Bananas! by Jacqueline Farmer

By Jacqueline Farmer

Did you pay attention the only concerning the banana? Why did the banana exit with the prune? since it could not get a date. Introducing the scrumptious and delectable, the bright and loved, the single and basically . . . banana! BANANAS! is the necessary e-book approximately bananas. definite, you recognize bananas are right for you, yet how strong precisely? Ounce for ounce, a banana is much more nutritious than an apple. that allows you to continue the general practitioner away, try out a banana. and there's much more to profit approximately bananas. From their early roots in Southeast Asia to their advent to american citizens on the 1876 usa Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia along Alexander Graham Bell's new invention, the phone, bananas have a truly auspicious historical past. Bananas at the moment are shipped (very rigorously) around the globe. After analyzing BANANAS!, you will not consider bananas as only a quickly, effortless snack anymore.

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Tundra (Biomes of the Earth) by Peter D. Moore

By Peter D. Moore

The geography and geology of tundra habitats have many actual and climatic constraints. but whereas biodiversity is low, ecosystems nonetheless exist during this atmosphere. a lot of the megafauna that we're accustomed to - corresponding to wooly mammoths and colossal elk - inhabited tundra environments, and lots more and plenty of what we all know of early human task came about during this harsh surroundings. "Tundra" offers a radical assessment of the tundra habitat - previous, current, and destiny. distinctive traits of lifestyles, equivalent to slow-growing dwarf bushes and animals displaying huge our bodies and small ears, are defined and mentioned within the context of variation and survival process. The historical past and prehistory of tundra also are explored. prior and current exploitation of tundra ecosystems is different. there's plentiful mineral, gasoline, and oil wealth in those components, and ecotourism and iciness activities are ample. As use of tundra ecosystems expands, difficulties attached with weather switch, waste disposal, and different threats to the surroundings needs to be addressed. "Tundra" examines those concerns and extra, in an easy-to-use layout excellent for any technological know-how library or school room.

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