Rain Forests (Insiders Series)by Richard C. Vogt
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INsiders brings rain forests to life, with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art 3-D illustrations that practically leap off every page, stimulating minds and imaginations in a whole new way.
Vogt introduces the basic structure of tropical rain forests and discusses features of the various layers. He considers a variety of plants and focuses on several examples, including the strangler fig and rafflesia. He also notes the serious environmental damage caused by the destruction of the forests. The second half of the volume places selected rain forest animals "in focus." Basic facts about each of them accompany a small world map with the animals' location noted. A grid along the page's edge indicates the layer(s) of the forests in which the animal spends most of its time. Striking visuals, a hallmark of the series, will grab readers' attention. Vertical as well as horizontal spreads create additional visual interest. Vogt includes a glossary and index but no list of resources. With plenty of eye appeal, the book will attract browsers and offer a colorful update for collections needing additional material on the topic.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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