Out of the Amazon

Author: Sue Cunningham,Susan M. Cunningham,Ghillean T. Prance,Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Publisher: The Stationery Office/Tso


Category: Nature

Page: 121

View: 461


Embark upon a voyage of discovery into the spectacular world of the Brazilian tropical rainforest, brought vividly to life in this selection of stunning photographs. The photos give a wide-ranging insight into the beauty and value of the landscape, focusing on the extraordinary biodiversity of the forest and the indigenous cultures of the region.

The Amazon Rain Forest

Author: Ann Heinrichs

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761446477

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1087


Our world abounds with the wonders of natural beauty. Readers of the books in this series will discover mysterious, exciting, and exotic natural landforms. Through the study of science and social studies, the authors show the diversity of our planet and provide information on the geological history, plants, animals, and people who populate each landform, as well as the environmental issues by which each landform is threatened. Each title in the series also establishes the importance of the history, culture, and environment of the landform in relation to the region in which it is located. with stunning photography, maps, and informative sidebars, Nature's Wonders offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the natural wonders of the world.

The Great Kapok Tree

A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152026141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8157


The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

In Search of the Rain Forest

Author: Candace Slater,Arturo Escobar,Dianne Rocheleau

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332183

Category: Nature

Page: 318

View: 8423


DIVCollection of essays offers a multi-layered understanding of the social complexities of rainforest practice and representation,./div

New Extensions

Author: David Waugh,David Gardner

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748777181

Category: Geography

Page: 153

View: 4392


Extension materials stretch and challenge higher ability pupils whilst encouraging a more in-depth study of themes and places. New Extensions fits easily into existing schemes of work and enables pupils to achieve the Higher National Curriculum levels of attainment.

Flights of Imagination

Aviation, Landscape, Design

Author: Sonja Dümpelmann

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813935849

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 5656


In much the same way that views of the earth from the Apollo missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s led indirectly to the inauguration of Earth Day and the modern environmental movement, the dawn of aviation ushered in a radically new way for architects, landscape designers, urban planners, geographers, and archaeologists to look at cities and landscapes. As icons of modernity, airports facilitated the development of a global economy during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, reshaping the way people thought about the world around them. Professionals of the built environment awoke to the possibilities offered by the airports themselves as sites of design and by the electrifying new aerial perspective on landscape. In Flights of Imagination, Sonja Dümpelmann follows the evolution of airports from their conceptualization as landscapes and cities to modern-day plans to turn decommissioned airports into public urban parks. The author discusses landscape design and planning activities that were motivated, legitimized, and facilitated by the aerial view. She also shows how viewing the earth from above redirected attention to bodily experience on the ground and illustrates how design professionals understood the aerial view as simultaneously abstract and experiential, detailed and contextual, harmful and essential. Along the way, Dümpelmann traces this multiple dialectic from the 1920s to the land-camouflage activities during World War II, and from the environmental and landscape planning initiatives of the 1960s through today.


Author: James Rollins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409136426

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 2611


From the author of ALTAR OF EDEN and MAP OF BONES comes another fantastic mystery adventure, this time set deep in the Amazon jungle. Out of the inhospitable Amazon rainforest a man stumbles into a missionary village. Soon the CIA operative and former Special Forces soldier, his eyes wide with terror, is dead. The photograph of Agent Clark's corpse in the Brazilian morgue shows two intact upper limbs, yet Agent Clark had only one arm, the other lost to a sniper's bullet. Nathan Rand's father led a scientific mission into the rainforest and never returned - the same expedition that took Clark into the jungle. Now Nate is to follow the elder Rand's trail, along with a team of scientists and experienced US Rangers. For somewhere in the dark, impenetrable depths of Earth's most dangerous region lie mysteries that must be solved...whatever the cost. As Nate Rand and his party push on into the jungle, they are haunted by a truth: that they are not alone. But each step brings the team closer to an ancient, unspoken terror that even the native people dread. As madness, fear and horrific death descend upon the second cursed expedition, those still living must confront a power beyond human imagining - one that can for ever alter the world beyond the dark, lethal confines of the Amazon rainforest for better...and for worse.