Lakes and Wetlands

The Living Earth

Lakes and wetlands are significant ecosystems that nourish, sustain, and house many of the planet's plant and animal species. Though both of these regions are defined by water--both fresh and saline--each lake and particular type of wetland also has characteristics all its own. This detailed volume considers the formation, composition, and maintenance of these intricate ecological units and the various life forms they support. Dramatic full-color photographs and in-depth profiles of Earth's major lakes highlight the beauty and complexity of these regions.

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Series Review: The Living Earth
"This series focuses on eight different ecological units and issues. Explanations of climate, physical environments, and biodiversity are explained with great detail. A useful feature is that notable ecosystems, regions, or explorers are highlighted in each book. This series can be used to supplement classroom materials for further research."
--Library Media Connection
Library Bound Book List: $53.70 / S&L: $45.65
eBook List: $53.70 / S&L: $45.65

Reading Level: 10

Interest Level: 9-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-6153-0320-5
Author : John Rafferty
Copyright : 2011
Language : English
Category : Science, Earth Science
Pages : 256
Trim : 6" x 9"
GRL : Z
Dewey : 551.48
Subject : Science, Earth Science
Binding : Library
BISAC : SCI020000, NAT018000
Appendix • Maps • Sidebars • Index • Glossary • Annotated Illustrations • Bibliography