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 scripturally-founded book opens a window to the spectacular environments found on our planet, from deserts to the tropics, with respect to creationism. 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.
With key facts, terms, and definitions throughout the text, lots of excellent illustrations, questions at the end of each chapter and an answer key, Exploring the World Around You makes a wonderful supplement to any homeschool curriculum.
The author takes the reader on a tour of the planet on which we live through the seven different terrestrial biomes: desert, grassland, deciduous forest, tropical rain forest, coniferous forest (taiga), tundra, and chaparral. He explains the ecosystems unique to each biome including the plant and animal habitats and the fragile coexistence and dependencies they share.
Fascinating from cover to cover, every reader will come away with an enhanced knowledge and understanding of our planet and the interrelationships of its inhabitants.
140 pages -- paperback
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"