Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass (Scientists in the Field Series)

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In Arizona there is a large set of buildings called the Biosphere 2. It was originally built to see if eight people could live there for two years without going outside. They had to create their own oxygen, grow their own food, and do everything else they needed to survive. This book tells the story of this interesting place.

This is a good book to read to find out about the Biosphere. This book is really dense; full of information but kind of hard to read. The writing is very factual; it is like an encyclopedia that is written as a story. In every different chapter there are different people taking you through different model habitats, like a rain forest, an ocean, and a savannah. The biosphere didn’t work out for survival like it was supposed to, and it was interesting to read about the problems the people had there, but it’s great that people have found a way to reuse the environments. The biosphere is now used for testing in environments in ways scientists can’t do in the real world. There are lots of photographs that help you feel like you can actually understand the Biosphere.

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Author Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman, Photographer
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 80 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 13-Oct-2015
ISBN 9780544416642
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Issue December 2015
Category Tweens


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