Tropical Rainforest

Tropical Rainforest

Our Most Valuable and Endangered Habitat With A Blueprint for Its Survival Into the Third Millennium

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the rainforest ecology and examines how rainforests are threatened by humans, and what can be done to preserve this resource.

Book News
Revised edition of a reference in which Newman (an expert with four decades of experience in the field) discusses rainforest issues. Following a description of the magical qualities of the forest interior, he offers an explanation of its structure and interdependent web of life, as well as the current human pressures including timber extraction, slash and burn migration agriculture, fuelwood collection, cattle raising, mining, and pollution. Finally, he presents a blueprint for survival in which he analyzes agroforestry and other sustainable production techniques that suggest how forests can be managed without further destruction. Contains 300 color photographs, six color maps, and 120 b&w illustrations. Oversize: 9.25x12.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York, NY : Checkmark Books, c2002
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780816039739
Branch Call Number: 577.34 NEW
Characteristics: xi, 260 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 32 cm


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