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The wondrous workings of planet Earth : understanding our world and its ecosystems

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky
Publisher: New York : Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth is an illustrated tour of the planet that reveals ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rain forests to ponds, backyard gardens, and even a drop of water. Through exquisite drawings, maps, and infographics, author Rachel Ignotofsky makes earth science accessible and entertaining, explaining how our planet works, from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Picture books
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Ignotofsky
ISBN: 9780399580413 0399580417
OCLC Number: 1016385077
Notes: Illustrations on endpapers.
Target Audience: Age 10-17.
Description: 127 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Levels of ecological organization --
Biome map --
What is an ecosystem? --
The flow of energy --
The classification of living things --
How living things interact --
What makes a healthy ecosystem --
Succession --
Microecosystems --
Microscopic ecosystems --
North America. The Redwood Forest ; The Northern Great Plains ; The Florida Mangrove Swamp ; The Mojave Desert --
South America. The Amazon Rainforest ; The Atacama Desert ; The Pampas ; The Tropical Andes --
Europe. The Moorland of the British Isles ; The Mediterranean Basin ; The Alps --
Asia. The Northeast Siberian Taiga ; The Indochina Mangroves ; The Eastern Mongolian Steppe ; The Himalayan Mountains --
Africa. The Congo Rainforest ; The African Savanna ; The Sahara Desert ; The Cape of Africa --
Australia. The Australian Savanna ; The Tamanian Temperate Rainforest ; The Great Barrier Reef --
The Polar Ice Caps. The Arctic Circle ; The Antarctic Tundra --
Aquatic Ecosystems. The open ocean ; The deep ocean ; Rivers ; Lakes --
The cycles of nature. The carbon cycle ; The nitrogen cycle ; The phosphorus cycle ; The water cycle ; Plants --
Humans and Planet Earth. The farm ; The city ; Human impacts on nature ; Climate change ; Protecting our planet --
Glossary.
Responsibility: by Rachel Ignotofsky.

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The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth is an illustrated tour of the planet that reveals ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rain forests to ponds, backyard gardens, and even a drop of water. Through exquisite drawings, maps, and infographics, author Rachel Ignotofsky makes earth science accessible and entertaining, explaining how our planet works, from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the carbon cycle, weather cycles, and more.

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