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Tropical Rainforest : Our Most Valuable Endangered Habitat with a Blueprint for Its Survival Into the Third Millenniium - Revised Edition

Newman, Arnold

Published by Checkmark Books, 2002
ISBN 10: 0816039739 / ISBN 13: 9780816039739
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Title: Tropical Rainforest : Our Most Valuable ...

Publisher: Checkmark Books

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

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Foreward by the Dalai Lama, Introduction by Jane Goodall, Prologue by Robert Redford. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001203

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Synopsis: Now available in a revised edition, this landmark volume takes readers deep inside the "living cathedral" of the forest interior and examines the forces that threaten the biome's survival. It presents an action plan for the concerned individual and the whole of humanity to implement before the potentially bleak consequences of tropical deforestation become unavoidable. Combining 300 stunning fullcolor photographs with comprehensive fact-filled text and extensively revised bibliography and tables, the book is destined to remain the leading reference on this vital issue. Among the topics covered are: What is a Tropical Rainforest?: Examines the vast array of species and life forms that comprise the rainforest; The Web of Life: Explains the dynamics of the rainforest, including pollination and seed dispersal and the food chain; Threats to the Forest: Details the contributing factors to rainforest destruction, including timber extraction, mining and pollution, and cattle raising; What Do We Lose?: Focuses on the effects of deforestation, such as the loss of biological diversity, atmospheric stability, and dwindling land, natural, and human resources; A Blueprint for Survival: Offers concrete plans for conservation, including habitat preservation, funding for rainforest projects, stabilizing the migrant cultivator, and wood production for the future; Reason for Hope: New to this edition, this chapter offers information on the future of tropical rainforests. "Thank you, Arnold Newman, for giving us this beautiful volume, for enhancing our understanding, for increasing our sense of wonder, for encouraging us to become fervently committed and involved in saving the forests of the world for our children and grandchildren." -Jane Goodall, Ph.D."

Product Description: Fully revised, this landmark volume takes readers deep inside the "living cathedral" of the forest interior and examines the forces that threaten the biome's survival.

Tropical Rainforest presents an action plan for the concerned individual and the whole of humanity to implement before the potentially bleak consequences of tropical deforestation become unavoidable. Combining comprehensive fact-filled text and an extensively revised bibliography and tables with 300 stunning full-color photographs, this book is destined to remain the leading reference on this vital issue.

Among the topics covered are:
* What is a Tropical Rainforest?: Examines the vast array of species and life forms that comprise the rainforest
* This Web of Life: Explains the dynamics of the rainforest, including pollination and seed dispersal and the food chain
* Threats to the Forest: Details the contributing factors to rainforest destruction, including timber extraction, mining and pollution, and cattle raising
* What Do We Lose?: Focuses of the effects of deforestation, including dwindling land, natural, and human resources
* A Blueprint for Survival: Offers concrete plans for conservation, such as habitat preservation, and funding for rainforest projects
* Reason for Hope: Assesses the future of the tropical rainforest.

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"...big, beautifully designed and illustrated with extraordinary photographs." -Friends of the Earth

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