Perfectly suited for today's science curriculum, this series explores life in the biomes and habitats around the globe. Each book examines ecological regions and important environmental concepts. Readers will learn about Earth's plants and animals that inhabit those regions. In North America, the grassland is called prairie. In South America, it is called the pampas. In southern Africa, grassland is the veldt, and in Europe and Asia, it is known as the steppe. All of these names mean the same thing: vast areas of land with no trees and lots of grass. This book takes the reader to the grasslands that grow in latitude bands above and below the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn to explore the plants and animals that make these grasslands their home.