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Tundra, Peter D. Moore ; illustrations by Richard Garratt

Label
Tundra
Title
Tundra
Statement of responsibility
Peter D. Moore ; illustrations by Richard Garratt
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tundra presents a thorough overview of the tundra habitat past, present, and future. Describes the history, prehistory, climate, land formations, plant life, and animals of the tundra including an exploration of the unique qualities of life in the context of adaptation and survival strategy
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Peter D
Dewey number
577.5/86
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.T8
LC item number
M66 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garratt, Richard
Series statement
Biomes of the Earth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tundra ecology
  • Tundras
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Tundra, Peter D. Moore ; illustrations by Richard Garratt
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip064/2005035618.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-207) and index
Contents
Geography of the Tundra: Where is the tundra biome found? -- What factors determine tundra distribution? -- Earth's climate patterns -- Climate in the polar tundra: Albedo -- Climate in the alpine tundra: Lapse rate -- Diversity of tundra landscapes -- Arctic tundra vegetation -- Alpine tundra vegetation -- Conclusions -- Geology of the Tundra: Polar geology -- Mountain geology: Plate tectonics -- Ice accumulation -- Ice sheets, ice caps, and glaciers -- Effects of glaciation -- After the ice -- Patterns on the ground -- Soil formation in the tundra -- Soil types of the tundra -- Soil change in time -- Tundra atmosphere -- Conclusions -- Tundra Ecosystem: What is an ecosystem? -- Tundra food webs and energy flow -- Nutrient cycling in the tundra -- Stability of the tundra ecosystem -- Conclusions -- Biodiversity of the Tundra: Living in the freezer -- Tundra plants: Evergreen or deciduous? -- Solar-tracking flowers -- Microbes of the tundra: Lichens -- Tundra invertebrates: Energy and tundra insects -- Tundra birds: Putting on weight in the tundra -- Polar tundra mammals: Tundra heavyweight, musk ox -- Alpine tundra mammals -- Adaptations in tundra mammals -- Conclusions -- History of the Tundra: Ice ages -- Glacial history: Cycles of climate change -- Causes of glaciation: Milankovitch theory -- Biological history of tundra -- People in the tundra: Woolly mammoth -- Tundra exploration -- Conclusions -- Uses of the Tundra: Hunting and trapping -- Mineral reserves -- Ecotourism and recreation: What is ecotourism? -- Tundra as a carbon sink -- Conclusions -- Future of the Tundra: Consequences of climate change -- Ozone holes -- Pollution -- Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol -- Tundra conservation: Bringing back the wolf -- Conclusions -- Glossary -- Further reading -- Web sites
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 220 p.
Isbn
9780816053254
Lccn
2005035618
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62533871
  • (OCoLC)62533871
  • 1025682
  • 1191613
Label
Tundra, Peter D. Moore ; illustrations by Richard Garratt
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip064/2005035618.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-207) and index
Contents
Geography of the Tundra: Where is the tundra biome found? -- What factors determine tundra distribution? -- Earth's climate patterns -- Climate in the polar tundra: Albedo -- Climate in the alpine tundra: Lapse rate -- Diversity of tundra landscapes -- Arctic tundra vegetation -- Alpine tundra vegetation -- Conclusions -- Geology of the Tundra: Polar geology -- Mountain geology: Plate tectonics -- Ice accumulation -- Ice sheets, ice caps, and glaciers -- Effects of glaciation -- After the ice -- Patterns on the ground -- Soil formation in the tundra -- Soil types of the tundra -- Soil change in time -- Tundra atmosphere -- Conclusions -- Tundra Ecosystem: What is an ecosystem? -- Tundra food webs and energy flow -- Nutrient cycling in the tundra -- Stability of the tundra ecosystem -- Conclusions -- Biodiversity of the Tundra: Living in the freezer -- Tundra plants: Evergreen or deciduous? -- Solar-tracking flowers -- Microbes of the tundra: Lichens -- Tundra invertebrates: Energy and tundra insects -- Tundra birds: Putting on weight in the tundra -- Polar tundra mammals: Tundra heavyweight, musk ox -- Alpine tundra mammals -- Adaptations in tundra mammals -- Conclusions -- History of the Tundra: Ice ages -- Glacial history: Cycles of climate change -- Causes of glaciation: Milankovitch theory -- Biological history of tundra -- People in the tundra: Woolly mammoth -- Tundra exploration -- Conclusions -- Uses of the Tundra: Hunting and trapping -- Mineral reserves -- Ecotourism and recreation: What is ecotourism? -- Tundra as a carbon sink -- Conclusions -- Future of the Tundra: Consequences of climate change -- Ozone holes -- Pollution -- Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol -- Tundra conservation: Bringing back the wolf -- Conclusions -- Glossary -- Further reading -- Web sites
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 220 p.
Isbn
9780816053254
Lccn
2005035618
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62533871
  • (OCoLC)62533871
  • 1025682
  • 1191613

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