Enciclopédia de biomas

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BIOMES

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BIOMES
MARLENE WEIGEL

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CONIFEROUS FOREST CONTINENTAL MARGIN DECIDUOUS FOREST DESERT

BIOMES
MARLENE WEIGEL

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GRASSLAND LAKE AND POND OCEAN RAIN FOREST

BIOMES
MARLENE WEIGEL

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RIVER AND STREAM SEASHORE TUNDRA WETLAND

Biomesof the World

U•X•L Encyclopedia of Biomes Marlene Weigel

STAFF
Julie L. Carnagie, U•X•L Editor Carol DeKane Nagel, U•X•L Managing Editor Thomas L. Romig, U•X•L Publisher Meggin Condino, Senior Analyst, New Product Development Margaret Chamberlain, Permissions Specialist (Pictures) Rita Wimberley, Senior Buyer Evi Seoud, Assistant Production Manager Dorothy Maki, Manufacturing ManagerMichelle DiMercurio, Art Director Cynthia Baldwin, Product Design Manager Graphix Group, Typesetting

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
U•X•L encyclopedia of biomes / Marlene Weigel, Julie L. Carnagie, editor. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: v. 1. Coniferous forests, continental margins, deciduous forests, and deserts – v. 2. Grasslands, lakes andponds, oceans, and rainforests – v. 3. Rivers, seashores, tundras, and wetlands. ISBN 0-7876-3732-7 (set). -- ISBN 0-7876-3733-5 (vol. 1). – ISBN 07876-3734-3 (vol. 2). – ISBN 0-7876-3735-1 (vol. 3) 1. Biotic communities Juvenile literature. [1. Biotic communities.] I. Weigel, Marlene. II. Carnagie, Julie. III. Title: Encyclopedia of biomes. QH541.14.U18 1999 577.8'2–DC21 99-23395 CIP

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
VOLUME 1
Reader’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . ix Words to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi

CHAPTER 1: CONIFEROUS FOREST . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How Coniferous Forests Develop . Kinds of Coniferous Forests . . . Climate . . . . . . . . . . . Geography of Coniferous Forests . Plant Life . . . . . . . . . . Animal Life . . . . . . . . . Human Life . . . . . . . . . The Food Web . . . . . . . . Spotlighton Coniferous Forests . For More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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10 11 13 20 28 36 37 43 47 50 51 54 58 60 68 73 74 79 83

CHAPTER 2: CONTINENTAL MARGIN . . . . . . . . . . . .
How the Continental Margins Were Formed The Water Column . . . . . . . . . . Geography of Continental Margins . . . . Plant Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Animal Life . . . . . . . . . . . . .Human Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Food Web . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight on Continental Margins . . . . For More Information . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 3: DECIDUOUS FOREST . . . . . . . . . . . . .

How Deciduous Forests Develop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Kinds of Deciduous Forests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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