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Tropical rain forests of Amazonia

J. M. Kirby

Tropical rain forests of Amazonia

by J. M. Kirby

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Published by Action Publications in Christchurch, New Zealand .
Written in English


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StatementJ. M. Kirby.
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Open LibraryOL13964972M

  Rainforest Animals - Book Version - Primates, Big Cats, Reptiles & More - The Kids' Picture Show - Duration: The Kids' Picture Show Recommended for you Tropical rainforest, also spelled tropical rain forest, luxuriant forest found in wet tropical uplands and lowlands around the al rainforests, which worldwide make up one of Earth’s largest biomes (major life zones), are dominated by broad-leaved trees that form a dense upper canopy (layer of foliage) and contain a diverse array of vegetation and other life.

  Tropical Forests like Amazon are Losing their Ability to Absorb Carbon, Finds Study Image credits: Reuters. The lost sink capacity was 21 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide - the same as a decade of fossil-fuel emissions from Britain, Germany, France and Canada combined, it added. Deforestation, particularly in the tropical rain forests, has become a major environmental concern, as it can destabilize the earth's tempeature, humidity, and carbon dioxide levels. Efforts to control deforestation, including those at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, remain ineffective.

  Large ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest could collapse in less than 50 years once a crucial tipping point is reached, a new study has claimed. Author: Conrad Duncan.   A tropical rainforest is a rainforest with a high rainfall that grows in a tropical region. Tropical regions – and therefore tropical rainforests – are found near the Equator, an imaginary line that circles the globe, dividing the northern and southern hemispheres. Running parallel above and below the Equator are two more imaginary lines.


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Tropical rain forests of Amazonia by J. M. Kirby Download PDF EPUB FB2

But, this book is very useful for someone, like me, who just wants a basic understanding, in order to appreciate the rain forest when visiting.

It describes how things work in the tropical rain forests of South and Central America. It gives many useful examples of interactions among plants and animals to make the authors' by:   The text provides a sound, basic introduction to tropical rain forests, their climate, their layered structure, and their vital importance to the world’s environment while stopping to look more closely at a few plants and many animals that live in there, such as army ants, piranhas, anacondas, frogs, parrots, bats, and sloths/5(7).

It's teeming with life--many kinds of life. Giant cats and skittish bats. Squawking parrots and upside-down sloths. Even the trees seem animated, with their long, loopy vines.

From its earth floor to the top of the tree canopy, the tropical rain forest has morethings living in it than any other habitat on earth.5/5(9). Tropical Rain Forests (New True Books: Ecosystems (Paperback)) [Benoit, Peter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Tropical Rain Forests (New True Books 5/5(4). There also does not seem to be an "International Tropical Rain Forest of the Macaw," the name given to the book's rainforest at the end. The book is a work of fiction, so of course I cannot fault her for using a fictional name for the forest but, again, even though the story is fictional she should have used a plausible butterfly genus since the rest of the book is so realistic and factual/5(15).

of a tropical rainforest is. sunny and breezy. The treetop branches have small, waxy leaves. Trees that form the emergent layer of the Amazon Rainforest grow as tall as feet. These include the kapok tree and Brazil nut tree.

Scarlet Macaw. A large and colorful. parrot with bright red feathers on most of its body and yellow andFile Size: 3MB. The Amazon Rainforest covers 40% of the South American continent and contains some of the world’s most untouched tropical wilderness.

The next largest rainforests of the Congo in Africa and the rainforested island of New Guinea can fit comfortably inside the vast expanse of Amazonia. Click here for a great selection of Amazon Rainforest books.

Amazon Rainforest Tribe General Facts. W total members, the Yanomani tribe is the largest tribe in the Amazon Rainforest. They live in Northern Brazil and near the border of Southern Venezuela. In contrast, the Kanoe and Akuntsu tribes have no more than 30 members. Tropical Rain Forest    One Small Square is one of our favorite Living Book Series for Science and Nature.

Filled with lovely pictures and tons of great information. Amazon Rainforest, large tropical rainforest occupying the drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in northern South America and covering an area of 2, square miles (6, square km).

Comprising about 40 percent of Brazil ’s total area, it is. 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).

Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change, Second Edition, looks at how tropical rain forest ecology is altered by climate change, rather than simply seeing how plant communities were altered. Shifting the emphasis on to ecological processes, e.g.

how diversity is structured by climate and the subsequent impact on tropical forest ecology Brand: Mark Bush. I’ve also created a mini-book, All About the Amazon Rainforest, as an introduction for kids with all the basic information in one place.

It’s best as a read-aloud for preschool and early elementary and can be read by older elementary students. Check out these videos to explore and learn more.

An Overview of the Amazon Rainforest for Kids. Welcome Baby: Baby Shower Guest Book Cute Baby Animals Tropical Rainforest Wild Safari Jungle Theme (With Bonus Gift Log, Size x) Costa Rica Tropical Flowers Identification Guide (Laminated Foldout Pocket Field Guide) (English and Spanish Edition) Only 19.

Deforestation is endangering rainforests worldwide, driven by logging, mining, agriculture, and ranching. About 17 percent of the Amazonian rainforest has been destroyed over the past 50 years, and. Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest is regarded as the most species-rich section of Amazonia.

The total expanse of Amazon Rainforest spans 40% of South America. Filled with an exceptional diversity of life, the Amazon is the world’s largest tropical forest. Tropical rainforests are home to brilliantly colored birds and spider monkeys that swing like acrobats. Here, tiny tadpoles, lizards, and crabs live in sky-high penthouse mini-ponds formed in the leaves of rootless plants.

The understory and forest floor swarm with insects, worms, frogs, toads, /5. The Amazon rainforest, alternatively, the Amazon Jungle, also known in English as Amazonia, is a moist broadleaf tropical rainforest in the Amazon biome that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America.

This basin encompasses 7, km 2 (2, sq mi), of which 5, km 2 (2, sq mi) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations. It seems that everything about the Amazon Rainforest is amazing, so be prepared for some big numbers as you read about the forest and its wildlife.

Here is a list of some particularly amazing facts about the Amazon Rainforest to start with The Amazon Rainforest is the biggest rainforest in the world.

It covers around billion hectares. Tropical Rainforest Plants Information. The world’s tropical rainforests are home to an incredible number of plants. The Amazon Rainforest alone provides a habitat for o plant species!.

The hot, humid climate of the world’s tropical regions provide ideal conditions for plant life. Synthesizing theoretical and empirical analyses of the processes that help shape these unique ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance of tropical rainforest communities.

Featuring recent advances in paleoecology, climatology, geology, molecular systematics, biogeography, and 3/5(1).Indian Productivity in the Tropical Forest. The Indians of Amazonia have what we would consider an extremely low standard of living.

Living in relative isolation from the national societies of the countries within whose boundaries they live, their economic production, whether from their agricultural practices or their use of game, fish, and natural forest resources, is strictly for their own Cited by: 7.

Introduce your students to the layers of the rainforest and the animals who live there. Explore the adaptations that have evolved over time.