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Life in a Rain Forest

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Go on a journey through a lush forest filled with layer upon layer of living things. Using the forests of Hawaii as an example, Life in a Rain Forest examines the physical features, processes, and many different species of plants and animals that make up a unique rain forest ecosystem. Find out about the impact of humans on this once-pristine ecosystem and what is being done to save it. Visit this land of volcanoes, tree ferns, and colorful birds and learn what makes it so ...
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Overview

Go on a journey through a lush forest filled with layer upon layer of living things. Using the forests of Hawaii as an example, Life in a Rain Forest examines the physical features, processes, and many different species of plants and animals that make up a unique rain forest ecosystem. Find out about the impact of humans on this once-pristine ecosystem and what is being done to save it. Visit this land of volcanoes, tree ferns, and colorful birds and learn what makes it so special.

Describes the ecosystems of the rain forests of Hawaii, how human activities have affected these forests, and what is being done to protect them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822546856
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Ecosystems in Action Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is an Ecosystem? 6
Chapter 1 The Hawaiian Rain Forest 11
Chapter 2 The Forest Canopy 27
Chapter 3 The Understory 33
Chapter 4 The Groundcover 41
Chapter 5 Ohia, Top to Bottom 47
Chapter 6 People and The Hawaiian Rain Forest 52
What You Can Do 64
Websites 67
Further Reading 68
Glossary 69
Index 71
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