Cora R approved Jonathan’s request to change the title of The Tropical Rainforest Friday, May 6, 2011.
Jonathan edited the books that cite this book of The Tropical Rainforest Saturday, April 30, 2011.
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Jonathan changed the title of The Tropical Rainforest Saturday, April 30, 2011.
Shelfari edited the subjects of The Tropical Rainforest Friday, October 1, 2010.
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Shelfari edited the description of The Tropical Rainforest Wednesday, November 11, 2009.
Fully revised, this landmark volume takes readers deep inside the "living cathedral" of the forest interior and examines the forces that threaten the biome's survival. Tropical Rainforest presents an action plan for the concerned individual and the whole of humanity to implement before the potentially bleak consequences of tropical deforestation become unavoidable. Combining comprehensive fact-filled text and an extensively revised bibliography and tables with 300 stunning full-color photographs, this book is destined to remain the leading reference on this vital issue. Among the topics covered are: * What is a Tropical Rainforest?: Examines the vast array of species and life forms that comprise the rainforest * This Web of Life: Explains the dynamics of the rainforest, including pollination and seed dispersal and the food chain * Threats to the Forest: Details the contributing factors to rainforest destruction, including timber extraction, mining and pollution, and cattle raising * What Do We Lose?: Focuses of the effects of deforestation, including dwindling land, natural, and human resources * A Blueprint for Survival: Offers concrete plans for conservation, such as habitat preservation, and funding for rainforest projects * Reason for Hope: Assesses the future of the tropical rainforest. Reviews: Praise for the previous edition: "...big, beautifully designed and illustrated with extraordinary photographs." -Friends of the Earth
Shelfari edited the contributors of The Tropical Rainforest Wednesday, November 11, 2009.