The biome - an area of the earth that shares similar geography, climate, animals, and plants - is the concept that forms the backbone for studying the living world. Without a firm understanding of how animals and plants have adapted to a particular region of the earth, students would not have a strong grasp of the fields of ecology and environmental science. The Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World provides students with a solid foundation for understanding biomes and how they compare and interact with one another. With the exception of the introductory volume, which provides general background information, each volume focuses on a specific biome or set of biomes on a global scale.
The Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World provides discussions, graphs, charts, and illustrations the help provide students with a more sophisticated understanding of this essential scientific concepts.