- It's an area characterized by certain climate and vegetation patterns e.g. tundra
Major biomes (unique of the world)
1. Tropical rainforest: Antarctica doesn't have it; only particular places
2. Deserts: place w/ very low rainfall (not necessarily a hot place)
3. Tundra (frozen ground): e.g. Siberia (Northern Russia). Not necessarily a cold place.
4. Grasslands e.g. Pampas