Biomes Pathfinder

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A biome is an animal and plant community, which is determined by climate, and covers a very large geographical area. Some different biomes on our planet include: tropical rain forest, taiga, tundra, desert, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, grassland, savanna, and chaparral.

Dewey Decimal Call Numbers

  • 333
  • 551.4
  • 574
  • 574.5
  • 577's
  • 591.7 & 591.9
  • also look under specific countries where a biome exists

Internet Sites

Keywords for searching the Catalog/OPAC

  • individual names of biomes such as desert, tundra, etc.
  • Biomes
  • Biotic communities
  • Animal communities
  • Ecosystems
  • Habitats
  • Ecology
  • country names where biomes exist

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Last updated: 6/20/11


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