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Tropical Rain Forests Around the World
     

Tropical Rain Forests Around the World

by Elaine Landau
 

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Discusses the environmental conditions of rain forest, the plants and animals that live in these forests, and the dangers of deforestation.

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Discusses the environmental conditions of rain forest, the plants and animals that live in these forests, and the dangers of deforestation.

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A general survey of the flora and fauna of a rain forest. After defining the tropical forest and describing how it differs from the forests of North America, Landau discusses the three types of greenery: the canopy, the understory, and the floor. She concentrates on the broad definitions and gives little specific information. Additional details are included in the captions for the excellent quality full-color photographs. Two pages are devoted to insects, again with little detail. Animals are more fully described, and there are good color plates of the birds. Only two pages are included on the people. The best section of the book describes the uses of the forest, but it is misleading to say that burning the rain forest is the cause of the greenhouse effect. A very poor map does little to help readers discover the location of rain forests around the world. A book that's too broad and oversimplified to be useful as a primary resource for reports. --Margaret C. Howell, West Springfield Elementary School, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531108963
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1990
Series:
First Books Series
Edition description:
37100 Scholastic Library
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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