The Boreal Forest: A Year In The World's Largest Land Biome

byL. E. CarmichaelIllustratorJosée Bisaillon

Hardcover | April 7, 2020

The Boreal Forest: A Year In The World's Largest Land Biome by L. E. Carmichael
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The vast boreal forest spans a dozen countries in the northern regions like "a scarf around the neck of the world," making it the planet's largest land biome. Besides providing homes for a diversity of species, this spectacular forest is also vitally important to the planet: its trees clean our air, its wetlands clean our water and its existence plays an important role in slowing global climate change. In this beautifully written book, award-winning author L. E. Carmichael explores this special wilderness on a tour of the forest throughout the four seasons, from one country to another. Evocative watercolor and collage artwork by award-winning illustrator Josée Bisaillon provides a rare glimpse of one of the world's most magnificent places.

With excellent STEM applications in earth science and life science, this enjoyable book aims to foster environmental awareness of and appreciation for this crucial forest and its interconnections with the entire planet. In a unique approach, the text features a lyrical fictional narrative describing the wildlife in a specific part of the forest, paired with informational sidebars to provide further understanding and context. Also included are a world map of the forest, infographics on the water cycle and the carbon cycle, a glossary, resources for further reading, author's sources and an index. This book has been reviewed by experts and was written in consultation with Indigenous peoples who live in the boreal forest region.
L. E. Carmichael is the author of more than twenty informational books for children, many of them about animals and the natural wonders of our planet. She is the winner of the Lane Anderson Award, which recognizes excellence in science writing for kids, and of the Governor General's Academic Medal for her PhD thesis about northern wolv...
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Title:The Boreal Forest: A Year In The World's Largest Land BiomeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:48 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:48 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:April 7, 2020Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:152530044X

ISBN - 13:9781525300448

Appropriate for ages: 8

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