Lessons of the rainforest

Author: Suzanne Head

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 9991

Essays from 24 leading authorities committed to finding alternatives to rain forest decimation.

Rainforest Food Chains

Author: Heidi Moore

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 0431014019

Category: Food chains (Ecology)

Page: 48

View: 6401

This series looks at the intricate food chains found in different habitats all over the world and how we can protect them.


Tropical and Temperate Ecosystems

Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1741263301

Category: Rain forests

Page: 65

View: 7079


Author: Rhett Butler

Publisher: Mongabay

ISBN: 1463774575

Category: Nature

Page: 94

View: 6561

An overview of tropical rainforests for kids. Rainforests describes tropical rainforests, why they are important, and what is happening to them. Rainforests is based on the award-winning mongabay.com web site.Rainforests includes discussion of topics including conservation and protected areas, biodiversity and ecology, environmental activism, sustainable development, consumption, and economics.

Amazing Animals of the Rainforest

Author: Tracey West

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545093325

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 6271

Introduces the rainforests of the Earth and the animals and insects that live there, including the Bengal tiger, the chimpanzee, the anteater, and the tarantula.

Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change

Author: John Flenley,Mark Bush

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540488421

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 1139

This is the first book to examine how tropical rain forest ecology is altered by climate change, rather than simply seeing how plant communities were altered. The book’s goal is to provide a current overview of the impacts of climate change on tropical forests. It aims to investigate past, present, and future climatic influences on the ecosystems with the highest biodiversity on the planet.


Author: Thomas Marent

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405326131

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 5862

This awe-inspiring collection of over 500 amazing photographs will open your eyes to the wonders of life under the canopy. The result of nature photographer, Thomas Marent’s 16-year journey across five continents, Rainforest celebrates the fascinating behaviour and incredible variety of rainforest animals and plants – from resourceful leaf-cutter ants to the multi-hued clouds of butterflies and birds that flutter high in the tree tops. Incredibly, more is known about our universe than the millions of plant and animal species that teem inside these great hothouses of life. Rainforest takes you inside this mysterious realm, with breathtaking photographs and absorbing personal insight. Published in association with the Rainforest Foundation, who receive a donation for every copy sold.

Step into the Rainforest

Author: Howard Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433399954

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 4132

Using helpful maps, charts, and intriguing facts in conjunction with vibrant images and informational text, this fact-filled nonfiction title allows early elementary readers to explore the lush rainforests of the world. Readers will learn make their way from the forest floor to the understory, all the way to the canopy!

Rainforest Animals

Author: Paul Hess

Publisher: Zero to Ten

ISBN: 1840895608

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5401

Introduces some of the animals that live in the rainforest with illustrations and rhyming verse.

Wonders of the Rainforest

Author: Jane Bourke

Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications

ISBN: 1863976434

Category: Rain forests

Page: 61

View: 1287

Who Eats Who in the Rainforest?

Author: Robert Snedden

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583409619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1239

Introduces the plants and animals that make up the food chains found in rain forests.


Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756605384

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 704

Describes the wonders of the rain forest and the diversity of tropical wildlife found there, and includes four two-page spreads with acetate overlays.

Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest

A Doctor's Revolutionary Work with Cancer and AIDS Patients

Author: Thomas David

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892817467

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 143

View: 9499

A doctor's astounding story of promising new treatments from the rainforests of Brazil for diseases that compromise the immune system. During a working visit to Brazil, Dr. Thomas David was given a packet of leaves and bark by a native patient as thanks for his work, and a shaman gave him a recipe for a tea used by the rainforest people to treat a variety of ailments. Dr. David began using these plants in his clinical research in Europe and soon discovered that they were producing amazing results among patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other diseases that compromise the immune system. Preliminary studies performed at Stanford and Harvard have substantiated his findings, bringing Dr. David international attention for his groundbreaking work. Dr. David's story is significant not only for its account of research that may herald a major breakthrough in curing diseases that have been the scourge of the modern world, but also for its emphasis on the vast and largely unrecognized pharmacopoeia of the rainforest that is in imminent danger of being lost forever.

The Rainforest

Author: Alicia Steimberg

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803293298

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 9813

The story of a lonely woman who seeks a connection to nature at a Brazillian spa, hoping to find solace for her body and spirit.

The Rainforest

Author: Laura Tangley

Publisher: Chelsea House


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 135

View: 7911

Examines what a rain forest is, its role in maintaining the Earth's ecosystem, and the causes and consequences of deforestation.

Rain Forest

Author: Kim Wilson,Kristin Joyn the rainforest Pratt-Serafini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781878265531

Category: Alphabet

Page: N.A

View: 4584

Sounds of the rainforest accompanied by a book that offers an alphabetical tour of the rainforest flora and fauna by XYZ, the ant.

Rocky of the Rainforest

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.



Page: N.A

View: 8907

Murder in the Rainforest

The Yanomami, the Gold Miners and Amazon

Author: Jan Rocha

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gold miners

Page: 88

View: 3939

In July 1993, near Haximu, a tiny hamlet in the Amazon rainforest, a fateful meeting between a group of young Yanomami Indians and Brazilian gold miners resulted in the massacre of the Yanomami. News of the tragedy shocked Brazil and the world. But mysteries remained: What exactly happened at Haximu? How many people died? Who killed the Indians and why? Using eyewitness accounts, this work tells the story behind the Haximu massacre. Set in the context of the Amazon gold rush, it describes the failings of Brazil's official indigenous policy, the tragic cultural misunderstanding between the gold miners and Yanomami, and analyzes the role of gold fever in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and its people.

In the Rainforest

Author: Kate Duke

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062435779

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 7499

The rainforest is home to millions of plant and animal species. The inhabitants of the rainforest depend on each other, and they all depend on rain. How much rain falls in a rainforest? How do scientists work in the treetops? What kind of plants are swimming pools for frogs and crabs? Read and find out!

Troubles in the Rainforest

British Columbia's Forest Economy in Transition

Author: Trevor J. Barnes,Roger Hayter

Publisher: University of Victoria Department of


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 1693

These essays and documents analyse and prescribe solutions to the recent troubles in BCs forest industry. Over the past fifteen years the industry has become the centre of a storm of controversy. Environmental protests, aboriginal land claims, reduced quota of allowable cuts, sweeping technological changes, multinational involvement and changing global markets have all shaken the once entrenched faith in BC's "green gold".In Part One, the authors look at the forest as a specific physical environment, the site of disputes involving environmentalists, First Nations Peoples, and the government. Empirical assessment of BC's forest resource base is followed by discussions on therole of government in setting the agenda for the various resource and land use conflicts dogging the industry.Part Two deals with changes within the industry and in the global context. The conflicting demands of new market trends and sustainable development are discussed from several points of view. Important issues such as the effects of free trade and increased multinational investment, the role of research and development and technological change, are addressed.Part Three melds ideas of sustainable growth and local economic development in single industry communities in BC.This timely, provocative collection will help us understand the forces of shaping the troubled landscape of British Columbia's forests.