The Environment

Understanding the Delicate Balance of Life on Earth

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The Environment
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The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation.

The Environment is an excellent family reference book for use at home or school by readers interested in understanding and preserving the world we live in.

Table des matières

Table des matières
The Environment 1
Contents 5
The environement 7
Biosphere 8
Atmosphere 10
Watercourses 12
Lakes 14
Oceans and seas 16
Coastlines 18
Inside the soil 20
Deserts 22
Cold lands 24
Erosion 26
Living beings 28
Ecosystems 30
Plant formations 32
Temperate forests 34
Tropical rain forest 36
Life in the desert 38
Life in the ocean 40
In the depths 42
Between land and sea 44
Animals of cold lands 46
Threats to the environment 48
Air pollution 50
The ozone layer 54
Acid rain 56
Water pollution 58
Forests in danger 62
Threatened animals 64
Protected areas 66
Recycling 68
Climate change 70
The greenhouse effect 72
Global warming 74
Desertification 78
El Niño and La Niña 80
Natural catastrophes 82
Tornadoes 84
Forest fires 86
Hurricanes 88
Floods and landslides 90
Tsunamis 92
Volcanic eruptions 94
Earthquakes 96
Index 98