5 edition of Tropical Rain Forests found in the catalog.
January 31, 1998
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||440|
This book introduces the tropical rain forest biome, gives the locations of tropical rain forests, and discusses the animals, plants, products, and people of the rain forest. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Jennifer Powers gives tropical dry forests long overdue attention in her new book about these undervalued cousins of tropical rain “tropical.” Lush green forests full of bromeliads and dripping with water come to mind. Dry? No. But as a matter of fact, many of the world's tropical forests go for months of every year without water.
This new edition of Whitmore's classic introduction to tropical rain forests has been comprehensively revised and updated, reflecting the changes which have taken place since it was first published in The sections on human impact have been extended to include a new global assessment of deforestation as well as details of new research on biodiversity and . Get this from a library! Tropical rain forests. [Peter Benoit] -- Explains what tropical rain forests are like, looks at the plants and animals that live in rain forests, and includes information on why tropical rain forests are important and what is being done to.
This book includes a To Find Out More section, where every curious reader can find a list of related books to read and organizations to contact. 48 pages with glossary and index. Grades Part of the Scholastic 'A True Book' series. Tropical Format: Paperback. Destruction of tropical rain forests has increased exponentially in recent years, as have efforts to conserve them. However, information essential to these conservation programs—an understanding of the population dynamics of the community at risk—is often unavailable to the scientists and resource managers who need it most.
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Title: Tropical Rainforests Author: Seymour Simon Genre: Photographic Essay Theme(s): Life in a Rainforest Opening line/sentence: Imagine being surrounded by thick walls of green plants.
Brief Book Summary: This photographic essay by Seymour Simon elaborately describes the ins and outs of the tropical rainforests of the anied by vivid and detailed photos, this /5. Tropical Rain Forests (New True Books: Ecosystems (Paperback)) [Benoit, Peter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Tropical Rain Forests (New True Books: Ecosystems Tropical Rain Forests book. In 17 chapters that touch upon different aspects of the rain forest, the authors transmit their own passion for the rain forest and the unique intricacies that make rain forests some of the most precious places on earth.
The book is not written as one coherent whole, but rather as 17 individual chapters or essays. Below is a brief sample of topics:Cited by: Tropical Rain Forests book.
Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Explains what tropical rain forests are like, looks at the pla /5. The first edition of Tropical Rain Forests: an Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison exploded the myth of ‘the rain forest’ as a single, uniform entity.
In reality, the major tropical rain forest regions, in tropical America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and New Guinea, have as many differences as similarities, as a result of their isolation from each other. After publication of the first volume of the Tropical Rain Forest, the International Journal of Mycology and Lichenology commented ``This is a welcome addition to the literature on the ecology of tropical rain forests.
The book provides a wealth of data and stimulating discussions and is of great interest to ecologists interested in tropical. This book looks at their history on a long term geological and global timescale, commencing with the origin of the angiosperms over million years ago which today overwhelmingly dominate the forests.
It also establishes the age of the great tropical rain forest blocks and identifies the world s oldest tropical rain forests. Nancy Smiler Levinson's Rain Forests (Holiday House, ) and Gail Gibbons's Nature's Green Umbrella (HarperCollins, ) are suitable for younger children, and Philip Johansson's The Tropical Rain Forest: A Web of Life (Enslow, ) is the choice for reports.—Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH.
School Library Journal/5(7). The tropical hardwood forests, including rain forests, occur throughout the lowland areas of the tropics—especially along the routes of rivers in Central and South America and in central and W Africa—and in the East Indies, the Malay Peninsula, and parts of India, Indochina, and Australia.
They are characterized by an annual rainfall of About this book. The first edition of Tropical Rain Forests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison: an Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison exploded the myth of 'the rain forest' as a single, uniform reality, the major tropical rain forest regions, in tropical America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and New Guinea, have as many differences as Price Range: £ - £ A beam of sunlight makes its way through the leaves and lights up the brightly colored wings of a macaw.
An enormous butterfly flits from plant to plant. Monkeys shout and chatter as they swing from tree to tree looking for breakfast.
The rainforest is waking up. Continue Reading. Tropical Regions and Rain Forests takes readers on a fact-finding mission to learn about many of the animals that haunt the treetops or slither the jungle floor. The volume’s special features include a glossary, maps, photographs, and an : $ The first edition of Tropical Rain Forests: an Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison exploded the myth of ‘the rain forest’ as a single, uniform entity.
In reality, the major tropical rain forest regions, in tropical America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and New Guinea, have as many differences as similarities, as a result of their isolation from each other during the.
Tropical rain forests may shade imperceptibly into tropical moist forests, which in turn may shade gradually into tropical deciduous forests. The forest that lines the banks of tropical rivers in seasonally dry habitats can more closely resemble a rain forest hundreds of miles away in both structure and species composition than it does a patch Released on: Janu The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling.
This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems.
In this elegant book, we have defined "Tropical Forests" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy. Chapter 4, “Hangers-On,” is a fascinating discussion of epiphytes that are hallmark of tropical rain forests.
They are the ferns, Mosses, orchids, bromeliads, cacti, and even trees that live suspended on other plants that make the luxuriance of a tropical rain : Kamran Nayeri. Save the rain forest. The story itself is not overly compelling, but each personalized entreaty from the animals provides an accurate and persuasive scientific argument for preserving nature's gifts.
Lynne Cherry's fertile watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations, including a map of the tropical rain forests of the world, are vivid and colorful.
Tropical Rain Forests (Biomes of the Earth) | Michael Allaby | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. 1 The Rain and Heat: How are tropical rain forests different from other ecosystems. 2 Layer Upon Layer: How is a tropical rain forest organized. 3 A Crowded Space: What and who live in tropical rain forests.
The Race to the Top: Why is the canopy the best place to be. 26Brand: Scholastic Library Publishing. After publication of the first volume of the Tropical Rain Forest, the International Journal of Mycology and Lichenology commented This is a welcome addition to the literature on the ecology of tropical rain forests.
The book provides a wealth of data and stimulating discussions and is of great interest to ecologists interested in tropical areas.''Book Edition: 1. The meeting on which this book is based aimed to address two basic needs: to describe some of the marvellous biological treasures of tropical forests and to learn what they can tellus about processes in ecology, and to alert us all once again to the disaster which is overtaking this rich and varied environment.Tropical rainforest, also spelled tropical rain forest, luxuriant forest found in wet tropical uplands and lowlands around the al rainforests, which worldwide make up one of Earth’s largest biomes (major life zones), are dominated by broad-leaved trees that form a dense upper canopy (layer of foliage) and contain a diverse array of vegetation and other life.Ecology "This book is logically structured, and uses a comparative approach to address the ecological differences between tropical forests Overall, this book makes a very useful contribution to the literature, and although it is primarily aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates, it will appeal to anyone with an interest in tropical rain.