Tropical and Temperate Ecosystems


Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1741263301

Category: Rain forests

Page: 65

View: 907

In the Rainforest


Author: Howard Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9780743983570

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8552

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.



Author: Thomas Marent

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405326131

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 4830

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.

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

View: 1447

Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change


Author: Mark Bush,John Flenley,William Gosling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642053831

Category: Science

Page: 454

View: 4799

This updated and expanded second edition of a much lauded work provides a current overview of the impacts of climate change on tropical forests. The authors also investigate past, present and future climatic influences on the ecosystems with the highest biodiversity on the planet. Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change, Second Edition, looks at how tropical rain forest ecology is altered by climate change, rather than simply seeing how plant communities were altered. Shifting the emphasis on to ecological processes, e.g. how diversity is structured by climate and the subsequent impact on tropical forest ecology, provides the reader with a more comprehensive coverage. A major theme of the book is the interaction between humans, climate and forest ecology. The authors, all foremost experts in their fields, explore the long term occupation of tropical systems, the influence of fire and the future climatic effects of deforestation, together with anthropogenic emissions. Incorporating modelling of past and future systems paves the way for a discussion of conservation from a climatic perspective, rather than the usual plea to stop logging. This second edition provides an updated text in this rapidly evolving field. The existing chapters are revised and updated and two entirely new chapters deal with Central America and the effect of fire on wet forest systems. In the first new chapter, the paleoclimate and ecological record from Central America (Lozano, Correa, Bush) is discussed, while the other deals with the impact of fire on tropical ecosystems. It is hoped that Jonathon Overpeck, who has been centrally involved in the 2007 and 2010 IPCC reports, will provide a Foreword to the book.

Rainforest Animals


Author: Paul Hess

Publisher: Zero to Ten

ISBN: 1840895608

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2637

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



Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756605384

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 4122

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

Who Eats Who in the Rainforest?


Author: Robert Snedden

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583409619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1639

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



Author: Rhett Butler

Publisher: Mongabay

ISBN: 1463774575

Category: Nature

Page: 94

View: 4336

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 Food Chains


Author: Heidi Moore

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 0431014019

Category: Food chains (Ecology)

Page: 48

View: 6367

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

The Rainforest


Author: Laura Tangley

Publisher: Chelsea House


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 135

View: 3555

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

Women's Voices from the Rainforest


Author: Janet G. Townsend

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415105316

Category: Games

Page: 212

View: 2276

Women's Voices from the Rainforest explores the position of the women whose families are tearing down the rainforest. These women of Central and Latin America have been largely invisible until now, but they are at last turning their voices into action. International development policy and its top-down culture must take much of the blame for environmental and social destruction of the rainforest. Presenting the contrasting results of different methodologies, a comprehensive literature review, and the voices of the rainforest women themselves, told in life histories, the authors argue for the adoption of "grassroots" strategies, not international solutions.

Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest

A Doctor's Revolutionary Work with Cancer and AIDS Patients


Author: Thomas David

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892817467

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 143

View: 2212

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, Paperback Level 7

Houghton Mifflin Soar to Success


Author: N.A

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780618059669

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4777

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

Life in the Rainforest (eBook)


Author: Edward P. Ortleb

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787783072

Category: Nature

Page: 32

View: 2286

The information contained in this resource and activity book follows a learning cycle that includes: a) free exploration by the students; b) expansion of exploration through activities that allow children to test, integrate, and sort out their discoveries; and c) application of concepts through individual and group projects which provide students with the opportunity to enhance and share what they have learned. Each section includes teacher resource material, planned lessons, and expansion activities. Students will examine various items, books, and resources. The display table's contents of fruits, nuts, woods, and other rainforest items will pique students' interest. Four transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks) are included to engage students in discussion and reinforce the concepts presented in the book.

Rainforests of the World

A Reference Handbook


Author: Kathlyn Gay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576074242

Category: Nature

Page: 257

View: 5069

This authoritative volume examines the reasons for rainforest destruction, the effects of deforestation on indigenous plant and animal life, and the policies and actions that are currently being taken to protect rainforests. * Includes extensive charts and graphs of rainforest data and a collection of significant legal documents and public manifestos pertaining to rainforest protection * Provides annotated listings of organizations and additional resources for further research

Breakfast in the Rainforest

A Visit with Mountain Gorillas


Author: Richard Sobol,Leonardo DiCaprio

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763622818

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3847

Presents the mountain gorilla in their remote habitat in Uganda, discussing the characteristics and behavior of the animals, the reasons for their endangered status, and the efforts being made to keep them from becoming extinct.



Author: Helen Cowcher

Publisher: Corgi Books

ISBN: 9780552525534

Category: Nature

Page: 33

View: 1561

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

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: 396

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.