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Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest

Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest

by Bruce M. Beehler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300158335

ISBN-13: 9780300158335

Pub. Date: 08/25/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

Scientist-explorer Bruce Beehler takes us on ten expeditions to remote tropical rainforests in this exhilarating book. He describes the wonders of the rainforest, the surprises that awaited him there, and the wisdom of the native peoples. Beehler concludes with important reflections on why thriving rainforests are so vital to the health of our planet and how we can

Overview

Scientist-explorer Bruce Beehler takes us on ten expeditions to remote tropical rainforests in this exhilarating book. He describes the wonders of the rainforest, the surprises that awaited him there, and the wisdom of the native peoples. Beehler concludes with important reflections on why thriving rainforests are so vital to the health of our planet and how we can better manage them for everyone's benefit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300158335
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 In the Rainforest 4

2 In the Zone and on the Plantation 30

3 On the Trail of Ripley and Ali 54

4 Wallace's Promised Land 84

5 Biodiversity and Intrigue across the Inner Line 105

6 Forest Gardens 128

7 Local People Really Do Count 155

8 Pitiful Scraps of Forest 181

9 Lemurs, Vangas, Chameleons, and Poverty 199

10 The Lost World 221

Epilogue 249

Bibliography 253

Index 255

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