Tropical Rain Forests


How much rain does a tropical rain forest receive each year?

At least 100 inches (254 centimeters) of rain fall each year

They're called rain forests for a reason!

Inside, You'll Find:

How rain forests are important to the health of the entire planet;

Maps, a timeline, ...

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How much rain does a tropical rain forest receive each year?

At least 100 inches (254 centimeters) of rain fall each year

They're called rain forests for a reason!

Inside, You'll Find:

How rain forests are important to the health of the entire planet;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and peoples who live in or near rain forests;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This text is part of a series that takes a look at different geographic features around our world. In this particular entry, the reader learns about Tropical Rain Forests, areas found on the equator, which are notable for their high temperatures and even higher humidity. This easy to follow book has a five chapter set-up followed by sections called, in order, True Statistics, Resources (a current grouping of books and websites and places to visit that address the topic with creativity and well-researched information), Important Words, an Index, and About the Author. The chapters focus on the various layers of canopy, the plants and animals found within and how all support a healthy ecosystem, the tribes living in the rain forests, the uses of the rain forest in today's world, and the delicate balance that must be maintained if we are to keep the rain forests alive and healthy. The author notes that rain forests are being destroyed faster than any other ecosystem because of the amazing finds in medicines, day-to-day products and crop production; further, climate change, helped along by the destruction of so many trees in the rain forest, will certainly impact us all. Excellent photos and graphics throughout further explain or share everything from the fact that parrots are found in every tropical rain forest in the world to the surprising information that cattle ranching is the biggest source of forest loss in the Amazon rain forest. This is a great book in a strong series "A True Book" for younger students looking for information about geographic regions on Earth. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531281031
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Scholastic True Book Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 417,528
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Rain and Heat: How are tropical rain forests different from other ecosystems? 7

2 Layer Upon Layer: How is a tropical rain forest organized? 13

3 A Crowded Space: What and who live in tropical rain forests? 19

The Race to the Top: Why is the canopy the best place to be? 26

4 The Rain Forest Many Uses: How do rain forests help people around the world? 29

5 Delicate Balance: What happens as rain forests disappear? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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