What Is a Biome?

What Is a Biome?

by Bobbie Kalman


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Earth has over 30 types of biomes, some of which are home to thousands of ecosystems. All of the plants and animals living in these huge natural areas depend on one another for survival. Children will love learning about life in each major biome. Using simple-to-understand text and beautiful images, What is a Biome? clearly defines the concepts of biome and climate, and covers:
• the world’s biomes including forests, deserts, grasslands, wetlands, oceans, and the chilly arctic tundra
• how wildlife have adapted to their biome’s particular climate
• biomes in danger

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865058873
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Series: Science of Living Things Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 287,311
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: NC910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What is a biome?4
What is climate?6
Adapting to biomes8
Forest biomes10
Temperate forests12
Tropical rainforests14
Shrub and scrublands16
The arctic tundra22
Freshwater biomes26
Biomes in danger30
Words to know31

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