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Rainforest

Author: Sara Oldfield
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002.
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A conservation-oriented text and 200 color photographs explore the diverse wildlife of the world's major rainforests. More than half of the world's living species, from the hidden forests and exotic mammals of Madagascar to the multicolored birds and butterflies of Central America, are found almost exclusively within the rainforest canopy. Illustrated with 200 spectacular color photographs, Rainforest celebrates the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Oldfield
ISBN: 0262151065 9780262151061
OCLC Number: 50285264
Description: 160 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 33 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction : Rainforests around the world --
Africa : gorillas in the mist --
Madagascar : a world apart --
India and South East Asia : forest treasures of the east --
Indonesia and the Philippines : islands of glory --
Central America : a rainforest corridor --
Caribbean : fragile fragments --
Amazon : the place and its people --
Brazil : Atlantic forests --
Temperate rainforests : cathedrals of the natural world.
Responsibility: Sara Oldfield ; photography by Bruce Coleman Collection ; foreword by Mark Rose.
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A conservation-oriented text and 200 color photographs explore the diverse wildlife of the world's major rainforests. More than half of the world's living species, from the hidden forests and exotic mammals of Madagascar to the multicolored birds and butterflies of Central America, are found almost exclusively within the rainforest canopy. Illustrated with 200 spectacular color photographs, Rainforest celebrates the diversity and beauty of the life in the world's rainforests. Each chapter covers a major rainforest region: Africa, Madagascar, India and Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines, Central America, the Caribbean, the Amazon (which has more plant and animal species than anywhere else on Earth), and Brazil, as well as the temperate rainforests in areas such as Tasmania and North America. The book details habitat, plants and animals, and threats to the precarious balance between humans and rainforests. The introduction provides an overview of the world's rainforests and a summary of current conservation issues. Reference material includes a color world map showing the major rainforests, suggested further reading, and useful addresses.

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