James F. Luhr
DK Pub., 2003 - Nature - 520 pages
In the best-selling tradition of Smithsonian Animal, this extraordinary survey of our planet provides unrivaled insight into the forces and processes that formed our environment and which continue to influence its evolution. With thousands of breathtaking photographs and unique visual catalogues of the features and phenomena that take place on Earth--such as rocks, minerals, and mountains to tropical rainforests and the different types of clouds--Earth contains the most up-to-date ideas on how our world works, a compelling review on the health of the planet, and unbelievable images of the world's most stunning features.
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FORESTS F O R E S T ZO N E S ISOLATED sHRuns snow-peaked Only hard,
specialist mountain Forests are the final development of mature vegetation plants
are able to survive - on average soils with an adequate water supply.
|NORTH AMERICA north North American boreal forest location Extending from
central Alaska in the west to central Labrador in the east Pacific OCEAN TYPE
Boreal forest AREA 24 million square miles (6.25 million square km) The boreal ...
of Germany's Black Forest. Most of the forest here is secondary, and much is
planted. ash, elm, birch, - for example, and alder, with - * they form about the
exact mix --~~ 30 percent of depending on the forest. At the soil type, montane
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