Bats and big cats. Armies of ants. Squawking parrots. Strangling figs. From the ground up to the tree tops, the tropical rainforest teems with life. Stunning drawings, step-by-step experiments, fun-to-do activities, and fascinating facts abound in this magical exploration of an essential ecosystem, in danger of disappearing forever. Tropical Rain Forest is a new edition to the One Samll Square Series not previously published in hardcover.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction.What Lives in a Rain Forest? Where Rain Forests are Found.Forest Floor: Army Ants, Buttress Roots, Soil.Forest Floor: Herbivores, Camouflage.Forest Floor: Predators Including Big Cats.Midstory: Vines, Sloths, Snakes.Midstory: Frogs, Parasites, Large Insects.Midstory: Highway to the Top.Canopy: Where the Light Is, Epiphytes, Reptiles.Canopy: Creatures That Live in a Bromeliad "Pond".Canopy: Colorful Butterflies and Birds.Canopy: Monkeys.Canopy: Trees That Emerge from the Canopy, Eagles and Other Soaring Predators.When the Rain Forest Floods.Why Save the Rain Forest.