author. The chapters focus on the plants and animals that live in temperate forests and how they are all necessary to support a healthy ecosystem, the impact of winter on the animals of the forest and the myriad ways they hibernate, torpor, migrate or prepare for the cold season, why forests are in danger from extreme logging, climate change, pollution/acid/rain/disease, and how we need to work towards stronger conservation of the temperate forests if we hope to have them available to us in the future. Excellent photos and graphics throughout further explain or share everything from the fact that each year, the U.S. forest industry plants ten trees for every person in the country to the surprising information that a single maple tree loses 600,000 leaves every autumn. This is a great book in a strong series "A True Book" for younger students looking for information about geographic regions on Earth. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531281017
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: A True Book
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 446,835
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Forest Features

What is a temperate forest? 6

2 Forest Life

What kinds of plants and animals live in temperate forests? 13

3 Hard Times

How do plants and animals live through cold winters? 23

Changing Colors

Why do leaves change color in autumn? 30

4 Forests in Danger

What kinds of threats do temperate forests face? 33

5 Conservation

What can we do to save temperate forests? 39

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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