Rainforests of the World, Second Edition: A Reference Handbook

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This authoritative volume examines the reasons for rainforest destruction, the effects of deforestation on indigenous plant and animal life, and the policies and actions that are currently being taken to protect rainforests.


· Includes extensive charts and graphs of rainforest data and a collection of significant legal documents and public manifestos pertaining to rainforest protection

· Provides annotated listings of organizations and additional resources for further research

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The sap from Amazonian copaiba trees could become a substitute fuel for gasoline, and 2,000 tropical plants contain substances for treating various cancers. But a tropical forest the size of New York State disappears each year. This volume describes how rainforests thrive and what impacts occur when they die.

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Kathlyn Gay is a professional writer specializing in social and environmental issues, communication, and American history.

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