Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..
Ecosystems and biomes takes students on a journey around the globe to tropical rain forests, deserts and the ocean. Live footage and colorful graphics teach students about regions and climates, and explain the impact environments and living organisms have on each other. By viewing this programme, students will come to understand biomes, how plants and animals coexist, climates and regions.
Biomes exist on land and in oceans and differ according to their location and geographic characteristics. Topography (the shape of the land), climate and soils mean similar land biomes can have different species of plants and animals. Food can be produced from different biomes when people change the environment for example by ploughing the land, building greenhouses to grow plants, draining swamps and wetlands, building terraces on slopes etc.
Climate Classification Maps- These climate classification maps show three different methods of classifying the climate of Australia based on three different classification schemes - temperature/humidity, vegetation (Köppen) and seasonal rainfall.