Lessons of the rainforest

Author: Suzanne Head

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 2386

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


Author: Rhett Butler

Publisher: Mongabay

ISBN: 1463774575

Category: Nature

Page: 94

View: 5502

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.


Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756605384

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 5267

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

Amazing Animals of the Rainforest

Author: Tracey West

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545093325

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 8706

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 and Temperate Ecosystems

Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1741263301

Category: Rain forests

Page: 65

View: 5729


Author: Thomas Marent

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405326131

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 2234

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.

Journey Into the Rainforest

Author: Tim Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199107319

Category: Rain forests

Page: 48

View: 3792

Journey into the Rainforest is an adventurous journey through the most magical place on earth. We explore the whole of the forest, from its floor up to the canopy and beyond. Tropical rainforests are the home of millions of strange and beautiful plants and animals - these are captured here in stunning wildlife photography, accompanied by lively text. Tim Knight has lived in the rainforests of South-East Asia, working on nature conservation projects. He regularly lectures in schools, leads youth expeditions and raises funds for the conservation of rainforest wildlife.

Human Activities and the Tropical Rainforest

Past, Present and Possible Future

Author: Bernard K. Maloney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792348580

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 9492

Arising initially from a conference, the papers published here have been integrated into book form to provide information on human activities and the tropical rainforest in the past and present, and on the possible future of the rainforest, in a unique way. Other books have considered some, but not all, of these themes; however, none has stressed the continuity of change over time and its possible outcome for the people of the forest as well as for the forest itself. Because of the approach taken, this book should appeal across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Indeed a prime aim has been to suggest that rainforest, because of its complexity and the complexity of people-rainforest relationships throughout time, deserves study from a broad perspective. This book poses more questions than answers about the rainforest and it is hoped that it will encourage readers to think about the rainforest in a wider way than hitherto. This book is aimed at geographers (physical and human), social anthropologists, archaeologists, pedologists, foresters and tropical botanists and will be of value to graduates of various disciplines setting out to research the rainforest.

Rainforest Ecosystems of East Kalimantan

El Niño, Drought, Fire and Human Impacts ; with 47 Tables

Author: Edi Guhardja,Mansur Fatawi,Maman Sutisna,Tokunori Mori,Seiichi Ohta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431702726

Category: Nature

Page: 330

View: 3025

Since the late 1960s the Indonesian state of East Kalimantan has witnessed a marked increase in the impact of human activities chiefly commercial logging and agricultural exploitation. Located on the island of Borneo, East Kalimantan also was subjected to prolonged droughts and extensive wildfires in 1982-83 and 1997-98 that were linked to the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. The changes in the rainforest ecosystem in East Kalimantan during this 15-year cycle of severe ENSO events are the subject of this book. With an eye toward development of rehabilitation techniques for sustainable forest management, the authors examine possible interactive effects of drought, fire, and human impacts on the flora and fauna of the area.

The Rainforest legacy

Australian National Rainforests Study. Volume 1. The nature, distribution and status of rainforest types

Author: Australian Heritage Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780644061636

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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In the Rainforest

Author: Howard Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9780743983570

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1137

All of the basic information your child wants to know about the rainforest and its many colorful inhabitants. This book is at a reading level of 2.5 with a word count of 567.

In the Rainforest

Author: Kate Duke

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062435779

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6430

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!


Author: Helen Cowcher

Publisher: Corgi Books

ISBN: 9780552525534

Category: Nature

Page: 33

View: 361

The rain-forest animals live together happily until the men come with their big machines.

Tropical Rainforest Research — Current Issues

Author: D.S. Edwards,W.E. Booth,S.C. Choy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792340386

Category: Nature

Page: 566

View: 2291

This volume contains 53 of the papers presented at the Conference on Tropical Rainforest Research - Current Issues, which was held in Brunei Darussalam in April 1993. The book provides an overview of current knowledge, particularly with respect to south-east Asia, and is divided into three sections - Biodiversity, Forest Dynamics and Socioeconomics. The Biodiversity section emphasises the vast range of life forms in tropical forests and considers the theory and practice of estimating species richness and spatial distribution, while contributions on Forest Dynamics provide a better understanding of the maintenance of this species richness. With an improved background of ideas on rainforest dynamics and biodiversity, better management and conservation strategies are possible, and some of these are explored in the papers on Socioeconomics. The need to demonstrate the total worth of tropical forests to ensure their conservation is taken up by a number of contributors.

The Rainforest

Author: Laura Tangley

Publisher: Chelsea House


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 135

View: 5369

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

A Rain Forest Food Chain

Author: Angelique D. Tarbox

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583416013

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 43

View: 3498

Introduces some of the plants and animals of the rainforest food chain, including the cacao tree, the quetzal, leafcutter ant, poison dart frog, boa constrictor, king vulture, vampire bat, and jaguar.

Rainforest, Paperback Level 7

Houghton Mifflin Soar to Success

Author: N.A

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780618059669

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1401

Briefly describes rainforests, telling where they are found and what lives there, particularly in the upper levels known as the canopy.

Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change

Author: John Flenley,Mark Bush

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540488421

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 5045

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.

Who Eats Who in the Rainforest?

Author: Robert Snedden

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583409619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8936

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

The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

Global Ecopolitics, Development, and Democracy

Author: Luiz C. Barbosa

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761815228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 4003

Barbosa (sociology, San Francisco State University) provides a global, world-systemic analysis of the problem of deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. He shows how changes in global ecopolitics demanding sustainable development, coupled with the onset of democracy in Brazil, substantially altered the battle over the future of Amazonia. He describes deforestation in the region in the context of an expanding frontier of global capitalism, and compares Amazon experiences with those of Costa Rica, Malaysia, and Indonesia.