Rainforest

Rainforest

by Sara Oldfield
     
 

An exploration of the diverse wildlife of the world's major rainforests, illustrated with 200 color photographs.See more details below

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An exploration of the diverse wildlife of the world's major rainforests, illustrated with 200 color photographs.

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"Bottom line: both a lovely book and a substantial one."
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The MIT Press

"This is a celebration of the flora and fauna of the world's rainforests." Wildlife Activist

The MIT Press

"While the text is informative, the photographs vividly depict the beauty of rainforest ecosystems...." Richard Walthers Green@Work Magazine

The MIT Press

Library Journal
Oldfield, global programs director of the wildlife conservation charity Fauna & Flora International, here celebrates the world's rainforests with 200 superb color photographs and a well-crafted text. Her introduction provides definitions, discussion of human involvement with rainforests (including use, abuse, and indigenous occupation), and brief overviews of destruction and conservation efforts in general. In the remaining nine chapters, which make up the majority of the book, she examines rainforests by geographic region (e.g., Africa, Madagascar, India, Indonesia, Central America, the Caribbean, the Amazon, Brazil, and the Temperate Rainforests), discussing the area in general, the human inhabitants and/or uses by humans, the wealth of plant and animal resources, and those most in peril. Included are examples where plants, animals, and humans are highly threatened and happily-though still too rarely-examples of some conservation success stories. A map, a threatened and endangered species list, addresses of organizations, and a brief index are included. This large-format volume is not just for the coffee table owing to its quality organization and quick but engaging text. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-Nancy Moeckel, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262151061
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
12.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Bottom line: both a lovely book and a substantial one." Infodad.com

The MIT Press

"This is a celebration of the flora and fauna of the world's rainforests." Wildlife Activist

The MIT Press

"While the text is informative, the photographs vividly depict the beauty of rainforest ecosystems...." Richard Walthers Green@Work Magazine

The MIT Press

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