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Atlas of Rain Forests
     

Atlas of Rain Forests

by Anna Lewington
 
Two books, thematically arranged, that deal with endangered peoples (Threatened Cultures) and species (Rain Forests) in an atlas format.

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Two books, thematically arranged, that deal with endangered peoples (Threatened Cultures) and species (Rain Forests) in an atlas format.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpThe breadth of coverage is this atlas's most impressive feature. Lewington includes information about temperate rain forests as well as the varieties of plant and animal life in habitats on many continents. Regional pages offer overviews of the types of rain forests on a continent such as Africa and explain how the environment in the area is changing due to economic development and other factors. Feature pages offer insights about cultures of indigenous peoples or spotlight unique animals, trees, or other plants found in a specific area. Each two-page spread is enhanced by full-color photographs that effectively illustrate the essays. Regional maps show where the people, animals, or plants live, and an accompanying inset map places the area in the context of its continent. The wonders of majestic trees, the diversity of animal and plant life, and the resourcefulness of humans in adapting to many environments come through clearly. But underlying the text is the ominous certainty that destruction of habitat threatens most of the lives documented in these pages. From the western red cedar in Alaska to the kauri pine in New Zealand, humans have left indelible imprints. This atlas documents the variety and beauty in the remnants of rain forests that still exist around the globe.Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817247560
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Atlases Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 12.48(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

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