3 edition of Tropical rainforests of the world found in the catalog.
Tropical rainforests of the world
Rupert O. Matthews
|Statement||author Rupert Matthews ; produced by Ted Smart.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||192|
In this section, we will study the tropical rainforest as a biome, and look at the general characteristics of tropical rainforest. In the next section we shall study it as an ecosystem. Distrubution. Tropical rainforests are distributed in three major areas: East Africa. Most of the tropical rainforests are found at the Congo Basin. South America. Tropical forests include dense rainforests, where rainfall is abundant year-round; seasonally moist forests, where rainfall is abundant, but seasonal; and drier, more open woodlands. Tropical forests of all varieties are disappearing rapidly as humans clear the natural landscape to make room for farms and pastures, to harvest timber for.
This book is a specialized look at the particular ecosystem of tropical rainforests or jungles. The book is concise and engaging including detailed photographs. The book is probably appropriate for a middle school science class/5(2). Tropical rainforests are globally threatened and often rare ecosystems. According to The Nature Conservancy, only 2% of the world’s total surface area is home to rainforests, while rainforests are home to 50% of the world’s plants and : Brian Joseph McFarland.
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Title: Tropical Rainforests Author: Seymour Simon Genre: Photographic Essay Theme(s): Life in a Rainforest Opening line/sentence: Imagine being surrounded by thick walls of green plants.
Brief Book Summary: This photographic essay by Seymour Simon elaborately describes the ins and outs of the tropical rainforests of the anied by vivid and detailed photos, this /5. "Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World is the first book to bring together leading scientists to describe the ecology and conservation of these lesser-known rainforests in an attempt to place them on par with tropical rainforests in conservation efforts, including those of both the Pacific Coast and inland Northwestern North America /5(6).
Tropical rainforests follow the Equator around the world. Tropical rainforests of the world book The world’s most famous rain forests, including the Amazon Rainforest, are found in South America.
Other well-known rainforests include Africa’s Congo rainforest, Australia’s Daintree Rainforest, and the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo. Rainforests are found throughout the world, not only in tropical regions, but also in temperate regions like Canada, the United States, and the former Soviet Union.
These forests, like tropical rainforests, receive abundant, year-round rainfall, and are characterized by an enclosed canopy and high species diversity, but lack the year-round.
Excellent book. Lost Worlds, adventures in the tropical rainforest does more than give a reader a in depth look of the ecology of a rainforest, it gives the reader insight to some of the socioeconomic factors and other pressures that continue to threaten the existence of many of the rainforest today/5(10).
A book about the rain forest An overview of tropical rainforests for kids, based on ’s web site for children (), which draws more thanvisitors per month.
Rainforests describes tropical rainforests, why they are important, what is happening to them, and how they can be saved. Tropical rainforests are rainforests that occur in areas of tropical rainforest climate in which there is no dry season – all months have an average precipitation of at least 60 mm – and may also be referred to as lowland equatorial evergreen rainforests are typically found between 10 degrees north and south of the equator (see map); they are a sub-set of the tropical.
Tropical rainforests are a world like none other; and their importance to the global ecosystem and human existence is paramount. Unparalleled in terms of their biological diversity, tropical rainforests are a natural reservoir of genetic diversity which offers a rich source of medicinal plants, high-yield foods, and a myriad of other useful forest products.
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Along the way, he delivers a comprehensive view of the crucial roles rainforests serve, the state of the world’s rainforests today, and the inspirational efforts underway to save them. The photos below, included in full color in the book, showcase the beauty and diversity of our planet's rainforests.
All photographs by Thomas Marent. Tropical forests, or rainforests, occupy the so-called inter-tropical area of the planet, that is the area between the Tropic of the Cancer and that of the Tropic of the Capricorn. Large rainforests are mainly in Latin America (Amazonia) where they are called selva, in Africa (Congo, Cameroon, Madagascar, etc.), in the Indo-Malay area (Philippines, Indonesia, [ ].
Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World brings together leading scientists from around the world to describe the ecology and conservation of these lesser-known rainforests in an attempt to place them on par with tropical rainforests in conservation efforts.
The book. summarizes major scientific findings. Tropical forests presently cover about billion hectares or about 16 percent of Earth's land surface.
The world's largest rainforest is the Amazon rainforest. Brazil has the largest extent of rainforest cover, including nearly two-thirds of the Amazon. Rainforests also exist outside the tropics, including temperate North America, South. This is the forest primeval. Henry Longfellow, Evangeline () INTRODUCTION.
Tropical rainforests are the most complex ecosystems on earth. Rainforests (better known to many people as jungles) have been the dominant form of vegetation in the tropics for literally millions of years, and beneath their high canopy lives a diversity of species which is unrivalled anywhere else on.
Tropical forests cover a large part of the globe, but temperate rainforests only occur in few regions around the world. Temperate rainforests are rainforests in temperate regions.
They occur in North America (in the Pacific Northwest in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California), in Europe (parts of the British Isles such as the coastal areas of Ireland and. As you can see from the map to the right, the tropical rainforests are, indeed, located in the tropics, a band around the equator from ° N (the Tropic of Cancer) to ° S (the Tropic of Capricorn) (red lines on map, right).
Because the Earth tilts degrees on its axis as it travels around the sun, at some point in the year (the solstices, June 22nd in the north, December. With full color images featuring interesting wildlife and grand expanses of forest, the book is an enticing introduction to tropical rainforests for children.
The importance of rainforests for the entire planet is woven into the particulars about the animals and plants that can be found there.
Tropical rainforests, which account for only seven percent of the world’s total land mass, harbor as much as half of all known varieties of s say that just a four-square-mile area of rainforest may contain as many as 1, different types of flowering plants and species of trees, all which have evolved specialized survival mechanisms over the millennia that mankind Author: Earth Talk.
Get this from a library! Tropical rainforests. [Jean Hamilton; Vicki León; Frank Balthis; Ashala Nicols-Lawler] -- Describes the unique plants and animals that exist in tropical rainforests, their interdependence, and their importance to the world's ecology."Richard Primack and Richard Corlett make a convincing case that tropical rainforests in the five principal ecoregions have major differences that must be taken into account both for setting research priorities and for addressing local, regional, and national conservation may become the most important book on tropical forests published in the first decade of the.
Tropical rainforests support higher land area units (acres or hectares) of biodiversity when compared to temperate or arid forest ecosystems. There are some educated guesses by experts that tropical rainforests on our planet contain about 50% of the world’s terrestrial plant and animal species.