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Title:
Life in the Amazon rain forest
Author:
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955-
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the history, life, and culture of the Yanomami, an indigenous tribe still living a primitive existence in the Amazon rain forest.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1140 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.7 5.0 31279.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.5 8 Quiz: 20688 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9781560063872

9781565103870
Format :
Book

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Describes the history, life, and culture of the Yanomami, an indigenous tribe still living a primitive existence in the Amazon rain forest.


Author Notes

Stuart A. Kallen has written more than 250 nonfiction books for children and young adults. His books have covered countless aspects of human history, culture, and science from the building of the pyramids to the music of the twenty-first century.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-An introduction to the Yanomami society of the Amazon basin. Kallen describes the tribe's traditional way of life, their food sources, shelter, gender roles, and spiritual beliefs. He provides an overview of their encounters with outsiders from the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century to more recent and extensive incursions by rubber tappers and gold miners and stresses the harmful impact of disease and pollution resulting from these meetings. Like many books about the rain forest, this one notes the rapid destruction of irreplaceable resources, including plant species that might supply new medicines. Finally, as governments, businesses, and environmentalists debate, Kallen speculates on the fate of the Yanomami and their land. The small black-and-white photos are dark and lack detail. The text, while adequate for reports, will not captivate readers, and teachers may cringe at some of the grammatical mistakes. An annotated list for further reading notes Web sites, books, and articles.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.