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Posted April 28, 2008
Written by Laura Tangley, this book is very factual, covering many topics needed to learn about the rainforest. This book looks at why rainforests are being destroyed, the consequences and there losses, and ways that the deforestation can be stopped. If you enjoy learning about what happens in these tropical habitats then you will like reading about many things that rainforests have to offer. This book was written for today's citizens of Northern Nations who may impact what happens to rainforests in the future. If you care that at least 50 million acres of rainforest are lost each year then you want to read this book for possible solutions. 'If the destruction is allowed to run it's course, Earth will suffer the most devastating blow to life in all our history' says Thomas E. Lovejoy of the Smithsonian Institution. These forests have provided humankind with many products essential to everyday life. Rainforests also maintain a good soil quality and stability. They play a very big role in controlling both local and global climates. Rainforests contain half of the worlds plant and animal species. Rainforests provide food, wood, spices, medicine, oils, fibers, and a wealth of many other products. Rainforests are being cut down for things like commercial lodging, agriculture, cattle ranching, and developments such as dams, roads, and mines. Scientists estimate 1 rainforest species goes extinct every 15 minutes. The loss of tropical rainforests is a tragedy that affects people worldwide. Tropical rainforests are one of the world's most diverse natural habitats. This book includes some ideas and solutions on what an average citizen like yourself and I can do to help. I gave the book 4 stars for great factual information. Remember, everyone can make a difference in some way or the other to help protect rainforests from becoming extinct.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.