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Changing ecosystems : effects of global warming

Author: Julie Kerr Casper
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Take a provocative look at how human activities affect the distribution of species and their critical habitats, increase the occurrence of severe weather and droughts, contribute to rising sea levels, and instigate myriad health and quality-of-life issues.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Kerr Casper
ISBN: 9780816072637 0816072639
OCLC Number: 290485518
Description: xvii, 254 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Signs and effects of global warming --
Ecosystems, adaptation, and extinction --
Impacts to forests --
Impacts to rangelands, grasslands, and prairies --
Impacts on polar ecosystems --
Impacts to desert ecosystems --
Impacts to mountain ecosystems --
Impacts to marine ecosystems --
Conclusions: where to go from here.
Responsibility: Julie Kerr Casper.

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Global warming has increased dramatically during the last century at an unnatural rate, which makes specialists believe that humans contribute to the real cause of global warming. This book looks at  Read more...

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