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The Resource Rainforest : dispatches from earth's most vital frontlines, Tony Juniper ; color images by Thomas Marent

Rainforest : dispatches from earth's most vital frontlines, Tony Juniper ; color images by Thomas Marent

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Rainforest : dispatches from earth's most vital frontlines
Title
Rainforest
Title remainder
dispatches from earth's most vital frontlines
Statement of responsibility
Tony Juniper ; color images by Thomas Marent
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Language
eng
Summary
Rainforests have long been recognized as hotspots of biodiversity--but they are crucial for our planet in other surprising ways. Not only do these fascinating ecosystems thrive in rainy regions, they create rain themselves, and this moisture is spread around the globe. Rainforests across the world have a powerful and concrete impact, reaching as far as America's Great Plains and central Europe. In Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines, a prominent conservationist provides a comprehensive view of the crucial roles rainforests serve, the state of the world's rainforests today, and the inspirational efforts underway to save them. In Rainforest, Tony Juniper draws upon decades of work in rainforest conservation. He brings readers along on his journeys, from the thriving forests of Costa Rica to Indonesia, where palm oil plantations have supplanted much of the former rainforest. Despite many ominous trends, Juniper sees hope for rainforests and those who rely upon them, thanks to developments like new international agreements, corporate deforestation policies, and movements from local and Indigenous communities. As climate change intensifies, we have already begun to see the effects of rainforest destruction on the planet at large. Rainforest provides a detailed and wide-ranging look at the health and future of these vital ecosystems. Throughout this evocative book, Juniper argues that in saving rainforests, we save ourselves, too
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YDX
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Juniper, Tony
Dewey number
333.7516
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.R27
LC item number
J865 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Marent, Thomas
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  • Rain forest ecology
  • Rain forest animals
  • Rain forest people
  • Rain forest conservation
  • Deforestation
Label
Rainforest : dispatches from earth's most vital frontlines, Tony Juniper ; color images by Thomas Marent
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Profile Books, London."--Verso of title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-424) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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Contents
Introduction: Rainforest matters -- Part I. Earth's most vital systems. Rainforest : a clue in the name ; Living atmosphere ; The ecological weave ; Evolutionary treasures -- Part II. The Americas. The "New World" rainforest peoples ; Forest clearance in the Americas ; Counting the cost : green shields ; Protest and survive ; Forest dividends in Costa Rica ; The best forest custodians ; Temperate zone rainforest -- Part III. Africa. Last frontiers : the Congo Basin ; The lost forests of West Africa ; Climate and cocoa challenges -- Part IV. Asia and the Pacific. A short tour of the eastern forests ; How to destroy a rainforest ; Tigers, pangolins, and honeycreepers ; Poachers into gamekeepers? -- Part V. Worth more alive than dead. Globalized deforestation ; ...And global solutions ; Valuing nature and rainforest ; Future forests
Control code
on1101026874
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781642830729
Lccn
2019938252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1101026874
Label
Rainforest : dispatches from earth's most vital frontlines, Tony Juniper ; color images by Thomas Marent
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Profile Books, London."--Verso of title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rainforest matters -- Part I. Earth's most vital systems. Rainforest : a clue in the name ; Living atmosphere ; The ecological weave ; Evolutionary treasures -- Part II. The Americas. The "New World" rainforest peoples ; Forest clearance in the Americas ; Counting the cost : green shields ; Protest and survive ; Forest dividends in Costa Rica ; The best forest custodians ; Temperate zone rainforest -- Part III. Africa. Last frontiers : the Congo Basin ; The lost forests of West Africa ; Climate and cocoa challenges -- Part IV. Asia and the Pacific. A short tour of the eastern forests ; How to destroy a rainforest ; Tigers, pangolins, and honeycreepers ; Poachers into gamekeepers? -- Part V. Worth more alive than dead. Globalized deforestation ; ...And global solutions ; Valuing nature and rainforest ; Future forests
Control code
on1101026874
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781642830729
Lccn
2019938252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1101026874

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