Rainforests Of The World / Edition 2

Rainforests Of The World / Edition 2

by Kathlyn Gay
     
 

This authoritative volume examines the reasons for rainforest destruction, the effects of deforestation on indigenous plant and animal life, and the policies and actions that are currently being taken to protect rainforests.

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Overview

This authoritative volume examines the reasons for rainforest destruction, the effects of deforestation on indigenous plant and animal life, and the policies and actions that are currently being taken to protect rainforests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576074244
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/13/2001
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Rainforests of the World1
An Overview1
How Forests Affect Precipitation, Climate, Soil, and the Global Carbon Cycle3
Rainforests in North America5
Tropical Rainforests of the World8
Causes of Deforestation11
The Impacts of Deforestation on Indigenous People19
Effects of Deforestation on Natural Resources21
Efforts To Preserve Rainforests23
2Chronology29
3Biographical Sketches41
4Facts and Statistics67
Misconceptions about Rainforests67
Temperate Rainforests67
Tropical Rainforests76
Atmospheric Effects of Carbon Dioxide Emissions88
Documents on Rainforests89
5Directory of Organizations111
6Selected Print Resources137
Atlases, Anthologies, Directories, and Guides138
Biodiversity and Species Extinction143
General Environmental Subjects147
Global Warming149
Indigenous Peoples150
Sustainable Society152
Temperate Rainforests155
Tropical Rainforests160
7Selected Nonprint Resources177
Online Computer Databases177
Computer Networks179
Computer Programs and Videodiscs180
Films and Videocassettes181
Addresses for Distributors and Vendors194
Glossary197
Index203

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