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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!
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
Important Words 46
About the Author 48