Cover image for The prairie
Title:
The prairie
Author:
Ormsby, Alison.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Examines the prairies of central North America, their ecosystems, and their responses to temperature, weather, and agriculture.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1140 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 1.0 29834.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 5 Quiz: 20900 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780761408970
Format :
Book

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Summary

This informative series explores the delicate balance of life in all the major continental ecosystems. The vital importance, stunning diversity and fascinating adaptability found in each area -- along with the urgency now felt to protect them -- are all explored, giving the reader an excellent introduction to the science of ecology. The text is written in an engaging manner that helps illuminate the vast complexities of the ecosystems featured. Stunning photographs support the lively text, which also includes home experiments that demonstrate certain conditions found within each ecosystem. An in-depth glossary, index, bibliography and a guide to additional sources make these titles a valuable resource for anyone interested in ecology.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8‘These well-written, well-organized titles examine how the plants and animals in each ecosystem effect one another and their environments. Descriptions of each area are provided along with a map and numerous full-color photographs. Adaptations that species have made and the impact of human development are also considered. Each volume includes occasional sidebars and one or two experiments, such as comparing one's home soil acidity to that of the prairie given the pH level of the latter, and designing a "drought-resistant leaf."‘Allison Trent Bernstein, Blake Middle School, Medfield, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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