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A Walk in the Rain Forest

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Take a walk in the rain forest. It's hot and humid and humming with life. Look up into the dense canopy of leaves above you. Tangled vines lead to the treetops, where parrots squawk and monkeys swing from branch to branch.

A Walk in the Rain Forest

Resources and Conservation

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This series looks at the biology and behavior of the rainforest plants, animals and people, describing how they live together in harmony and balance and how vital they are to the well-being of the world. Resources and Conservation examines the eco-systems provided by the rain forests of the world, why forest clearance is taking place on such a large scale and how it is damaging the delicate environments. Divided into short, concise chapters it looks at the biology and behavior of rain forest plants and describes how they live together.

Resources and Conservation

People and Places

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There is an abundance of life in the rain forests of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Amazon, though few humans live there. People and Places describes what and where the world's tropical rain forests are, how they are decreasing in size, and who the settlers, scientists, and indigenous peoples are who live in the rain forests.

People and Places

Saving the Rain Forests

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Earth Watch examines the science behind environmental problems and solutions in an attractive, child-friendly way. Extra panels contain facts and figures, case studies and activities. First published in hardback in 1999.

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Journey Through the Northern Rainforest

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Put on a Haida Indian eagle mask and soar as a magnificent bird of prey into the endangered world of the northern rainforest. Delicate, clearly captioned line drawings guide readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons of a bald eagle's year, while crystalline photographs by world-renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe and a compelling, fact-filled narrative by Karen Pandell reveal the secrets of our national bird's natural habitat.

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Rain Forests

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Discusses tropical rain forests, including their flora, fauna, and indigenous peoples, as well as the activities that threaten their destruction and the consequences of that destruction.

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Rainforest Birds

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The brightly colored hornbill often follows troops of monkeys through the rainforest to eat pieces of fruit dropped by the munching primates. Rainforest Birds explores jungle habitats and the various species of unique birds that live there.

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Rainforest Birds

How Monkeys Make Chocolate: Foods and medicines from the rainforests

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An account of the interdependence of plants, animals, & humans in the world's rain forests.

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1120L
How Monkeys Make Chocolate: Foods and medicines from the rainforests

Partners and Parents

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Nature ensures that new generations of animals are born to replace those that die in the rainforest. Partners and Parents features spectacular photos and illustrations along with clear, simple text that explains the elegant courtship rituals carried out by butterflies, birds, and mammals, why insects live together in huge colonies, how frogs grow up in tree-top nurseries, and how monkeys and apes like to troop through the forest in peaceful family groups.

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The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the rainforest canopy

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Journey along with Dr. Meg Lowman, a scientist who, with the help of slings, suspended walkways, and mountain-climbing equipment, has managed to ascend into one of our planet's least accessible and most fascinating ecosystems--the rain-forest canopy.

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The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the rainforest canopy