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Encyclopedia of Rainforests
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Preface An Introduction to Tropical Forests: Understanding a Mysterious Place on the Planet The World's Tropical Forests: Where They Are; How Much is Left; How Fast They Are Vanishing Tropical Forest Wildlife Amphibians Arachnids Birds Fish Insects Mammals Reptiles Tropical Forest Plants in the Kingdom of Green Angiosperms: the Flowering Plants Gymnosperms: Conifers, Cycads, and Ghentophtes Pteridophytes: the Ferns People Forest-Dwelling Indigenous Groups Naturalists, Explorers, Scientists and Activists Saving Tropical Forests Imaginative Experiments and Practical Solutions Mother Nature Wants You! Rainforest Resources Reference Publications Magazines, Newsletters, and Reports Videos Embassies and Government Agencies Conservation Groups and International Organizations Organizations and Government Agencies in the United States and Canada

About the Author

DIANE JUKOFSKY is the director of the Rainforest Alliance's Conservation Media Center, which is based in San Jose, Costa Rica. She edits a bimonthly, bilingual news bulletin that features articles about conservation initiatives in Mexico and Central America. She also organizes and leads communication skills workshops for conservation groups in Latin America and the Caribbean, and environmental reporting training seminars for journalists in the region. Her articles on tropical conservation and wildlife have appeared in dozens of science, nature, travel, news, and academic publications, and she has authored chapters in two books about tropical conservation.

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..."a good choice for a general readership that combines discussion of conservation with an encyclopedia-style lookup feature for plants and animals. Because it covers rainforests across the globe, it is helpful for a library that does not have room for all the other books out there. Recommended for junior high or middle school libraries, undergraduate libraries, and public libraries."-E-STREAMS "Recommended for general reference collections at all levels."-CHOICE ..."a clear-eyed attempt by an environmental journalist to sort out her world for the benefit of the rest of us."-American Scientist ..."an excellent introduction to rainforests for high school, public, and undergraduate libraries."-Reference & User Services Quarterly ..."provides a fine introduction to the world of the rainforest and would be appreciated by any high school/undergraduate library."-Library Journal ..."a tightly produced volume teeming with short decriptions, definitions, and facts....should be considered by academic and large public libraries."-Booklist/RBB "This scholarly resource is brimming with fascinating information about rainforests, specifically those in the tropics...it will make an excellent secondary resource for junior high and high school projects...the extensive reading list and resources will be very useful where rainforests are a major interest."-VOYA ?Recommended for general reference collections at all levels.?-CHOICE ?...a clear-eyed attempt by an environmental journalist to sort out her world for the benefit of the rest of us.?-American Scientist ?...an excellent introduction to rainforests for high school, public, and undergraduate libraries.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly ?...provides a fine introduction to the world of the rainforest and would be appreciated by any high school/undergraduate library.?-Library Journal ?...a tightly produced volume teeming with short decriptions, definitions, and facts....should be considered by academic and large public libraries.?-Booklist/RBB ?This scholarly resource is brimming with fascinating information about rainforests, specifically those in the tropics...it will make an excellent secondary resource for junior high and high school projects...the extensive reading list and resources will be very useful where rainforests are a major interest.?-VOYA ?...a good choice for a general readership that combines discussion of conservation with an encyclopedia-style lookup feature for plants and animals. Because it covers rainforests across the globe, it is helpful for a library that does not have room for all the other books out there. Recommended for junior high or middle school libraries, undergraduate libraries, and public libraries.?-E-STREAMS .,."a clear-eyed attempt by an environmental journalist to sort out her world for the benefit of the rest of us."-American Scientist .,."an excellent introduction to rainforests for high school, public, and undergraduate libraries."-Reference & User Services Quarterly .,."provides a fine introduction to the world of the rainforest and would be appreciated by any high school/undergraduate library."-Library Journal .,."a tightly produced volume teeming with short decriptions, definitions, and facts....should be considered by academic and large public libraries."-Booklist/RBB .,."a good choice for a general readership that combines discussion of conservation with an encyclopedia-style lookup feature for plants and animals. Because it covers rainforests across the globe, it is helpful for a library that does not have room for all the other books out there. Recommended for junior high or middle school libraries, undergraduate libraries, and public libraries."-E-STREAMS

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