Cover image for Biomes and habitats.
Title:
Biomes and habitats.
Author:
Whitfield, Peter, 1947-
Publication Information:
New York : Gale, 2002.
Physical Description:
220 pages : illustrations, color maps. ; 30 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Global paterns -- Habitat patterns -- Niche patterns -- Changing patterns -- The human impact -- A catalogue of life -- Index -- Charts and further reading.
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Added Uniform Title:
Macmillan reference USA.
ISBN:
9780028656335
Format :
Book

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Summary

These beautifully illustrated, full-color volumes explore process and change from the origins of the smallest living organisms to the bounds of the solar system. Each fully illustrated volume contains 60-80 articles and hundreds of photographs, maps and illustrations.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Global patterns: The shape of the living worldp. 8
Habitat patterns: The realms of naturep. 48
Niche patterns: Worlds within worldsp. 92
Changing patterns: The dynamics of livingp. 110
The human impact: Forces of the futurep. 132
A catalogue of lifep. 178
Indexp. 214
Charts and further readingp. 218