Woods and Forests

Woods and Forests

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Overview

In this book, scientist, teacher, and author Patricia A. Fink Martin presents more than thirty projects and investigations that will help young readers to learn about woods and forests by interacting with the organisms they find there. Along the way, they will come to appreciate the role that various creatures and environmental conditions play in maintaining forest ecosystems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531116975
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Series: Exploring Ecosystems Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Chapter 1Giants of the Plant Kingdom: The Wonder of Trees19
Chapter 2Bathed by the Air and Rooted in the Soil: Trees and Their Environment39
Chapter 3A First Look at the Forest: Describing and Measuring the Woods52
Chapter 4Oh, What a Tangled Web: The Ways of Life in the Forest69
Chapter 5Cycles and Flows: Functions of a Forest Ecosystem91
Chapter 6The Future of Our Forests104
Conclusion114
AppendixTools and Equipment116
Glossary130
For Further Information134
Index140

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