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Ocean (Biomes of the World)

Edward R Ricciuti

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ISBN 10: 0761400796 / ISBN 13: 9780761400790
Published by Cavendish Square Publishing, 1995
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Title: Ocean (Biomes of the World)

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Library Binding

Book Condition: Good

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The Biomes of the World series is an introduction to the ecosystems, or ecological communities, that make up the Earth. Each book in this eight-volume series presents clear, scientific information about one specific biome. Each book explores what makes up a particular ecosystem, where in the world the biome is found, and what kinds of living organisms are supported by it. For example, in the Temperate Forests readers can discover the variety of wildlife that lives in this unique environment, as well as explore the natural balance of the temperate forest ecosystem and examine the impact of humans on that system.

While these books are scientific in nature, they also include ecological issues that are of particular interest to children and are frequently in the news. In this way, Biomes gives readers an in-depth scientific perspective of a given ecological community and a basis of knowledge that allows them to gain a deeper understanding of the ecological issues that affect the health of our planet.

Colorful photographs, maps and ecological diagrams stimulate readers' interest and enhance their understanding.

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Gr 4-6-Each title defines biome as a geographical area distinguished by certain environmental conditions, including the plants and animals that have adapted to these conditions. Kaplan covers the arctic and alpine tundras; Ricciuti discusses both rocky tide pools and sandy beaches as well as offshore waters. The texts are clearly written and often paint a picture in words, e.g., in Ocean the barnacle is described as a shrimp "...lying on its head in a box, and kicking food into its mouth with its feet." Environmental issues are clearly stated with the worldwide consequences of neglect and abuse. Full-color photographs and diagrams amplify definitions of such features as permafrost in Tundra and the tides in Ocean. Inserted pages highlight such distinctive aspects as the northern lights and the noises sea creatures make. Although Kaplan's volume does not provide as detailed information as April Pulley Sayre's Tundra (21st Century, 1994), it is nevertheless a colorful and easy-to-follow introduction, aside from a possibly confusing food web chart. A color-keyed map in each book clearly illustrates worldwide biome locations and distribution. Attractive, readable additions.-Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA

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