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Insects and spiders are the world's most successful animals. They appeared on earth more than 400 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs existed. Today, even though they can be found almost everywhere on earth, tropical rainforests are home to the vast majority of insects and spiders. It is possible that nine out of every ten insects on earth live in these habitats. This book looks at the huge range of insects and spiders that live in the rainforest, and at their homes, food and threats. Beautifully designed, and illustrated with stunning new photographs, this book's features include special 'links' boxes highlighting the relationships of rainforest insects to those living in other habitats around the world; and 'Rainforest secrets' revealing amazing facts and stories about some extraordinary insects such as exploding ants and jumping spiders.
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The author, Edward Parker, is a freelance photojournalist and author, specialising in environmental issues and development issues in Latin America, where he travels to regularly. He also works for WWF. Over the last decade he has travelled extensively throughout Latin America contributing to reports, magazines and books. The consultant, Dr Paul Toyne, is an environmental scientist and ecologist. He is a senior Conservation Officer at WWF where he is currently working on international forestry issues. He has been involved with WWF campaigns for conserving rare animals such as tigers and is an expert on birds of prey and parrots.Review:
'the close-up photographs will be inspiring for young minds. The author is a freelance photo-journalist and the images in [this] book have been augmented with some of the best rainforest images from other sources making them great books for children aged from 7 to 13.' -- School Librarian, Winter 2002
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Book Description Hodder Wayland, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0750238712