Biomes are large areas or regions of the earth that inhabit diverse groups of plants and animals, who’ve adjusted to the climate and weather of their native ecosystem. People need to understand that the eight biomes are fragile to human interference. When humans pollute, cut, and do other harmful actions to a biome, it can cause the irreversible damage that leads to the entire biome collapsing. It’s important to understand that biomes are valuable parts of the earth that should be left alone or else there will be large consequences on the animals and plants within them.
While there are big cities, rural areas, and the average suburban lifestyle in between the two, there still seems like there are so many more things to do every time I travel to places along the coast or even down south. There are more attractions, and certainly nicer weather. I love visiting Florida because of the nice beaches and unlimited options of things to do. The people seem to be nicer and the food seems a little bit better too down south (except pizza, Chicago will always win in that essence). One place I have always wanted to visit is Louisiana because of my love for Cajun food, but I have not made the trip yet because my family has never had the same desire and it still is not in my budget to take the long haul on my own. There is one restaurant in Illinois called Ron's Cajun Connection and it is absolutely delicious because all of the food is fresh and comes from the New Orleans area so I can only imagine what the food would be like down there. Illinois is a bland state for my kind of lifestyle. I like rural areas but I like the environment more down
The Chaparral biome is most common in latitudes of 35 degrees North and is seen most often in Southern California. Chaparral plants have special adaptations that help them deal with the unique climate. In addition there are specific characters of a Coastal Sage Scrub and Chaparral community that would help in their identification. Both of these topics, secondary succession, endangered plant species, and the importance of habitat preservation will be discussed.
Location of major natural system: In Florida, these are primarily located continuously along the Atlantic coast from the state line- south to Cape Florida, Miami-Dade County, and on the Gulf coast of the peninsula from Anclote Key, Pasco County, south to Cape Romano, and Collier County (Florida Natural Areas Inventory, n.d.a.). Furthermore, in regard to counties where beaches are discontinuous, we are able to see two additional sites in the Florida Keys, four sites on the islands west of Key West, a site in Cape Sable, and even a few on the larger islands of the Ten Thousand Islands (Florida Natural Areas Inventory, n.d.a.). Lastly, outside of Florida, these dunes are known to extend to the Alabama border, and even as far as around the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas, and along the Atlantic coast all the way to Virginia (Florida Natural Areas Inventory, n.d.a.).
The gulf coastal plain is unique as it is the only region that has a shore line. It has an actual ocean on it. The interior lowlands is unique as this region is a major sector for the the cattle industry. The great plains is unique as it is known for its cotton industry. This region is unique as it has both plains and plateaus. The basin and range province region is unique due to its mountains. Also it contains Big Bend National Park.
Looking at the shape and size of the continental slope and continental shelf in the area, it seems that the animals observe the line by using these landmarks. It is possible to predict which types of species you will find on either side of the continental slope and the continental shelf.
The Hot Zone is a true story about the outbreaks of the Ebola virus at a monkey facility in Reston, Virginia. The beginning of the book takes place in Kenya in 1980, where Preston comes across the body of Charles Monet. Charles was a French expatriate who worked on a sugar factory in western Kenya. In the book Preston describes Charles in all of the phases of the virus. It was very gory and at some points, hard to read on. The book gives background information on the virus that killed Charles Monet. Then moves on to explain another Ebola like that spread in Sudan. This virus first infected a store keeper before infecting his whole city. Next, in The Hot Zone it explains a virus by the name of Ebola Zaire. This virus jumped from village to village due to the use of
The Hot Zone was a very interesting book about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in a monkey facility in Reston, Virginia in the late 1980s. The true events posed a danger to the public if the virus got out. I was able to learn about other viral outbreaks. The outbreaks were mainly in Africa in the 1970s and the 1980s. Preston seemed to argue the threats lie in the emerging viruses like the AIDS virus. Preston didn’t overkill the effects of Ebola or any other virus.
My favorite non-fiction piece is The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, which tells the (mostly) true story of how a case of hemorrhagic fever spread as well as the extensive process involved in finding and implementing cures. Growing up with two parents involved in medicine left me assuming that I knew the expanse of every field. The areas of pathology and epidemiology, however were completely new to me. The realization that the monstrous disease was based on something real was a wake up call of sorts that inspired me to delve into epidemiology and public health. I had never truly felt passionate or even remotely confident about my plans for the future, but this new knowledge gave me a foundation to build on. Of course the book was entertaining
In the book hot zone it talks about true events surrounding an outbreak of the Ebola virus at a monkey facility in Reston, Virginia in the late 1980s. Preston provides information about other viruses spread out through africa around the 1970s and 80s.Preston does not overstate the danger of Ebola and other filoviruses, he argues that the greater threat lies in emerging viruses like the AIDS virus, whose effect on the human race cannot yet be measured.