Tundra

Tundra

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the climate, land formations, plant life, and animals of the frozen arctic land called tundra.

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Aimed at students and general readers in grades nine and up, this volume describes the development of the tundra throughout geological history, its structure and distribution, and the impact of humans on the ecosystem, including both the polar regions and the high mountain tops of the world. Chapters cover climate, geology, geography, types, its ecosystem and biology, biodiversity, people, conservation, and environmental change. Color illustrations and photos are integrated. The objective is to present the information so that readers will have the knowledge to protect the ecosystem. Moore is a scientist, writer, and a retired lecturer of ecology at King's College, London, UK. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Facts on File
The tundra, a land of ice and snow that is known through television documentaries and adventure novels, remains a mystery to the vast majority of people. The tundra regions of the world have the lowest density of human populations, with the possible exception of some deserts. It is the one biome that has resisted most attempts at agricultural exploitation and human settlement. It is therefore not surprising that many misconceptions about this ecosystem exist.

Tundra provides students with a detailed account of the physical aspects, such as climate, geology, and geography, and the biological aspects, including the adaptations of organisms to extreme conditions, of a tundra environment. The possible consequences of environmental change and increasing pollution in this remote and wild biome are addressed in order to appreciate the problems facing the tundra. Diagrams, full-color photographs and illustrations, and explanatory sidebars shed light on this vital ecosystem.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2008
ISBN: 9780816059331
0816059330
Branch Call Number: 577.586 MOO
Characteristics: xviii, 261 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Garratt, Richard

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