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The big picture book of environments

Author: John A Long
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The history of Earth's physical development, how climate has changed, the major types of environments around the world - deserts, tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, coral reefs, abyssal depths, etc. etc. - and how they are affected by changing climate. Two spreads look at the likely results if we do, and if we don't, act now to reduce manmade climate change."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Long
ISBN: 9781741754605 1741754607
OCLC Number: 229425667
Target Audience: For primary school age.
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Earth past. The beginning of our Earth --
Dinosaurs in a greenhouse world --
The last great ice age --
Earth's changing climate. Earth present. The many environments and climates of our planet --
Earth's atmoshere --
Tropical rainforests --
Forests where trees drop leaves --
The great pine forests --
Grasslands --
Deserts hot or cold --
The tundra stark and frozen --
Polar regions --
Rivers and lakes --
Open ocean --
Coral reefs --
The abysmal depths --
Cities. Earth future? Life in 2080: one prediction --
Life in 2080: another prediction. What we can do.
Responsibility: John Long.

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Our Earth is a remarkable place. We need to celebrate its diverse and complex beauty, and save it for future generations. The Big Picture Book of Environments explores the effects of changing climate  Read more...

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