WorldCat Identities

Garratt, Richard

Overview
Works: 59 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 5,865 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  Maps  Children's maps 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: QH541.5.F6, 577.68
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Garratt
Wetlands by Peter D Moore( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the development and study of wetlands, as well as the future of wetlands in a rapidly changing environment
Temperate forests by Michael Allaby( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides biological, climatic, economic, geographical, geological, and historical perspectives on temperate forest environments, and explains how the ecosystems came to be, how they have changed throughout history, and how they have been affected by human activity
Tundra by Peter D Moore( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the climate, land formations, plant life, and animals of the frozen arctic land called tundra. The geography and geology of tundra habitats have many physical and climatic constraints. Yet while biodiversity is low, ecosystems still exist in this environment. Much of the mega fauna that we are familiar with such as wooly mammoths and giant elkinhabited tundra environments, and much of what we know of early human activity took place in this harsh ecosystem. Tundra presents a thorough overview of the tundra habitat past, present, and future. Unique qualities of life, such as slow-growing dwarf trees and animals exhibiting large bodies and small ears, are described and discussed in the context of adaptation and survival strategy. The history and prehistory of tundra are also explored. Past and present exploitation of tundra ecosystems is diverse. There is abundant mineral, gas, and oil wealth in these areas, and ecotourism and winter sports are abundant. As use of tundra ecosystems expands, problems connected with climate change, waste disposal, and other threats to the ecosystem must be addressed. Tundra examines these issues and more, in an easy-to-use format perfect for any science library or classroom
Tropical forests by Michael Allaby( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are many different types of tropical forests--lowland, wet forests, seasonal forests, cloud forests, bamboo forests, mangrove forests, and monsoon forests. The biodiversity in these areas is incredibly diverse. Tropical Forests examines the wealth of resources found in this biome, introducing the ecosystems of the forests and explaining the importance of forest layers, food chains, and much more. An essential introduction to tropical forests, this book discusses everything about this ecosystem--from geology to animal life to conservation. This volume concludes by examining threats to these environments, including clearing the areas for farmland, logging, slash-and-burn farming, soil erosion, and soil exhaustion. Ways to manage these threats and promote conservation of tropical rainforests are also clearly presented
Deserts by Michael Allaby( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the desert holds a range of biological adaptations. From camels to desert scorpions to snakes, the biodiversity of these areas is fascinating. Deserts presents the intricacies of this seemingly barren and harsh ecosystem, explaining how and why deserts form, where they are found on Earth, and their basic characteristics. Chapter-by-chapter coverage describes the fauna of the desert, the history of these habitats, the relationship of humanity to the deserts, the climate of desert areas, subtropical and polar deserts, and more. Deserts concludes with chapters on desert industries and threats to this ecosystem, including climate change, the spreading of deserts, overgrazing, and water depletion. New developments for managing the deserts are also discussed
Lakes and rivers by Trevor Day( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geography and geology of lakes and rivers is a fascinating subject. From plankton to larger fishes and wildlife, rivers and lakes contain a great deal of biodiversity. The earliest civilizations were based around rivers including the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates, and Indus and Huang Ho valleys. Illustrating the physical geography, hydrology, ecology, and human use of these areas, Lakes and Rivers provides an excellent overview of the past, present, and future of these habitats. This volume concludes with a discussion of threats to rivers and lakes, such as over harvesting, effects of damming, pollution, and climate change, as well as ways to manage and protect these habitats
Oceans by Trevor Day( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the ecology and other aspects of the largest biome on the planet Earth
Grasslands by Michael Allaby( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides a thorough exploration of a habitat found across the globe in the deep interior of continents and emphasizes the necessity of conservation and preservation of these areas threatened by humans and the elements"--Page 4 of cover
Taiga by Trevor Day( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taiga is a biome of the Northern Hemisphere, between tundra to the north and broad-leaved forest and temperate grassland to the south. Taiga includes dense forest, open forest, and jigsaw puzzles of forests, wetlands, and lakes that can be found in northwestern and northeastern America, northern Europe, Siberia, and East Asia. Examining its geography, geology, climate, and biodiversity, Taiga describes this unique ecosystem in a clear, complete manner. Human uses of Taiga date back thousands of years to Eurasian hunters and fishers crossing the Bering land bridge into present-day North America. Today, hunting, logging, and mining are a few of the ways this habitat is used. Threats resulting from this development include overharvesting from hunting and logging, clear-felling, and the spread of agriculture. This volume also examines ways of managing Taiga, including the movement to conserve Taiga habitats through the creation of reservations and sanctuaries
Agricultural and urban areas by Peter D Moore( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ecosystems that arise from the development of agricultural and urban areas are diverse because they exist in different areas throughout the world, from New York to New Delhi. Urban and agricultural planning requires consideration of the impact the change in environment will have on existing conditions. Agricultural and Urban Areas explores the unique ecosystems that are essentially man-made. This fascinating volume explores the importance of these areas in maintaining the food supply that supports humanity and in forming the basic social, economic, and industrial processes. Beginning with an introduction to the geography of farms and cities, this volume goes on to discuss the chemical impact urban habitats have on the environment, including waste disposal, sewage treatment, and air pollution. Developments such as the rise of different methods of agriculture and trade and the domestication of animals are presented as steppingstones to our current systems. Conservation of plants and animals as well as original natural habitats is a subject of much contention in light of the rise and expansion of agriculture and urban life. This volume raises and examines these and other questions concerning preservation and conservation
Droughts by Michael Allaby( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, climate research has intensified, and concern over the possibility that humans may be altering the global climate has stimulated funding for increased study of global warming and its consequences. With the 2002 drought in the United States having been especially severe, and droughts in other parts of the world causing conflicts over scarce resources, it becomes increasingly important for young people to have a quality resource that answers their questions about this phenomenon. Droughts, Revised Edition is a fully revised and updated version of the successful previous edition. Several new chapters include coverage of topics such as the geography of deserts; climate cycles and oscillations, describing the ways climates change for entirely natural reasons. Reasons that have nothing to do with our emissions of greenhouse gases; and life in deserts. Sidebars display detailed explanations or interesting pieces of information without interrupting the main flow of the text. They explain concepts from atmospheric science, such as adiabatic cooling and warming, potential temperature, lapse rates, and the intertropical convergence and equatorial trough, as well as biological processes. This volume is illustrated with tables, charts, maps, and figures; and it contains an index; a bibliography; and appendixes
Oceans : a scientific history of oceans and marine life by Michael Allaby( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of various topics related to oceans and oceanography, covering mapping, the origins of ocean basics, the ocean floor, measurement of depth and flow, the creatures that inhabits the depths of the sea, and the adventures of modern explorers
United Kingdom by Richard Garratt( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores British customs and culture
France by Richard Garratt( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces France's culture and customs, discussing the nation's history, religion, family structure, cuisine, educational system, industries, arts and entertainment, and physical and social geography
Exploration : new lands, new worlds by Michael Allaby( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how adventurers throughout history have explored deserts, polar regions, oceans, unsettled lands, and the solar system
Tropical forests by Peter D Moore( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive look at the world's tropical forests, including their importance to global ecology
Iron by John Perritano( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the natural history, human use, technology, environmental issues, and economic significance of iron
Biomes of the Earth( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gyles Brandreth's big book of jokes by Gyles Daubeney Brandreth( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshwater resources by Jane P Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the natural history, human use, technology, environmental issues, and economic significance of freshwater resources
 
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Covers
Temperate forestsTundraTropical forestsDesertsLakes and riversOceansGrasslandsTaiga
Languages
English (98)