Understanding the Natural World
In This Chapter
Recognizing different biomes
Studying docile, hostile, and neutral mobs
Obtaining resources from biomes and mobs
In addition to gathering, fighting, and building, exploring is a fun and useful component of Minecraft. You can explore mountains, deserts, tundra, and jungles to obtain the resources you need. This chapter describes the features and appeals of various biomes and gives you an overview of the creatures you’ll face along the way.
Sightseeing in the Biomes
A biome is a specific climate that defines the look and feel of an area in the world. Biomes, which never change, are strictly defined by their looks and faculties. You encounter many different types of biomes in Minecraft, as shown in Figure 7-1.
Figure 7-1: Intersecting biomes
Biomes and their features are described in this list:
Desert: This arid biome is full of dead shrubs and cacti, and the ground is sand, with a layer of sandstone underneath. The desert is the home ...