U-X-L Encyclopedia of Biomes

U-X-L Encyclopedia of Biomes

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by Marlene Weigel
     
 

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In one source, this 3-vol. set offers students comprehensive and easy-to-use information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Each entry includes an overview and description on how specific biomes are formed. Students will find additional detail on climate; elevation; soil; growing season; plant and animal adaptations; endangered

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In one source, this 3-vol. set offers students comprehensive and easy-to-use information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Each entry includes an overview and description on how specific biomes are formed. Students will find additional detail on climate; elevation; soil; growing season; plant and animal adaptations; endangered species; food chains; human culture; economy; and much more. Contains approximately 180 photos, 12 color-coded maps, glossary, bibliography and an easy-to-use subject/name index.

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Gr 5-8-A preferable alternative to Biomes of the World (Grolier, 1999), both for its greater number of specific examples and for the repetitive, but not identical, lists of books, addresses, and Web sites at the end of each chapter. The two resources are similarly structured, with systematic overviews of distinctive climatic and physical characteristics, as well as surveys of plant and animal life for each biome, followed by closer looks at selected locations. However, Weigel examines more of the latter. She also inserts plenty of boxed charts and fact lists. A comprehensive index to each volume facilitates quick reference. The illustrations are the Achilles' heel: the biomes on the endpaper maps do not correspond to those within; color photos, confined to inserts in each volume, are neither indexed nor of good resolution; and the black-and-white pictures and maps are dark, even murky on occasion. Nonetheless, to serious students of the biosphere's complex systems, the less-than-stellar visuals will be outweighed by the methodical presentation of information and the links to further resources.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

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ISBN-13:
9781414455174
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
03/01/2009

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UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This encyclopedia is excellent for schools and students studying biomes and life science. It is loaded with useful info.