by Rhett Ayers Butler


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An overview of tropical rainforests for kids. Rainforests describes tropical rainforests, why they are important, and what is happening to them. Rainforests is based on the award-winning mongabay.com web site.

Rainforests includes discussion of topics including conservation and protected areas, biodiversity and ecology, environmental activism, sustainable development, consumption, and economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463774578
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Rhett Butler is a writer and conservationist who founded mongabay.com, a site focused on tropical rainforests; Tropical Conservation Science, an academic journal that aims to provide opportunities for scientists in developing countries to publish their research; and wildmadagascar.org, a site that highlights the spectacular cultural and biological richness of Madagascar. Apart from his web sites, Rhett's writing has appeared in The Washington Monthly, Yale Environment 360, BBC News, the Jakarta Post, Conservation Letters, Conservation Biology, GeoWorld, Biotropica, and Trends in Evolution & Ecology. Rhett has traveled widely in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. He has a background in economics and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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