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Portraits of the rainforest
Forsyth, Adrian.
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Publication Information:
Camden East, Ont. : Camden House ; Willowdale, Ont. : Trade distribution by Firefly Books, [1990]

Physical Description:
156 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library QH541.5.R27 F69 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
Grand Island Library QH541.5.R27 F69 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Oversize
Lancaster Library QH541.5.R27 F69 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library QH541.5.R27 F69 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The fecundity of rain forests is echoed by the proliferation of books about them. Here are three new titles, each boasting numerous color photographs.Photos are the main selling point for Vanishing Paradise. Master nature photograph Dalton's high-speed pictures of creatures in action grace the pages: a fishing bat at work, iridescent hummingbirds and butterflies and brilliant macaws in flight, a climbing iguana, a feasting praying mantis, mating frogs, even a walking sloth. Mitchell, a rain forest pioneer, keeps his brief explanations of the complex workings of the rain forest simple and direct. Index.Well-established nature writer/biologist Forsyth provides more in-depth and extensive coverage of the inhabitants of the rain forests of Costa Rica and Peru in Portraits of the Rainforest. Focusing on how various plants, animals, and insects use and contribute to their environment, Forsyth gives equal time to the attractive and the creepy--flowers and snakes, and termites and jaguars--while he also examines the minute and the gigantic, the obvious and the hidden. The photographs here are excellent, but the text is what makes this volume outstanding. Suggested further readings; index.Goulding's Amazon: The Flooding Forest concentrates on the forests of the Amazonian floodplains. The flooded forests bring together the terrestrial and the aquatic in unexpected and intriguing ways. Goulding explains how various species adapt to this precarious and demanding environment. An energetic and clear presentation of amazing facts, this is the companion volume to the BBC series of the same name. Index. ~--Donna Seaman

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