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Tropical forests
Jackson, Tom, 1953-
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Publication Information:
Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [2003]

Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
A comprehensive look at the tropical forest biome, examining its climate, plants, animals, people, and future, plus detailed views of some particular tropical forest locations.
Reading Level:
1110 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 2.0 68357.
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Central Library QH541.5.R27 J328 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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The introductory pages of this book describe the biomes of the world and then tropical forest biome. The 5 main chapters look at different aspects of tropical forests: climate, plants, animals, people, and future. Between the chapters are detailed maps that focus on key forest regions. Throughout the book you'll also find boxed stories or fact files about tropical forests. At the end of the book is a glossary.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Fine introductions to various biomes. Especially effective are the maps. Brief notes for 10 to 12 highlights appear on each one, commenting on the diversity of flora, fauna, and landforms that occurs. Longer overviews of climate, plants, animals, people, and future prospects for the biome alternate with the regional close-ups. Excellent-quality, full-color photographs and related sidebars break up the texts. Edward R. Ricciuti's Chaparral (Benchmark, 1996) covers many of the same topics as Shrublands. Many books about grasslands cover both tropical and temperate varieties; however, Hoare offers a more in-depth examination by focusing on the temperate grassland. Even libraries that have other books about these topics will want to consider adding these for both report writers and general readers.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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