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Annotation:Learn how geology and physical geography are intertwined and explore the wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, western Montana, and northern California are a unique part of the United States known for its explosive volcanoes and earthquakes. The region has everthing from glaciers and tundra to mighty rivers and the only temperate rainforest in the United States.
Annotation:Some coral is extremely hard-with a skeleton made of stone.Some coral is extremely soft-so soft, it sways in the ocean current.Most coral animals are extremely small-the size of a pencil eraser.But some coral reefs are extremely large-bigger than New Mexico!
Annotation:Green worlds -- In the treetops -- Forest floor -- On the ground -- The sustaining forest -- Insect trap -- Setting seed -- Forest food web -- Water world -- Getting around -- Constant danger -- Finding a mate -- Forest at night -- Temple of the sun -- Forests and people -- Fragile forests
Annotation:Explores the Adirondack forests of New York state, discussing how the forest develops, the plants and animals found there, and ways in which the living and nonliving parts of the forest work together.
Annotation:Oceans is a multi-dimensional showcase of the aquatic universe! Take a look inside the formation of waves and tsunamis, see a cross-section of an underwater living lab, and explore the plant and animal species that live miles beneath the ocean¹s surface.
Annotation:Deserts represent the ultimate challenge to life on Earth. Their lack of water and extreme temperatures make survival difficult for both wildlife and people, yet deserts are rich in animal and plant life and culture.
Annotation:Introduction -- What's up at 6 am? -- The dawn chorus -- Brazil-nut breakfast -- Figs for all -- What's up at 10 am? -- Ant attack -- Monkeying around -- Home alone -- What's up at 2 pm? -- Hide and seek -- Watch the birdie -- Bromeliad baths -- What's up at 6 pm? -- Night watch -- Going batty -- Sloth going -- What's up at 10 pm? -- Scary spiders -- Midnight mammals -- On the prowl
Annotation:Go on a journey that begins in small mountain streams and passes through large rivers to the ocean. Using the Columbia River Basin as an example, LIFE IN A RIVER examines the physical features, processes and many different species of plants and animals that make up a unique river ecosystem.