Biome Descriptions used in this activity. Click
Biome Descriptions of the world by the Marietta
College Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences.
Excellent site with descriptions, maps and images. Click
Climate Descriptions used in this activity. Click
Soil Descriptions: Click
HERE for World Soil
groups used in these mapping activities.
World Soil Information.
Includes links to soil descriptions
Soils and soil forming factors discussion:
United Nations, FAO detailed soil unit description:
Soil Resources Reports No. 103
Wikipedia discussion on biomes:
Hobbs, Joseph J. and Christopher L. Salter. 2006.
of World Regional Geography. 5th Ed. Brooks/Cole,
Geography Education Standards Project 1994.
Geography for Life: National Geography Standards. Washington
D.C.: National Geographic Research and Exploration.
United Nations, Food and Agricultural Organization.
2007. Soil Resources Mapping and Classification.
United Nations, FAO. 2006. World Reference Base
for Soil Resources 2006. World Soil Resources Reports No. 103.
Rome. Available at:
United Nations, FAO, Land and Water Development
Division. 2007. WRB Map of World Soil Resources (Jan. 2003).
Van Velthuizen, Harrij, et al. 2007. Mapping
Biophysical factors that influence Agricultural Production and Rural
Vulnerability. Environment and Natural Resources Series 11.
United Nations, FAO and the International Institute of Applied
Systems Analysis. Available at:
World Wildlife Fund. Terrestrial Ecosystems of