Thinking of a cool way to introduce ecosystems to your kids? Why don't you let them discover some cool facts all on their own by letting have a copy of this pretty picture book! Learning is made much more effective with the help of the right resources. By right resources, we mean interesting materials that combine kid-friendly texts and attractive images. This book is a perfect example.
Ecosystems are environments where life thrives. It is created through a symbiotic relationship between all inhabitants. There are many kinds of ecosystems and among these is the savanna and the tundra. In this nature book, we will get to understand how unique each ecosystem is and what kind of animals live in them. Go ahead and open this book today!
What goes on in the watery worlds of fresh and saltwater? This exciting book of nature will give you some clues. Your child will be learning some cool facts about the fresh and saltwater ecosystems in this pretty picture book. Learning with visuals will help boost the rate of information absorption. So what are you waiting for? Secure a copy today!
Who Needs a Prairie?
Author: Karen Patkau
Introduces the land, water, animals, and plants of the prairie.
Explore the Grasslands
Author: Kay Jackson, Sandra Mather
"Discusses the plants, animals, and characteristics of the grassland biome."
Describes the plants and animals found in the different types of North American prairies and grasslands.
Author: Marianne D. Wallace
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Looks at what wetlands are and the plants and animals found there; and describes wetlands characteristic of different regions of the United States and Canada.
"[A] coloring book, filled realistic illustrations, [which] follows wildlife and plants--from tiny lizards and delicate flowers to coyotes and giant saguaros--through a twenty-four-hour cycle"--P.  of cover.
Author: Gregory McNamee
Publisher: UNM Press
Full-color images by renowned photographers Stephen Strom and Stephen Capra unite with text by prizewinning nature and geography writer Gregory McNamee to document the subtle landscape of 1.2 million acres of remote Chihuahuan Desert grassland in southern New Mexico. Home to many species of wildlife and native plants, Otero Mesa is a place of extraordinary beauty and ecological significance faced with the increasing threat of oil and gas development that has plagued the Rocky Mountain West. "It is a strange and empty place, a place whose contours suggest that those who do not know it are best to leave it alone, as those who do know it will do in all events. And, as with all strange and empty places in this increasingly crowded, increasingly monocultural world, Otero Mesa is an important island in our geography of hope, a place that warrants concern and protection. Rightly, for it is very much under threat."--Gregory McNamee inOtero Mesa
A Walk in the Prairie
Author: Rebecca L. Johnson
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Describes the climate, soil, seasons, plants, and animals of the North American prairie and the ways in which the plants and animals depend on each other and their environment to survive.
Author: Cathryn P. Sill
Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd
This new series for the very young highlights the defining characteristics of habitats, including the plant and animal life, using examples from around the world.Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into desert habitats.In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what deserts are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique challenges of surviving in this harsh environment.John Sill's beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of desert topography-- from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U.S.-and the astonishing varieties of desert wildlife. A glossary and afterword provide young readers with further fascinating details on the desert, its creatures, and its conditions.
Grasslands & Deserts
Author: Gail Radley
Publisher: Millbrook Press
How are Utah prairie dogs, Asiatic lions, Galapagos tortises, and West African ostriches all alike? Over-hunting and changes to their habitats have pushed them, and many more animals, almost to extinction. What can be done about this tragedy? Is it too late? Find out in this powerful and engaging edition.
Asphalt to Ecosystems
Author: Sharon Gamson Danks
Publisher: New Village Press
Case Studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environment that support hand-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization Asphalt to Ecosystems is a compelling color guidebook for designing and building natural schoolyard environments that enhance childhood learning and play experiences while providing connection with the natural world. With this book, Danks broadens our notion of what a well-designed schoolyard should be, taking readers on a journey from traditional, ordinary grassy fields and asphalt, to explore the vibrant and growing movement to "green" school grounds in the United States and around the world. This book documents exciting green schoolyard examples from almost 150 schools in 11 countries, illustrating that a great many things are possible on school grounds when they are envisioned as outdoor classrooms for hands-on learning and play. The book's 500 vivid, color photographs showcase some of the world's most innovative green schoolyards including: edible gardens with fruit trees, vegetables, chickens, honey bees, and outdoor cooking facilities; wildlife habitats with prairie grasses and ponds, or forest and desert ecosystems; schoolyard watershed models, rainwater catchment systems and waste-water treatment wetlands; renewable energy systems that power landscape features, or the whole school; waste-as-a-resource projects that give new life to old materials in beautiful ways; K-12 curriculum connections for a wide range of disciplines from science and math to art and social studies; creative play opportunities that diversify school ground recreational options and encourage children to run, hop, skip, jump, balance, slide, and twirl, as well as explore the natural world first hand. The book grounds these examples in a practical framework that illustrates simple landscape design choices that all schools can use to make their schoolyards more comfortable, enjoyable and beautiful, and describes a participatory design process that schools can use to engage their school communities in transforming their own asphalt into ecosystems.
Inheritors of the Earth
Author: Chris D. Thomas
Human activity has irreversibly changed the natural environment. But the news isn't all bad. It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have permanently damaged the natural world, causing extinction, deforestation, pollution, and of course climate change. But in Inheritors of the Earth, biologist Chris Thomas shows that this obscures a more hopeful truth--we're also helping nature grow and change. Human cities and mass agriculture have created new places for enterprising animals and plants to live, and our activities have stimulated evolutionary change in virtually every population of living species. Most remarkably, Thomas shows, humans may well have raised the rate at which new species are formed to the highest level in the history of our planet. Drawing on the success stories of diverse species, from the ochre-colored comma butterfly to the New Zealand pukeko, Thomas overturns the accepted story of declining biodiversity on Earth. In so doing, he questions why we resist new forms of life, and why we see ourselves as unnatural. Ultimately, he suggests that if life on Earth can recover from the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, it can survive the onslaughts of the technological age. This eye-opening book is a profound reexamination of the relationship between humanity and the natural world.
Author: Richard Manning
Publisher: Viking Press
Traces the past and future of the Western and Midwestern grasslands, tracking the first herd of buffalo restored to the land, the efforts of biologists to restore native grasses, and the history of human migration across the prairie. 10,000 first printing.