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|Why are rainforests important?||48|
|Why are rainforests being destroyed? ||56|
|How can we save rainforests?||72|
|About the author||86|
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|More than 150 photos|
|Publication Date||Sep 01 2011|
|Trim Size||6" x 9"|
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An overview of tropical rainforests for kids, based on mongabay.com's popular web site for children (kids.mongabay.com). Rainforests describes tropical rainforests, why they are important, and what is happening to them.
Rainforests, published in September 2011, is suitable for kids ages 10 and up as well as adults.
Rainforests is available in two print formats: full-color and black-and-white. Each format is 94 pages with photos.
Rainforests is also available on the Kindle, Nook, and iPad.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rhett Butler is a writer and conservationist who founded mongabay.com, a site focused on tropical rainforests; Tropical Conservation Science, an academic journal that aims to provide opportunities for scientists in developing countries to publish their research; and wildmadagascar.org, a site that highlights the spectacular cultural and biological richness of Madagascar. Apart from his web sites, Rhett's writing has appeared in The Washington Monthly, Yale Environment 360, BBC News, the Jakarta Post, Conservation Letters, Conservation Biology, GeoWorld, Biotropica, and Trends in Evolution & Ecology. Rhett has traveled widely in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. He has a background in economics and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
PRAISE FOR MONGABAY.COM
“Mongabay is the pre-eminent, go-to website for rainforest issues. The articles are always well-researched, well-written, and insightful. Whether you are doing research for a school research paper, looking for cool info on weird jungle creatures, or investigating a corporation that might be harming the tropical environment, Mongabay is ALWAYS the place to start!”
Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D., L.H.D.
“I have conducted research in the tropics for over three decades, and I can tell you that Mongabay is THE best source for important, cutting-edge news about rainforests and their imperilled wildlife. If you want to know about rainforests and nature conservation, Mongabay is hands down the best place to look.”
President Amazon Conservation Team
Author, “Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice”
William F. Laurance, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor & Australian Laureate
Prince Bernhard Chair in International Nature Conservation
Centre for Tropical Environmental & Sustainability Science,
School of Marine & Tropical Biology, James Cook University
Rainforests is printed on-demand, meaning books are only produced as they are ordered, which reduces excess production and waste. Rainforests is printed on acid-free paper stock supplied by an FSC-certified provider. In order to reduce its ecological footprint, Rainforests does not use glossy paper for interior pages.