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Tropical Forests
  • Authored by: Peter D. Moore
  • From the Series: Ecosystem
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816059349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5934-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $70.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 577.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 272


Tropical forests are the most diverse and complex of the world’s ecosystems. They are also among the most vulnerable and threatened habitats on Earth. Their value to humanity is immense through their influence on the atmosphere and global climate. Tropical Forests explores the great biodiversity of forests, from microbes to mammals, as well as the adaptations of organisms to their environment and to the other species surrounding them. The interactions between organisms and their physical surroundings are examined, as are the processes linking the two into an integrated ecosystem.

This accessible book portrays the importance of tropical forests with a balance of factual accuracy and a sense of wonder. The chapters are arranged in a logical structure, beginning with the physical setting, including the geography, geology, and climatic conditions of tropical forests. Diagrams, full-color photographs and illustrations, and informative sidebars highlight the function, value, and sheer beauty of this remarkable ecosystem.


Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Glossary. Further reading. Web sources. Sidebars.

About the Author(s)

Peter D. Moore is a scientist and writer, and recently retired as an ecology lecturer at King’s College, London. He is a coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management, Global Environmental Change, and Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach. Moore is also the author of three volumes in the Biomes of the Earth set for Chelsea House.

Reviews and Awards

"...an excellent recommendation not just for middle to high school libraries, but for general-interest collections seeking a colorful, fact-filled and easily-accessible guide."
Midwest Book Review

"...remarkable...splendid...the colorful photographs are ideally suited for the text...well worth the investment."
American Reference Books Annual

"Material is structured so that information is both accessible and easy to assimilate..."
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