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The dictionary of the environment and its biomes

Author: Chris Myers; Franklin Watts, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The environment is all around you -- it is the air you breathe, the mountains you climb, the lakes you swim in, the wind that blows across your face. Within the environment, there are different geographical regions that share similar characteristics, such as climate and types of plants and animals. Those regions are called biomes. Each biome is unique and each is home to marvelous creatures and plants. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Juvenile works
Dictionaries, Juvenile
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Myers; Franklin Watts, Inc.
ISBN: 0531119831 9780531119839
OCLC Number: 45532428
Description: iv, 128 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Industry's child --
House of the butterflies --
Lead poisoning among workers and consumers --
Child lives in a lead world --
Cater to the children --
Promotion of white lead --
Old poisons, new problems --
Better living through chemistry? --
Evidence of an illegal conspiracy by industry --
Damn liars --
Ol' man river or cancer alley? --
Hazy mixture --
Science, civil rights, pollution, and politics --
Science and prudent public policy --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Chris Myers, general editor ; Marilee Foglesong, Paul L. Sieswerda, advisers.

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The environment is all around you -- it is the air you breathe, the mountains you climb, the lakes you swim in, the wind that blows across your face. Within the environment, there are different geographical regions that share similar characteristics, such as climate and types of plants and animals. Those regions are called biomes. Each biome is unique and each is home to marvelous creatures and plants. The Dictionary of the Environment and Its Biomes introduces the twelve major biomes of the world. Readers will find information on each biome's climate, precipitation, seasons, and dominant plant and animal life, as well as an illustration that indicates each biome's geographic locations. In more than 200 entries, this book explores not only the major biomes but also related topics and terms such as environmental issues, habitats, climates, and species. Accompanying the entries are special features including Keywords, Where Are They Found?, Key Species, Biome Snapshots, and Case Studies. These features highlight the various species and environmental conditions that exist in the different regions. In addition, there is a bibliography of books and web sites, a list of environmental organizations and agencies, and an index for further research.

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