Multcolib School Corps Picks Biomes Grade 9
Annotation:Provides an overview of the rain forests of the world and describes the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest and the life that they support
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:This edition with more than 70 color photographs is a handy field guide to the common seashore creatures and flora found along the Pacific Coast from Baja California to Alaska.
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:Introduces the diversity of the natural world through maps, facts, and photographs, emphasizing the complex relationships between different species.
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:Follow the rain-forest expert Nalini Nadkarni as she climbs through layers of foliage, from the dark forest floor to the misty cloud canopy that teems with life.
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:Describes the ecosystem of the Douglas fir, the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, the effects of human activities on them, and efforts to protect them.
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.
Annotation:Examines the physical features, processes, and many different species of plants and animals that make up the ecosystem of the largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay.