God, money and the rainforest

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Author: University of Michigan. Global Change Project,Center for Environmental Study

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 97

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Rainforest Food Chains

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Author: Heidi Moore

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 0431014019

Category: Food chains (Ecology)

Page: 48

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

Amazing Animals of the Rainforest

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Author: Tracey West

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545093325

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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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.

Rainforests

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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.

Lessons of the rainforest

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Author: Suzanne Head

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 1866

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

Rainforests

Tropical and Temperate Ecosystems

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Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1741263301

Category: Rain forests

Page: 65

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Rainforest

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Author: Thomas Marent

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405326131

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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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.

In the Rainforest

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Author: Howard Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9780743983570

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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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.

Who Eats Who in the Rainforest?

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Author: Robert Snedden

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583409619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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

Rainforest Animals

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Author: Paul Hess

Publisher: Zero to Ten

ISBN: 1840895608

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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

Human Activities and the Tropical Rainforest

Past, Present and Possible Future

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Author: Bernard K. Maloney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792348580

Category: Nature

Page: 206

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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.

Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest

A Doctor's Revolutionary Work with Cancer and AIDS Patients

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Author: Thomas David

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892817467

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 143

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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.

Rainforest Ecosystems of East Kalimantan

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

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

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431702726

Category: Nature

Page: 330

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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

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Author: Alicia Steimberg

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803293298

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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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.

Rainforest

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Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756605384

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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

Tropical Rainforest Research — Current Issues

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

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792340386

Category: Nature

Page: 566

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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.

Journey Into the Rainforest

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Author: Tim Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199107319

Category: Rain forests

Page: 48

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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.

The Rainforest

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Author: Laura Tangley

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 135

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

Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change

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Author: John Flenley,Mark Bush

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540488421

Category: Science

Page: 396

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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.

A Rain Forest Food Chain

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Author: Angelique D. Tarbox

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583416013

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 43

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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.