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Author Gay, Kathlyn.
Title Rainforests of the world : a reference handbook / Kathlyn Gay.
Imprint Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2001.


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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 257 pages)
Series Contemporary world issues
Contemporary world issues.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-230) and index.
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Subject Rain forest ecology.
Rain forests.
Rain forest conservation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Deforestation -- Environmental aspects -- Tropics.
Genre Handbooks and manuals.
Contents Rainforest Locations -- Tropical Rainforests -- Temperate Rainforests -- Vital Support Systems -- Rainforest Habitats -- Tropical Habitats -- Temperate Habitats -- Products from Tropical Forests -- Indigenous People -- Problems, Controversies, and Solutions -- Disappearing Forest Cover -- Government Policies Contributing to Deforestation -- Amazonia Rainforest Destruction -- North American Policies -- Logging in the Tropics -- Other Causes of Tropical Deforestation -- Cattle Ranching -- Oil Extraction -- Dam Building -- The Impacts of Deforestation -- Indigenous People in Jeopardy -- Effects on Natural Resources -- Forest Fires and Global Warming -- Record Forest Fires -- Climate Change -- Efforts to Preserve Rainforests -- International Efforts -- Government Actions -- Grassroots Efforts -- Visions for the Future -- People and Events -- Abbey, Edward -- Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act -- Blythe, Stephen -- Brown, Lester R. -- Earth Day -- Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. -- Goldman Environmental Prize -- Kyoto Protocol -- Lovejoy, Thomas Eugene -- Marsh, George Perkins -- Mendes, Chico -- Montiel Flores, Rodolfo -- Myers, Norman -- Nugkuag Ikanan, Evaristo -- Paiakan, Paulo -- Pinchot, Gifford -- Raven, Peter H. -- Red List of Threatened Species -- Roddick, Anita -- Wilson, Edward O. -- Weyerhaeuser, Frederick -- "Wise Use" Movement -- Data and Documents -- Forest Cover -- Temperate Rainforests -- Harvesting in U.S. Forests -- Reducing Wood and Paper Use -- Valuable Ancient Trees -- Tropical Rainforest Products.
Summary "Provides answers to some of the most basic questions about the world's disappearing rain forests. Examines reasons for the forests' destruction, how it affects the indigenous animal and plant life, as well as the entire planet."
Other Title Print version: Gay, Kathlyn. Rainforests of the world. 2nd ed. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2001 1576074242
Online version: Gay, Kathlyn. Rainforests of the world. 2nd ed. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2001