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Title:
Rain forests
Author:
Cole, Melissa S.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Blackbirch Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the topography, climate, and plant and animal life of the rain forsests, as well as the interaction that humans have with them.
Language:
English
Contents:
What makes rain forests unique? -- Layers of plants in rain forests -- How animals survive in rain forests -- On the floor and in the water -- Food chain -- Humans and rain forests -- Food web.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 0.5 70311.
ISBN:
9781567118087
Format :
Book

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Along the Pacific Coast of North America is one of the world's richest biomes. Here, ancient trees cloaked in moss and shrouded in fog house rare spotted owls, gliding squirrels, and giant woodpeckers.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Each volume offers an introductory overview of one North American habitat. While the writing is simple, sentence variety saves the texts from the plodding style frequently found in such series. Cole explains the unique features of each habitat and offers basic information about some plants and animals found there. She also provides a diagram and an explanation of a food chain and food web. Another section considers the impact of humans on the area. Unfortunately, there are no maps to bolster the written descriptions. There is some overlap in the sections on human impact in Forest and Rain Forest, including the use of the same picture. In all three volumes, the well-chosen, full-color photographs reinforce but do not overwhelm the written information. In fact, they may even capture the attention of browsers and extend the books' usefulness beyond report writers. Virginia Wright-Frierson offers a more personal perspective in A North American Rain Forest Scrapbook (Walker, 1999), and Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's Prairies (Holiday, 1996) is similar in scope to Cole's Prairies.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
What Makes Rain Forests Unique?p. 6
Layers of Plants in Rain Forestsp. 8
How Animals Survive in Rain Forestsp. 12
On the Floor and in the Waterp. 16
Food Chainp. 19
Humans and Rain Forestsp. 20
Food Webp. 23
Glossaryp. 24
For Further Readingp. 24
Indexp. 24