Exploring the World Around You: A Look at Nature from Tropics to Tundra (Exploring (New Leaf Press))

by Gary E. Parker Author

(From Amazon): It has been said that our planet is really just an insignificant speck in a vast universe, but that's not true! In fact, the conditions for life found on earth are supremely unique and make our life here comfortable. This despite the reality that the world around us is also tainted and in need of careful calibration in order to continue.This scripturally founded book opens a window to the spectacular environments found on our planet, from deserts to the tropics, with respect to creationism. Researchers and biologist Dr. Garry Parker brings his vast knowledge of ecology to a teaching setting, exploring and explaining ecosystems, population growth, habitats, adaptations, energy problems, and much more. Learn about insect control in California, why mammals have fur, and how sharks maintain "friendships" with small fish know as remora.Exploring the World Around You brings the varieties of our planet's habitats alive to the reader, and is a wonderful learning tool complete with illustrations, chapter tests, and an index.


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  • 1 unit one, Spaceship Earth and the Web of Life Building on the Right Foundation,
  • 2 Ecosystems and Biography
  • 3 biomes
  • 4 Aquatic Ecosystems
  • 5 unit 2 The Environment, Light and the Rhythms of life
  • 6 Temperature, water and minerals
  • 7 unit 3 Biotic, Food,
  • 8 Energy Flow
  • 9 Population Balance
  • 10 Population growth and control
  • 11 succession
  • 12 unit 4, The individual and the species, Niches, Habitats
  • 13 Symbiosis
  • 14 unit 5 Mankind in the Biosphere, Pollution
  • 15 Energy Problems
  • 16 Preservation and Human Population

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