Author: Malcom Penny
Publisher: Chrysalis Children's Books, United Kingdom (2003)
The Biomes series looks at some of the Earth's major life zones: the natural networks of living things found in different regions of the world. Each title opens with one person's experiences, then considers how plants and animals interact with their surroundings. The book goes on to examine the human impact on the biome. Throughout, special debate panels invite the reader to discuss selected issues.
Grasslands are home to a rich array of wildlife, but humans have taken them over for grazing, or ploughed the rich soil to grow crops. This books looks at how grasslands work, how people have made use of them. It discusses the effects of climate changes and overgrazing. Are wild grasslands disappearing? If so, what can we do to help them survive?
The author, Malcolm Penny, is a zoologist, film-maker and writer. He was formerly a writer and producer for the award-winning natural history television series ' Survival', and is the author of many books on wildlife, ecology and the environment for both children and adults.
* Miguel's Story
* What are grasslands?
* What happens in grasslands?
* How do animals live in grasslands?
* How does climate affect grasslands?
* How do humans use grasslands?
* How are humans causing change in grasslands?
* What is the value of wild grasslands?
* Can we protect grasslands?
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