Biodiversity

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 15, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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A photo essay demonstrating the concept of biodiversity, a term used to encompass the many forms of life on Earth and their interdependence on one another for survival. The reader not only gets a firm grasp of what biodiversity is, but also an explanation of why it is important to maintain.
 

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Patent (Children Save the Rain Forest, p. 903, etc.) stresses the importance of protecting the planet's rich gene pool for the survival of all species, and makes clear that seemingly insignificant ... Read full review

Contents

The Miracle or Diversity
13
Adapting to the Environment
29
Links and Relationships
41
The Origins or Diversity
53
Humans and Nature
65
Studying Biodiversity
77
Preserving Biodiversity
87
Only One Earth
97
Glossary
105
Index
107
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William Munoz has an avid interest in ecology and the environment and has taken the photographs for a number of books written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Mr. Munoz lives in Hamilton, Montana. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the recipient of the Washington Post - Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her body of work, which includes more than 130 books for children and young adults on subjects ranging from biodiversity to the spirit bear. She lives with her husband in Missoula, Montana. You can learn more about her on her web site: www.dorothyhinshawpatent.com .

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