Rainforest Tree Houses
A photographer shares a rare glimpse of mountain gorillas in the wild -- and inspires readers to help protect them.
Why do Australian rainforests occur as islands within the vast tracts of Eucalyptus? Why is fire a critical ecological factor in every Australian landscape? What were the consequences of the use of fire by the Ice Age colonists? In this original and challenging book, David Bowman critically examines all hypotheses that have been advanced to answer these questions. He demonstrates that fire is the most critical factor in controlling the distribution of rainforest throughout Australia. Furthermore, while Aboriginal people used fire to skillfully manage and preserve habitats, he concludes that they did not significantly influence the evolution of Australia's unique flora and fauna. This volume, the first comprehensive overview of the diverse literature on this topic, solves the puzzle of the archipelago of rainforest habitats in Australia. It is essential reading for all ecologists, foresters, conservation biologists, and others interested in the biogeography and ecology of Australian rainforests.
Bursting with fascinating facts and striking photographs and illustrations, this bumper book provides spectacular, top-to-bottom guide of the great rain forest: from the highest brances, through the dense canopy and thick jungle, to the dark depths of the roots. Featuring extreme close-ups, cutaways and clear, informative captions, this title provides children with an abundance of information. Take A Closer Look At Rain Forest as you've never seen it before, and discover what marvels and mysteries this beautiful and threatened world has to offer. A Closer Look At offers dramatic new perspectives on popular topics. The illustrations, presented in a variety of unusual ways, are designed to stimulate both interest and knowledge. Each book begins with a double-page spread presenting a complete overview of the subject, followed by spreads exploring aspects of the subject in more detail.
Rebooting My Brain is the true story of what happens when you get yanked out of your life by a crisis and have to get back on the ride all over again. With refreshing candor, Maria Ross shares how the relentless pace of her life came to a screeching halt when an undetected brain aneurysm ruptured and nearly killed her. Along her stubborn road back to health, her resulting cognitive and emotional challenges forced her sometimes kicking and screaming to reframe her life, her work and her identity. With humor and heart, Ross shares what it was like being blind for six weeks, how a TV crime drama and a brain-games website played key roles in her recovery, and why a handmade necklace helped her regain her sense of self. Ross reveals the keys to her extraordinary comeback and how her perspective is forever changed, mostly for the better. Funny, touching and real, this book not only shares an inspirational story of transformation but enlightens readers about the surprising effects of brain injury... and explores the question, "How do our brains define who we are?""
When Kate Evans moves to a seaport town in New Hampshire, she is thrilled that her new home is located at the edge of an enchanted forest. She and her new friend and neighbor, Luke, explore the wonders of nature until they stumble upon an unsolved mystery hidden in a tree trunk. They ponder the questions What are the magical secrets of the woods? Will we discover the secrets of the fairy houses? Can those secrets help us save the land we love before it’s sold and developed? This entrancing story is a beautifully illustrated adventurecomplete with a map and hidden magical delightsthat is designed to engage children in the enjoyment of nature and increase environmental awareness.
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