Encyclopedia of Rainforests

Author: Diane Jukofsky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562591

Category: Nature

Page: 328

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Profiles specific animals and plants found in rain forests between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and examines the role of people in the health of the tropical forests.
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The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism

Author: David Bruce Weaver

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851993680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 668

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The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism provides an expert, state-of-the-art and comprehensive knowledge base of the rapidly growing global ecotourism sector. It is divided into eight major sections, and contains 41 chapters, individually authored by international researchers and practitioners in ecotourism. Each chapter combines theory and practice in a complementary way. The scope of the encyclopedia includes definitions and other contextual material, regional perspectives, venues, impacts, planning and management considerations, and issues associated with ecotourism businesses, research and training.
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Encyclopedia of World Geography

Author: R. W. McColl

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816072299

Category: Science

Page: 433

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Presents a comprehensive guide to the geography of the world, with world maps and articles on cartography, notable explorers, climate and more.
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Jungle of the Maya

Author: Douglas Goodell,Jerry Barrack,Jim Wright

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292714120

Category: Nature

Page: 138

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The Selva Maya (Jungle of the Maya) is one of the world's most magical yet least appreciated places—an enormous tropical forest that encompasses much of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. At 9,000,000 acres, it is the largest contiguous tropical forest north of the Amazon in the Western Hemisphere. Within its borders, the Selva Maya provides habitat for an astonishing diversity of plants and animals—more than 500 species of birds alone. The forest also contains the fascinating ruins of ancient Maya cities, which attract visitors and researchers from all over the globe. Jungle of the Maya presents a stunning photographic portrait of this irreplaceable natural treasure. Nature photographers Douglas Goodell and Jerry Barrack capture the living wonders of the jungle—jaguars and other cats; spider and howler monkeys; hummingbirds and butterflies; and snakes, amphibians, and insects—as well as the region's hallmark Maya sites, including Tikal, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Tulum. Environmental writer Jim Wright invitingly describes the Selva Maya's natural and human history, helping visitors and residents appreciate the riches to be found in the forest and the need to protect and preserve them for generations to come. Because human activities are encroaching more and more on the Mayan forest, Jungle of the Maya is a beautiful book with a timely message. As renowned naturalist Archie Carr III sums it up in his foreword, "Today, the Selva Maya is at risk again. As modern beings, can we manage the forest better than we believe the ancient Maya did? We should. We have the archaeological record to draw from. We have modern science. And we still have inspiration whispered to us by spirits in the great plazas of Tikal and beyond. Turn the pages, and witness."
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Encyclopedia of the Developing World

Author: Thomas M. Leonard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415976640

Category: Developing countries

Page: 1759

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These crochet jackets from Coats & Clark let you change your wardrobe whenever you change your mood. Is it a day for quick decisions and getting things done? Toss on Confident, a button-down coat with a hem that cruises below the hip. If being Serene is more your thing, then mix a playful puff stitch with shades of green to create a jacket as peaceful as a forest retreat. Hunting for a way to buck the trends? The Bold jacket is camo-inspired, but it won t let you get lost in a crowd. Romantic is a cropped hoodie that hugs your shoulders and frames your face with soft bobbles. 4 jackets to crochet: Confident by Angel Rhett (sizes 8, 10, 12) ; Serene and Romantic, both by Ann E. Smith (sizes S, M, L, XL) ; and Bold by Kathleen Sams (sizes S, M, L) .
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Encyclopedia of World Climatology

Author: John E. Oliver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402032641

Category: Science

Page: 854

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Today, given the well-publicized impacts of events such as El Niño, there is an unequaled public awareness of how climate affects the quality of life and environment. Such awareness has created an increasing demand for accurate climatological information. This information is now available in one convenient, accessible source, the Encyclopedia of World Climatology. This comprehensive volume covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies information on climates in major continental areas, and explains the intricacies of climatic processes. The level of presentation will meet the needs of specialists, university students, and educated laypersons. A successor to the 1986 Encyclopedia of Climatology, this compendium provides a clear explanation of current knowledge and research directions in modern climatology. This new encyclopedia emphasizes climatological developments that have evolved over the past twenty years. It offers more than 200 informative articles prepared by 150 experts on numerous subjects, ranging from standard areas of study to the latest research studies. The relationship between climatology and both physical and social science is fully explored, as is the significance of climate for our future well-being. The information is organized for speedy access. Entries are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, thoroughly indexed, and cross-referenced. Every entry contains useful citations to additional source materials. The Editor John E. Oliver is Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University. He holds a B.Sc. from London University, and a MA and Ph.D from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia University and then at Indiana State where he was formerly Chair of the Geography-Geology Department, and Assoc iate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. He has written many books and journal articles in Climatology, Applied Climatology and Physical Geography.
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Nature Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405335661

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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What is life like underground? Where can you find the world's ugliest fish? Why are fungi so fantastic? Take an amazing look at the natural world to find out! Discover plants and animals and where they live - from deserts to oceans, rainforests to mountains. Packed with curiosity quizzes, 'turn and learn' boxes and 'did you know?' facts, plus amazing photographs so there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for National Curriculum Key Stage 1. Go ahead and take a leap into the natural world!
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First Animal Encyclopedia Rainforests

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

ISBN: 9781408843086

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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An amazing introduction to jungle and rainforest life accompanied by brilliant full colour photos of a wide range of creatures in action. Learn how the animals that spend their lives surrounded by some of the world's biggest forests hunt for food, raise their young or hide from predators such as giant spiders, poisonous frogs, hungry jaguars, and much much more! Packed full of fantastic photos this is a perfect first introduction to rainforest animals.
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