Food Chains

ISBN-10: 0822567970

ISBN-13: 9780822567974

Edition: 2008 (Revised)

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You?ve probably heard the saying, ?You are what you eat.? Of course you don?t become a cow when you eat a hamburger, but you do draw your energy from the energy in the food you consume. All organisms are linked together by the food chain, which illustrates the transfer of energy from one organism to another. A bird gains strength from devouring a frog, which may have eaten a fly, which may have eaten rotten fruit. Science writers Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn describe the many sources of energy we often take for granted every time we eat. The authors also explore relationships in nature and what happens when a part of the food chain is affected by toxic chemicals, foreign species, or nuclear radiation. Finally, they offer ideas for how we can protect our environment and each level of the food chain to maintain its delicate balance.
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Book details

List price: $31.93
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

The Balance of Nature
Energy Flow in Food Chains
The Web of Life
Food Energy in Pyramids
How Nature Recycles
Invaders in the Food Chain
Humans and Food Chains
Glossary
Bibliography
For Further Information
Index
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