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Title:
Shrublands
Author:
Burnie, David.
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Publication Information:
Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
Summary:
A comprehensive look at the shrubland biome, describing the climate, plants, animals, people, and future of these areas, and providing detailed views of some major shrubland regions.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1110 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.3 2.0 68353.
ISBN:
9780739855140
Format :
Book

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Central Library QH541.5.S55 B87 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
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The introductory pages of this book describe the biomes of the world and then the shrubland biome. The 5 main chapters look at different aspects of shrublands: climate, plants, animals, people, and future. Between the chapters are detailed maps that focus on major shrubland regions. Throughout the book you'll also find boxed stories or fact files about shrublands. At the end of the book is a glossary.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Fine introductions to various biomes. Especially effective are the maps. Brief notes for 10 to 12 highlights appear on each one, commenting on the diversity of flora, fauna, and landforms that occurs. Longer overviews of climate, plants, animals, people, and future prospects for the biome alternate with the regional close-ups. Excellent-quality, full-color photographs and related sidebars break up the texts. Edward R. Ricciuti's Chaparral (Benchmark, 1996) covers many of the same topics as Shrublands. Many books about grasslands cover both tropical and temperate varieties; however, Hoare offers a more in-depth examination by focusing on the temperate grassland. Even libraries that have other books about these topics will want to consider adding these for both report writers and general readers.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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