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By Susan L. Woodward

ISBN-10: 031308744X

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This quantity within the Greenwood publications to Biomes of the area covers grasslands, these biomes the canopy monstrous parts of the landmass of earth. It covers the 2 significant different types of grassland biomes: the temperate grasslands (such because the North American prairie), and the tropical grassland (e.g. the African savanna), reading all facets that outline those biomes: crops, Geographical Distribution, Soil, demanding situations posed by means of the surroundings, edition of the crops and animals to the surroundings, Conservation efforts Maps, pictures, diagrams, drawings, and tables accompany the textual content, as do sidebars that spotlight habitats, species, and ecological relationships.

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Like the Flint Hills in the tallgrass prairie, these grasslands were saved in part because their soils were unsuited for cultivation. The Temperate Grassland Biome Short-Grass Prairie The short-grass prairie, the westernmost part of the North American prairies, is confined to the central Great Plains from southeastern Wyoming through eastern Colorado and New Mexico to the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles (from roughly 41° N to 32° N latitude). The driest of the mid-continent prairies, shortgrass prairie covers some 175,000 mi2 (280,000 km2).

Plants are no taller that 8–12 in (20–30 cm) and widely spaced, so there is much bare ground. The drought-adapted tuftgrass Stipa globica is the dominant grass. Mongolian wormwood (Artemisia xerophytica), with a stem 2–3 in (5–8 cm) high, is the dominant woody plant. There are some bulbs related to onions (genus Allium) and some annual forbs—two growthforms that become more prevalent the drier the environment becomes. The eastern Eurasian steppes are still home to the takhi or Przewalski’s horse and the two-humped Bactrian camel, though the numbers of both are extremely low.

The Temperate Grassland Biome This region has a true semiarid climate. Precipitation totals range from about 24 in a year (600 mm) in the east to only about 14 in (350–400 mm) a year in the west. The continental temperature pattern of hot summers and very cold winters prevails. Because of lower amounts of precipitation than what falls farther east, the soils here are not as deep, and decaying roots and tillers not as abundant as in the tallgrass prairie. Mollisols are typically brown or chestnut in color, rather than black.

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