Usborne Living World Encyclopedia
This book is full of informative and interesting facts about the plants and animals around us. It is arranged by environments and habitats, to emphasize how living things interact with each other and their ever-changing natural world.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 199.4 x 249.2 x 10.2mm | 453.6g
- 01 Jan 1999
- Usborne Publishing Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- colour illustrations colour maps;index;glossary
Table of contents
Part 1 The story of the Earth: environments; seasonal changes; long-term changes; cycles in nature; plant life; animal life; extinctions. Part 2 The seas and oceans: the ocean surface; fish; the depths of the ocean; coral reefs; shorelines; estuaries. Part 3 Islands: island life. Part 4 Grasslands: grassland plants; grassland plant-eaters; grassland meat-eaters; survival on the grasslands; life underground. Part 5 Deserts: coping with the dryness; coping with desert temperatures; rain in the desert. Part 6 Temperate forests: deciduous forests; up in the canopy; the forest floor; northern evergreen forests; winter in the northern forests; Australia's hot, dry forests. Part 7 Polar regions: the Antarctic; the Arctic. Part 8 Mountains: living in a mountain climate; an isolated life. Part 8 Rivers and lakes: getting oxygen underwater; fresh water plants and animals; living by rivers and lakes; water birds; the Amazon. Part 9 Tropic reain forests; rain forest plants; the rain forest floor; climbing and gliding; monkeys and apes; rain forest hunters; colours in the rain forest. Part 10 Living with people: people and parasites. Part 11 Appendix: endangered species; describing living things.