Rainforests

Author: Rhett Butler

Publisher: Mongabay

ISBN: 1463774575

Category: Nature

Page: 94

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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.

Rainforest Hero

The Life and Death of Bruno Manser (Export Edition)

Author: Ruedi Suter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783905252897

Category:

Page: 336

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In 1984 Swiss shepherd Bruno Manser trekked through the virgin rainforests of Borneo to live among the jungle's last nomads. In six years among the Penan people, Manser witnessed the wholesale destruction of one of the world's most diverse ecosystems through rapid deforestation. He swore to do everything he could to stop it. Manser's globetrotting campaign brought the world's attention to tropical deforestation. It also made him an enemy of Asia's timber barons. In 2000 he disappeared without a trace. This edition is the export edition, with pictures in black and white. For colour please order directly from the publisher's website. Ruedi Suter's engrossing biography - the first in English - charts Manser's extraordinary journey from a young man who sought to escape civilization for the peace of the jungle to a campaigner who would stand up to oligarchs, lead protests around the globe, and, ultimately, give his life for the forests that he loved.

Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests, 2nd Edition

An Integrated Approach to Sustainability

Author: Eberhard F Bruenig

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780641400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 419

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This new edition of Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests applies the large body of knowledge, experience and tradition available to those who study tropical rainforests. Revised and updated in light of developments in science, technology, economics, politics, etc. and their effects on tropical forests, it describes the principles of integrated conservation and management that lead to sustainability, identifying the unifying phenomena that regulate the processes within the rainforest and that are fundamental to the ecosystem viability. Features of the natural forest and the socio-cultural ecosystems which can be mimicked in the design of self-sustaining forests are also discussed. A holistic approach to the management and conservation of rainforests is developed throughout the book. The focus on South-East Asian forestry will be widened to include Africa and Latin America. Recent controversial issues such as biofuels and carbon credits with respect to tropical forests and their inhabitants will be discussed. This book is a substantial contribution to the literature, it is a valuable resource for all those concerned with rainforests.

Portraits of the Rainforest

Author: Adrian Forsyth

Publisher: Camden House Pub

ISBN: 9780921820994

Category: Science

Page: 155

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PORTRAITS OF THE RAINFOREST explores the precarious contingencies that determine the nature of tropical life. The exquisite photography of Michael and Patricia Fogden helps to make this book an unforgettable journey.

Rainforest

Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines

Author: Tony Juniper

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782832491

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Rainforests are the lungs of our planet - regulators of the earth's temperature and weather. They are also home to 50 per cent of the world's animals and plants - which for centuries have been the source of many of our key medicines. And yet we've all heard of their systematic destruction; the raising of trees to make way for plantations of oil palms or cattle, the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples, and the corruption that leads to illegal logging and pollution. But this is the full story you've never heard: an in depth, wide-ranging, first-hand narrative that not only looks at the state of the world's tropical rainforests today and the implications arising from their continuing decline, but also at what is being done, and can be done in future, to protect the forests and the 1.6 billion people that depend upon them. It is inspirational, too, in its descriptions of the rainforest's remarkable birds and plants ... and its indigenous people. Rainforest is a personal story, drawing on the author's many years' experience at the frontline of the fight to save the rainforests, explaining the science and history of the campaigns, and what it has felt like to be there, amid the conflicts and dilemmas.

Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World

Ecology and Conservation

Author: Dominick A. DellaSala

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597266760

Category: Nature

Page: 295

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Temperate rainforests are biogeographically unique. Compared to their tropical counterparts, temperate rainforests are rarer and are found disproportionately along coastlines. Because most temperate rainforests are marked by the intersection of marine, terrestrial, and freshwater systems, these rich ecotones are among the most productive regions on Earth. Globally, temperate rainforests store vast amounts of carbon, provide habitat for scores of rare and endemic species with ancient affinities, and sustain complex food-web dynamics. In spite of their global significance, however, protection levels for these ecosystems are far too low to sustain temperate rainforests under a rapidly changing global climate and ever expanding human footprint. Therefore, a global synthesis is needed to provide the latest ecological science and call attention to the conservation needs of temperate and boreal rainforests. A concerted effort to internationalize the plight of the world’s temperate and boreal rainforests is underway around the globe; this book offers an essential (and heretofore missing) tool for that effort. DellaSala and his contributors tell a compelling story of the importance of temperate and boreal rainforests that includes some surprises (e.g., South Africa, Iran, Turkey, Japan, Russia). This volume provides a comprehensive reference from which to build a collective vision of their future.

White Beech

The Rainforest Years

Author: Germaine Greer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408846713

Category: Greer, Germaine

Page: 370

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For years I had wandered Australia with an aching heart. Everywhere I had ever travelled across the vast expanse of the fabulous country where I was born I had seen devastation, denuded hills, eroded slopes, weeds from all over the world, feral animals, open-cut mines as big as cities, salt rivers, salt earth, abandoned townships, whole beaches made of beer cans... One bright day in December 2001, sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in south-east Queensland that, after a century of logging, clearing and downright devastation, had been abandoned to their fate. She didn't think for a minute that by restoring the land she was saving the world. She was in search of heart's ease. Beyond the acres of exotic pasture grass and soft weed and the impenetrable curtains of tangled Lantana canes there were Macadamias dangling their strings of unripe nuts, and Black Beans with red and yellow pea flowers growing on their branches ... and the few remaining White Beeches, stupendous trees up to forty metres in height, logged out within forty years of the arrival of the first white settlers. To have turned down even a faint chance of bringing them back to their old haunts would have been to succumb to despair. Once the process of rehabilitation had begun, the chance proved to be a dead certainty. When the first replanting shot up to make a forest and rare caterpillars turned up to feed on the leaves of the new young trees, she knew beyond doubt that at least here biodepletion could be reversed. Greer describes herself as an old dog who succeeded in learning a load of new tricks, inspired and rejuvenated by her passionate love of Australia and of Earth, most exuberant of small planets.

Rain Forest Scratch and Sketch

An Art Activity Book for Adventurous Artists and Explorers of All Ages

Author: Suzanne Beilenson

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press

ISBN: 9781593598624

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Here you'll find the world's most colorful birds, the slowest creature, the most ferocious fish, and the stinkiest flower. Explore the forest floor, swing from tree to tree, and look out from the highest perch as you use the handy wooden stylus, copying 20 sketches of rain forest life. Scratch away the black coating, and discover the wildlife and swirl patterns and holographic colors that appear in your artwork like magic. Ages 8 and up.Shrinkwrapped with wooden stylus. 64 pp. wire-o binding lies flat for ease of use. 20 scratch pages, 20 illustrated pages, 20 sketch pages. 6 3/8" x 8 1/2"

Spirit Bear

Encounters with the White Bear of the Western Rainforest

Author: Charles Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781487002091

Category: Black bear

Page: 152

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A classic work of Canadian nature and wildlife -- updated and reissued with a new design and Afterword by the author.


Spirit of the Rainforest

A Yanomamö Shaman's Story

Author: Mark Andrew Ritchie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964695238

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The Yanamamo of the Amazon -- endangered children of nature or indigenous warmongers on the verge of destroying themselves? Now for the first time, a powerful Yanomamo shaman speaks for his people. Jungleman provides shocking, never-before-answered accounts of life-or-death battles among his people -- and perhaps even more disturbing among the spirits who fight for their souls. Brutally riveting, the story of Jungleman is an extraordinary and powerful document.

One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest

Author: Jean Craighead George

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064420167

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Today is doomsday for a young Venezuelan Indian boy's beloved rain forest and its animal life—unless he and a visiting naturalist can save it. "George makes drama large and small out of the minute-by-minute events in an ecosystem . . . gripping ecological theater." —C. "An example of nonfiction writing at its best." —SLJ. Notable 1990 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1990 (NSTA/CBC)

Tropical Rainforests

Latin American Nature and Society in Transition

Author: Susan E. Place

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842029087

Category: History

Page: 244

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Emerging awareness of the plight of the rainforests of Central and South America has catapaulted this issue to the forefront of global environmental concerns. As understanding has increased, so has the contention between the various groups that have a stake in the forest. Developers, environmentalists, governments and the landless poor whose livelihood depends on the rainforest all have contributed to the debate on how to address this problem.

In the Rainforest

Author: Kate Duke

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062435779

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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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!

If I Ran the Rain Forest

Author: Bonnie Worth

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007284829

Category: Rain forest animals

Page: 45

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In rhyming text, the Cat in the Hat introduces the tropical rainforest and the ways in which its plants and animals interact.

Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964084

Category: Science

Page: 2009

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Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ecological Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ecological Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Rainforest

Author: Edward R. Ricciuti

Publisher: Benchmark Books

ISBN: 9780761400813

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Examines the climate of the tropical rain forests and looks at its plant and animal life

Rainforest

Author: Lewis Blackwell

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419713972

Category: Photography

Page: 264

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There are no places on Earth more mysterious, complex, and unknown than tropical rainforests. Combining stunning photographs by the world's leading nature photographers--including new work by Tim Flach--with an inspiring text by award-winning author Lewis Blackwell, Rainforest opens our minds to the breathtaking beauty of these remarkable ecosystems, with their verdant plant life and diverse animal species. Swooping from aerial to macro perspectives, the book captures the world's most fascinating landscapes at all scales, from a vast sleeping forest cloaked in morning mist to the brilliant iridescent flicker of a butterfly's wing.

Tongass

Pulp Politics and the Fight for the Alaska Rain Forest

Author: Kathie Durbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870710568

Category: History

Page: 344

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After World War II, the U.S. government lured two pulp companies to Southeast Alaska by promising them low-cost timber from the Tongass National Forest, the planet's largest coastal temperate rain forest. The mills brought jobs and growth to a sparsely settled region. They also wreaked ecological havoc and created a timber industry that broke labor unions, drove competitors out of business, and controlled politicians and the U.S. Forest Service. It took a national campaign, led by grassroots environmentalists, to bring sanity and sustainability to management of the Tongass. In her account of Alaska's era of pulp, Durbin draws on the voices of the people most affected: independent loggers who fought back when the pulp companies conspired to drive them out of business, courageous biologists who warned that logging was destroying critical fish and wildlife habitat, Tlingit Indians who saw their traditional hunting grounds vanish, young activists and lawyers who found their lives transformed by the battle for the Alaska rain forest.

Tropical Rain Forest

Author: Donald Silver

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070580510

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Bats and big cats. Armies of ants. Squawking parrots. Strangling figs. From the ground up to the tree tops, the tropical rainforest teems with life. Stunning drawings, step-by-step experiments, fun-to-do activities, and fascinating facts abound in this magical exploration of an essential ecosystem, in danger of disappearing forever. Tropical Rain Forest is a new edition to the One Samll Square Series not previously published in hardcover.