Rainforests of the World

A Reference Handbook

Author: Kathlyn Gay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576074242

Category: Nature

Page: 257

View: 5420

This authoritative volume examines the reasons for rainforest destruction, the effects of deforestation on indigenous plant and animal life, and the policies and actions that are currently being taken to protect rainforests. * Includes extensive charts and graphs of rainforest data and a collection of significant legal documents and public manifestos pertaining to rainforest protection * Provides annotated listings of organizations and additional resources for further research

Environmental Studies

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Diane M. Fortner

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810828353

Category: Reference

Page: 157

View: 3594

Written for young people who are just beginning to develop an awareness about one planet, one people, and one home. Includes nature writings, legal history, current news, and a prediction for the future.

This Borrowed Earth

Lessons from the Fifteen Worst Environmental Disasters around the World

Author: Robert Emmet Hernan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230105270

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 2887

Over the last century mankind has irrevocably damaged the environment through the unscrupulous greed of big business and our own willful ignorance. Here are the strikingly poignant accounts of disasters whose names live in infamy: Chernobyl, Bhopal, Exxon Valdez, Three Mile Island, Love Canal, Minamata and others. And with these, the extraordinary and inspirational stories of the countless men and women who fought bravely to protect the communities and environments at risk.

The Tropical Timber Trade Regime

Author: F. Gale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230371523

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 6945

Gale explains why international negotiations have not produced a sustainable solution to tropical rainforest degradation. Using an innovative, critical approach to international regimes, the author analyzes the structure and operation of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). He shows how the timber industry and producing- and consuming-country governments created a blocking alliance that favoured developmentalist interests and ideas. The ITTO bolstered this alliance by permitting environmentalists merely to voice, but not to negotiate, their concerns.

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241013852

Category: Travel

Page: 464

View: 2138

Now available in ePub format. The new Rough Guide to Costa Rica is the definitive travel guide to this incredible country, with expert information on everything from magnificent national parks to lively cultural festivals and wild beaches. An in-depth field guide with stunning color photography explores Costa Rica's incomparable wildlife, and easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around, and up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, eco-lodges, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops ensure that you won't miss a thing, no matter your budget. Discover Costa Rica's highlights. The Rough Guide to Costa Rica includes detailed practical advice on what to see and do throughout the country, from turtle-watching in Tortuguero to surfing in Santa Teresa, hiking and zip lining through the Monteverde cloud forests to exploring the breathtaking biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Costa Rica.

In the Rainforest

Author: Catherine Caufield

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226097862

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 4776

The most comprehensive study of the world's rainforests available. Catherine Caufield's beautifully written work looks at these threatened resources from historical, political, economical, and biological viewpoints. Her new afterword includes addresses of organizations working to save rainforests.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: International business enterprises

Page: N.A

View: 3172


The Amazon

Author: Roger Harris,Peter Hutchison

Publisher: Bradt Publications

ISBN: 9781841621739

Category: Travel

Page: 406

View: 9335

This new edition has been completely revised with updated information on hotels, lodges and tour operators. It contains a detailed and illustrated natural history section on native species and habitats. The Amazon is an ideal location for eco-travellers, naturalists, sports enthusiasts and explorers. Travellers are given sound advice on responsible travel and planning their own expedition.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wildlife conservation

Page: N.A

View: 6041


Rain Forests

Author: Dwight Holing,Scott Forbes

Publisher: Discovery Books


Category: National parks and reserves

Page: 224

View: 8937

This 224-page title explores the world's magnificent rain forests, from Alaska's temperate Tongass National Forest to Peru's Manu Biosphere Reserve in the heart of the Amazon Basin, and from Borneo's Mount Kinabulu to New Zealand's Fiordland National Park. Numerous informative essays look at the flora and fauna and the human residents of the forests, how to plan a journey, and profile 17 of the most spectacular rainforest destinations in the world. A Travel Tips section offers carefully selected lodging, camping and touring information. The work is lavishly illustrated with more than 250 spectacular photographs as well as specially commissioned maps.

The Island Press Bibliography of Environmental Literature

Author: Joseph Arthur Miller,Yale University. School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 6009

Environnmental professionals have long felt the need for a practical reference work that takes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental research. This comprehensive reference work lists books, monographs, journals, conference proceedings, government reports, and other publications that contain essential information for those working to solve environmental problems--professionals, researchers, policymakers, and students.

Rainforest Organizations

A Worldwide Directory of Private and Governmental Entities

Author: Steve Shipp

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786403813

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 3986

Rainforests -- home to more than half of all plant and animal species on earth while covering less than six percent of the world's land area -- have intricate ecosystems with multitudes of animal and plant species, including humans. Yet deforestation of the rainforests has greatly increased in the past half century. Ten thousand years ago rainforests covered an estimated 9. 5 million square miles, but as millions of trees are lost daily to agricultural and commercial development, scientific studies project the reduction of rainforests to six million square miles by the year 2000 and 3. 5 million square miles by 2050. Numerous scientific, political, conservationist, public-information and other organizations have been formed to address every aspect of rainforests; over 120 worldwide can be found in this directory. Each entry lists the address, phone number, contact person, e-mail or Internet address, (if available), mission statement or goals, publications, and often the group's history and current projects. All listed agencies and organizations readily accept queries for information about rainforests, and most invite participation in their activities and projects.

Environmental Science

Creating a Sustainable Future

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Pub

ISBN: 9780763713164

Category: Science

Page: 730

View: 5282

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