Synopses & Reviews
A roaring good guide to the secrets of the jungle! This spectacular and informative guide to some of the most extraordinary habitats on Earth contains superb colour photographs offering a unique 'eyewitness' view of the remarkable and colourful plants and animals of the world's jungles. See the beautiful but poisonous passionflower; the rare golden lion tamarin; a Heckel chew stick from Nigeria; the red howler monkey howling at dawn; a kangaroo climbing a tree. Learn about the indigenous peoples of the rainforest and discover what is being done to protect these valuable ecosystems.
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Table of Contents
Preliminaries; CONTENTS; What is a rain forest?; Types of rain forest; At the top; Forest canopy; The forest floor; In the water; Epiphytes; Climbers; Central American jungles; Sweet success; Seed dispersal; Dusk to dawn; South American jungles; Beside the water; Hidden dangers; Nature's architects; House and home; African jungles; Medicines; Forest primates; Hunters and killers; Tropical Asia; Disguise and warning; Tricks and traps; Flying high; Australasian rain forests; Jungle produce; Explorers; Under threat; Did you know?; Endangered jungle animals; Find out more; Glossary; Index.