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Tropical forests

Author: Peter D Moore
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©2008.
Series: Ecosystem.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summary:
Provides biological, climatic, economic, geographical, geological, and historical perspectives on tropical forest environments, and explains how the ecosystems came to be, how they have changed throughout history, and how they have been affected by human activity.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Moore
ISBN: 0816059349 9780816059348
OCLC Number: 76142043
Description: xx, 246 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Climate and tropical forests --
Geology of the tropical forests --
Types of tropical forest --
The tropical forest ecosystem --
Biodiversity of the tropical forest --
Biology of the tropical forests: plants --
Biology of the tropical forest: animals --
Ancient history of tropical forests --
People in the tropical forests --
The value of tropical forests --
The future of tropical forest --
General conclusions --
Glossary.
Series Title: Ecosystem.
Responsibility: Peter D. Moore ; illustrations by Richard Garratt.

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Explores the biodiversity of forests, from microbes to mammals, as well as the adaptations of organisms to their environment and to the other species surrounding them. This book examines the  Read more...
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