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Biosphere
Now comes the biosphere: jungles in South America, grasslands and forests in North America, fish, kelp and whales in the ocean, birds in the air, animals on the farms, and people! Of course, in our view from space we can only see the really big features, the jungles and forests.

If you look closely at the land areas, you can see different shades of green and brown. These colors show that different types of plants dominate different areas, and that some areas have almost no plants at all. These different areas of the biosphere--forests, deserts, grasslands--are called biomes.

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