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Coniferous Forests by Donna Latham

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Reilly, Kathleen M. Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself. Nomad Press, 2008. Rothschild, David. Earth Matters: An Encyclopedia of Ecology. DK Publishing, 2008. C. org Index conservation, 23, 25–26 deciduous trees, 4, 7, 8 ecosystems, 2, 15 environmental issues, 15–18, 19–20, 22, 23, 25–26 erosion, 15 extinction, 19, 22 fires, 17, 23, 25–26 food and nutrients, 7, 9, 11 insects, 6, 9, 11 location of, 3–4 logging, 15-16, 23 needles, 7, 9, 17 overhunting, 19–20, 23 photosynthesis, 7, 9 plants/trees, 4, 5, 6, 7–10, 11, 15, 23 rainfall, 6, 9, 16 seasons, 3, 5–6, 9, 11, 13–14 soil, 6, 15 swamps, 6, 18 trees/plants, 4, 5, 6, 7–10, 11, 15, 23 Children’s Education Resource ENDANGERED Titles in the Series BIOMES ConiferouS Coniferous FORESTS FORESTS How have plants and animals adapted to the climate of the coniferous forest?

Photosynthesis: the process through which plants create food, using light as a source of energy. precipitation: any falling moisture, such as rain or snow. predator: an animal that hunts another animal for food. prey: an animal hunted by a predator for food. species: a type of animal or plant. 28 Further Investigations Cherry, Lynn. How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming. Dawn Publications, 2008. Latham, Donna. Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself.

Lichen: patchy plants that grow on rocks, trees, and other surfaces. migrate: to move from one environment to another when seasons change. Northern Hemisphere: the half of the earth north of the equator. nutrients: substances that living things need to live and grow. overhunting: hunting an animal in such great numbers that its population falls to low levels. It can cause extinction. pelts: animal skins. photosynthesis: the process through which plants create food, using light as a source of energy.

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