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Endangered Biomes: Rain Forests
How have plants and animals
adapted to the climate of the
rainforest? What eats what
in the rainforest? Is there a
reason so many animals live
up in the trees? Why is the
rainforest important? Find... More > out
the answers to these questions
Rainforests investigates the
cycle of life in our planet’s
rainforest biome. See how
environmental threats endanger
the balance of life in this hot,
humid place, and why this
Learn what you can do to
protect the rainforest!< Less
The Rain forest
The Rain Forest.
Conto de Marlio da Silva.
Nafanua: Saving the Samoan Rain Forest
Ethnobotanist Paul Alan Cox traveled with his family to a remote Samoan village at the edge of a rain forest to search for new leads in treating cancer. Working with both native healers and the U.S.... More > National Cancer Institute, Cox discovered a promising new plant-derived drug, prostratin, for an equally serious malady: AIDS. The promise of this new drug lead was soon overshadowed by news that a logging company had started to destroy the rain forest where Cox first collected the plant that yielded prostratin. Cox launched an international campaign to stop the logging of the Falealupo Rain Forest. In Nafanua, he tells the moving story of those efforts, and his involvement in related campaigns to create a U.S. National Park in American Samoa and to place Samoa’s endangered flying foxes under international protection. Cox’s conservation efforts, however, were ultimately followed by a devastating series of events that threatened the lives of himself, his family, the villagers, and everything they had worked for.< Less
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"Rain Festival!" is a well written and beautifully illustrated children's book about the animals of the rainforest singing and dancing in jubilation to the rhythm of their fascinating home.... More > "Rain Festival!" shows indirectly how important it is to save our rainforests. The vibrant illustrations invite children to celebrate along with the rainforest animals. Children and adults alike will enjoy this delightful story!< Less
The People That Melt in The Rain, issue 1
The moment that 12 year old Laura arrives in her new home town of Deluge, a rain of large green frogs falls from the sky. In the days that follow, she discovers a forest of tiny creatures in her... More > neighbor's cupboard and a terrible curse upon the whole town. An old witch and the town's weatherman struggle for power and it's up to Laura to save the people that melt in the rain.< Less
After the Rain Comes: A 2009 Calendar of Mushrooms
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After the Rain Comes: A 2009 Calendar of Mushrooms depicts brilliant photos of various types of mushrooms (fungi)throughout the rain season. Includes 13 months.