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Preserving the living earth / Christine Petersen.

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  • ISBN: 9781608704804
  • ISBN: 1608704807
  • Physical Description: 112 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: our place in nature: intro to ecosystems (narrative example); characteristics of life; biotic and abiotic factors; human adaptations; environmental threats -- the variety of life: classification and nomenclature; three domains of life; defining biodiversity (with examples); overexploitation, climate change -- energy and matter in ecosystems: levels of ecosystem organization; photosynthesis and cellular respiration; food chains, energy pyramids, effects of introduced species and removal of predators; garbage/plastic pollution in the oceans; nutrient cycles and runoff pollution -- ecosystem interactions: predator-prey interactions and adaptations; symbiosis and parasites in salmons; adaptations to the physical environment migration, metabolic strategies (torpor, hibernation, plant dormancy), climate change and phenology -- a changing world: Nicolaus steno fossils and sedimentary rock formations; Hutton and Lyell uniformitarianism; William Smith and comparative ages of fossils; Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle and theory of natural selection (with Wallace); Mendel's heredity experiments; types of speciation; mass extinction; ecological succession; introduced species -- everything has limits: Malthus' exponential growth; population density; carrying capacity and limiting factors; reproductive strategies; boom-and-bust cycles; resource partitioning; competitive exclusion; specialists vs. generalists; reducing our impact.
Summary, etc.: "Provides comprehensive information on Earth's various ecosystems, their importance, and the environmental threats place upon them"--Provided by publisher.

Available copies

  • 1 copy at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library J 577 PET (Text) Children's Non-Fiction Available -
 : My Green Library Grant
Subject: Biotic communities.
Environmental degradation.

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