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Title:
The Rocky Mountains
Author:
Bograd, Larry.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations map. ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Examines the different biological communities that exist within the Rocky Mountain ecosystem, describing some of the various plants and animals that are supported by each.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0 2.0 47210.
ISBN:
9780761409250
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.


Table of Contents

Top of the World: Overviewp. 4
Clinging to Life: Alpine Tundrap. 12
Cycles of Change: Subalpine Forestp. 20
Stiff Competition: Montane Forestp. 30
Key to Survival: Aspen Forestp. 40
Wide and Dry: Mountain Valleyp. 48
Tomorrow's Rocky Mountainsp. 56
Glossaryp. 60
Further Explorationp. 62
Indexp. 63

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