Living in a Rain Forest

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Contents include: What makes land a rain forest? Why are rain forests important? What's green and growing in a rain forest? What animals live in a rain forest? How do animals live in a rain forest? What's for dinner in a rain forest? How do rain forest animals get food? How does a rain forest affect people? How do people affect a rain forest.
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Overview

Contents include: What makes land a rain forest? Why are rain forests important? What's green and growing in a rain forest? What animals live in a rain forest? How do animals live in a rain forest? What's for dinner in a rain forest? How do rain forest animals get food? How does a rain forest affect people? How do people affect a rain forest.
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Gr 3-6-Baldwin uses a question-and-answer format to provide basic information about each habitat. After explaining its distinguishing characteristics, she discusses the plants and animals found there. Small diagrams help explain the habitat's food web. She also considers both the destructive actions of humans that threaten the regions and the conservation efforts of individuals and groups. The respective titles discuss alpine as well as arctic tundra, and include some information about temperate rain forests. In such brief introductions, many topics necessarily receive cursory coverage. Maps help readers understand where the habitats are found worldwide. Although the rain-forest area of North America is indicated on the map, it is not included in the facing table that gives statistics about original sizes and deforestation rates. Small color photographs are interspersed among text boxes. Acceptable purchases for libraries needing additional resources for reports.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403429926
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Living Habitats Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Baldwin is a freelance writer in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has written for a variety of local and national publications. Baldwin developed Teaching the Story from materials that she taught in several different classrooms. She is active in the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and presents at educational conferences and workshops nationwide. You can contact Carol Baldwin through Maupin House Publishing for in-service training and conference speaking.
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