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Product Description: In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon—where rivers boil and legends come to life.When Andrés Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it...read more

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9781501119477 | Ted, February 16, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon—where rivers boil and legends come to life.

By Luca Invernizzi Tettoni (photographer)

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9780471958017, titled "Work Site Health Programmes: Psychosocial Research & Models for Health Promotion" | John Wiley & Sons Inc, November 1, 1998, cover price $80.00 | also contains Work Site Health Programmes: Psychosocial Research & Models for Health Promotion

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Product Description: Full of stunning landscape photographs, this tropical gardening book is a delight for anyone interested in lavish gardens and new, fresh landscaping ideas.Aimed at gardening enthusiasts, Tropical Gardens contains a rare glimpse into some of the most beautiful tropical gardens in the world today...read more

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9780804846264, titled "Tropical Gardens of the Philippines: 42 Dream Gardens by Leading Landscape Designers in the Philippines" | Tuttle Pub, August 4, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Full of stunning landscape photographs, this tropical gardening book is a delight for anyone interested in lavish gardens and new, fresh landscaping ideas.

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Product Description: This volume contains a comprehensive analysis of ecological gradients in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico.   This tropical island setting comprises six ecological life zones and is ideal for studying environmental gradients given dramatic differences in temperature and precipitation that are associated with a rise in elevation from sea level to more than 1000 m over a distance of 10-15 km...read more
By Grizelle Gonzalez (editor), Robert B. Waide (editor) and Michael R. Willig (editor)

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9781118659328 | Blackwell Pub, March 31, 2014, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: This volume contains a comprehensive analysis of ecological gradients in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico.

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Product Description: Until relatively recently the valuable tropical montane cloud forests (hereaf­ ter usually referred to as TMCFs) of the world had scarcely come under the assaults experienced by the downslope montane and lowland forests. TMCFs are not hospitable environments for human occupation, and their remoteness (except in places near Andean high mountain settlements and in the Ethiopian Highlands) and difficult terrain have given them de facto protection...read more
By Lawrence S. Hamilton (editor), James O. Juvik (editor) and F. N. Scatena (editor)

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9780387943237 | Springer Verlag, November 1, 1994, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Until relatively recently the valuable tropical montane cloud forests (hereaf­ ter usually referred to as TMCFs) of the world had scarcely come under the assaults experienced by the downslope montane and lowland forests.

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9781461275640 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, October 22, 2011), cover price $139.00 | About this edition: Until relatively recently the valuable tropical montane cloud forests (hereaf­ ter usually referred to as TMCFs) of the world had scarcely come under the assaults experienced by the downslope montane and lowland forests.

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Product Description: Though seasonally dry tropical forests are equally as important to global biodiversity as tropical rainforests, and are one of the most representative and highly endangered ecosystems in Latin America, knowledge about them remains limited because of the relative paucity of attention paid to them by scientists and researchers and a lack of published information on the subject...read more
By Gerardo Ceballos (editor), Rodolfo Dirzo (editor), Harold A. Mooney (editor) and Hillary S. Young (editor)

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9781597267038 | Island Pr, February 18, 2011, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Though seasonally dry tropical forests are equally as important to global biodiversity as tropical rainforests, and are one of the most representative and highly endangered ecosystems in Latin America, knowledge about them remains limited because of the relative paucity of attention paid to them by scientists and researchers and a lack of published information on the subject.

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9781597267045 | Island Pr, February 18, 2011, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Though seasonally dry tropical forests are equally as important to global biodiversity as tropical rainforests, and are one of the most representative and highly endangered ecosystems in Latin America, knowledge about them remains limited because of the relative paucity of attention paid to them by scientists and researchers and a lack of published information on the subject.

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Product Description: Climate change represents one of the most alarming long-term threats to ecosystems the world over. This new collection of papers provides, for the first time, an overview of the potentially serious impact that climate change may have on tropical forests...read more
By Adam Markham (editor)

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9780792351245 | Kluwer Academic Pub, September 1, 1998, cover price $289.00 | About this edition: Climate change represents one of the most alarming long-term threats to ecosystems the world over.

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9789048150465 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, December 3, 2010), cover price $289.00 | About this edition: Climate change represents one of the most alarming long-term threats to ecosystems the world over.

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Product Description: Prolonged seasonal drought affects most of the tropics, including vast areas presently or recently dominated by 'dry forests'. These forests have received scant attention, despite the fact that humans have used and changed them more than rain forests...read more
By Stephen H. Bullock (editor), Ernesto Medina (editor) and Harold A. Mooney (editor)

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9780521435147 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1995, cover price $109.99 | About this edition: Prolonged seasonal drought affects most of the tropics, including vast areas presently or recently dominated by 'dry forests'.

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9780521112840 | 1 reissue edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, June 4, 2009), cover price $74.99 | About this edition: Prolonged seasonal drought affects most of the tropics, including vast areas presently or recently dominated by 'dry forests'.

This introductory textbook examines diminishing terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the tropics, covering a broad range of topics including the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animal survival. Includes case studies and interviews with prominent conservation scientists to help situate key concepts in a real world context Covers a broad range of topics including: the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animal survival Highlights conservation successes in the region, and emphasizes the need to integrate social issues, such as human hunger, into a tangible conservation plan Documents the current state of the field as it looks for ways to predict future outcomes and lessen human impact “Sodhi et al. have done a masterful job of compiling a great deal of literature from around the tropical realm, and they have laid out the book in a fruitful and straightforward manner…I plan to use it as a reference and as supplemental reading for several courses and I would encourage others to do the same.” Ecology, 90(4), 2009, pp. 1144–1145

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9781405150736 | Blackwell Pub, December 4, 2007, cover price $93.95 | About this edition: This introductory textbook examines diminishing terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the tropics, covering a broad range of topics including the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animal survival.

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9781444311105 | Blackwell Pub, April 21, 2009, cover price $69.95

Historically, tropical ecology has been a science often content with descriptive and demographic approaches, which is understandable given the difficulty of studying these ecosystems and the need for basic demographic information. Nonetheless, over the last several years, tropical ecologists have begun to test more sophisticated ecological theory and are now beginning to address a broad array of questions that are of particular importance to tropical systems, and ecology in general. Why are there are so many species in tropical forests and what mechanisms are responsible for the maintenance of that vast species diversity? What factors control species coexistence? Are there common patterns of species abundance and distribution across broad geographic scales? What is the role of trophic interactions in these complex ecosystems? How can these fragile ecosystems be conserved? Containing contributions from some of the world’s leading tropical ecologists, Tropical Forest Community Ecology provides a summary of the key issues in the discipline of tropical ecology: Includes contributions from some of the world’s leading tropical ecologists Covers patterns of species distribution, the maintenance of species diversity, the community ecology of tropical animals, forest regeneration and conservation of tropical ecosystems
By Walter P. Carson (editor) and Stefan A. Schnitzer (editor)

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9781405189521 | Blackwell Pub, October 13, 2008, cover price $263.95

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9781405118972 | Blackwell Pub, September 2, 2008, cover price $116.95 | About this edition: Historically, tropical ecology has been a science often content with descriptive and demographic approaches, which is understandable given the difficulty of studying these ecosystems and the need for basic demographic information.

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Product Description: The first text in a series of single topic ecology books, Tropic Forests is an ideal text or supplement for introductory biology, ecology, and environmental science courses. It provides students with an accurate, easy to read, and easy to understand account of this important environmental topic that is often overlooked or glossed over in general texts...read more

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9780763754341 | 1 edition (Jones & Bartlett Pub, July 24, 2008), cover price $73.95 | About this edition: The first text in a series of single topic ecology books, Tropic Forests is an ideal text or supplement for introductory biology, ecology, and environmental science courses.
9780134619637, titled "A Resource Guide for Teaching: K-12" | 2nd edition (Prentice Hall, June 1, 1996), cover price $57.00 | also contains A Resource Guide for Teaching: K-12 | About this edition: Now aligned with the INTASC standards, A Resource Guide for Teaching K-12 is a hands-on book with practical exercises to help teachers learn by doing.

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Product Description: The acclaimed guide to the ecology and natural history of the American tropics―now fully updated and expandedThe New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics...read more

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9780691115245 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 2006, cover price $55.00

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9780691115252 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 14, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The acclaimed guide to the ecology and natural history of the American tropics―now fully updated and expandedThe New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics.

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Provides an introduction to today's educational challenges and teachers' professional responsibilities, and discusses classroom environment, curriculum, planning instruction, questioning, and grouping students for learning.

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9780131705432, titled "A Resource Guide for Teaching K-12" | 5th edition (Prentice Hall, March 24, 2006), cover price $124.00 | About this edition: Provides an introduction to today's educational challenges and teachers' professional responsibilities, and discusses classroom environment, curriculum, planning instruction, questioning, and grouping students for learning.
9780130984135 | 4th edition (Prentice Hall, March 1, 2002), cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Practical and thorough, this engaging resource guide truly practices what it preaches: hands-on, activities-rich, research-based, performance-driven teaching.
9780130225108 | 3 edition (Merrill Pub Co, September 1, 1999), cover price $65.00 | About this edition: A core text for General K-12 Methods courses.
9780134619637 | 2nd edition (Prentice Hall, June 1, 1996), cover price $57.00 | also contains Tropical Forests | About this edition: Now aligned with the INTASC standards, A Resource Guide for Teaching K-12 is a hands-on book with practical exercises to help teachers learn by doing.
9780023625619 | Merrill Pub Co, January 1, 1994, cover price $51.15

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In this work, Nancy Stepan explores the ways in which the Tropics, in particular tropical nature, places, animals and people, were imagined and presented in European culture from the 19th century on.

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9780801438813 | Cornell Univ Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $59.50 | About this edition: Whether as sublime landscape, malignant wilderness, or a site for environmental conflicts and eco-tourism, tropical nature is to a great extent an American and European imaginative construct, conveyed in literature, travel writing, drawings, paintings, photographs, and diagrams.

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9781861891464 | New edition (Reaktion Books, February 15, 2006), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In this work, Nancy Stepan explores the ways in which the Tropics, in particular tropical nature, places, animals and people, were imagined and presented in European culture from the 19th century on.

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Product Description: From the world-famous Machu Picchu Incan ruins high in the Andes Mountains, to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, to the Iquitos area of Amazonian northeastern Peru, travellers want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife...read more

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9781844370344 | Arris Pub, January 11, 2005, cover price $31.65 | About this edition: From the world-famous Machu Picchu Incan ruins high in the Andes Mountains, to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, to the Iquitos area of Amazonian northeastern Peru, travellers want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife.
9781566565455 | Interlink Pub Group Inc, November 30, 2004, cover price $29.95

Discusses the future of nature conservation and argues that the suspension of all economic activity is the only way to save tropical forests

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9781559635875 | Island Pr, April 1, 1999, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: Discusses the future of nature conservation and argues that the suspension of all economic activity is the only way to save tropical forests

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9781559635882 | Island Pr, July 9, 2004, cover price $30.00

By John H. Vandermeer (editor)

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9780849315817 | CRC Pr I Llc, January 1, 2003, cover price $172.95

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A nature photographer and an ecologist present a portrait of the plant and animal life found on Panama's Barro Colorado Island, revealing the diversity of the island's inhabitants and the importance of tropical forests.

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9780195143287 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 11, 2002, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: A nature photographer and an ecologist present a portrait of the plant and animal life found on Panama's Barro Colorado Island, revealing the diversity of the island's inhabitants and the importance of tropical forests.

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Product Description: Far into the Atlantic Ocean, the outflow from the Amazon River creates a "sweet sea" of fresh water. At the river's mouth, a vast delta of river channels and marshes, floodplain and upland forests, open and scrub savannas, floating meadows, and mangrove swamps hosts an astonishingly diverse assemblage of plant and animal life...read more

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9780292777705 | 1 edition (Univ of Texas Pr, November 1, 2002), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Far into the Atlantic Ocean, the outflow from the Amazon River creates a "sweet sea" of fresh water.

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Product Description: Most scientists and researchers working in tropical areas are convinced that parks and protected areas are the only real hope for saving land and biodiversity in those regions. Rather than giving up on parks that are foundering, ways must be found to strengthen them, and Making Parks Work offers a vital contribution to that effort...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Lisa Davenport (editor), Madhu Rao (editor) and John Terborgh (editor)

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9781559639040 | Island Pr, March 1, 2002, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Most scientists and researchers working in tropical areas are convinced that parks and protected areas are the only real hope for saving land and biodiversity in those regions.

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9781559639057 | Island Pr, March 1, 2002, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Most scientists and researchers working in tropical areas are convinced that parks and protected areas are the only real hope for saving land and biodiversity in those regions.

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Product Description: Soil organic matter is a reservoir for plant nutrients, provides water-holding capacity, stabilizes soil structure against compaction and erosion, and thus determines soil productivity. All agriculture to some degree depends on soil organic matter...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By C. Martius (editor), H. Tiessen (editor) and Paul L. G. Vlek (editor)

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9781402004551 | Kluwer Academic Pub, February 1, 2002, cover price $199.00 | About this edition: Soil organic matter is a reservoir for plant nutrients, provides water-holding capacity, stabilizes soil structure against compaction and erosion, and thus determines soil productivity.

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Product Description: This book examines behavioral adaptations of tropical birds in timing of breeding, life history traits, mating systems and parental care, territoriality, communication, and biotic interactions, and emphasizes the many gaps in our knowledge of tropical birds...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780126755558 | Academic Pr, January 1, 2001, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: This book examines behavioral adaptations of tropical birds in timing of breeding, life history traits, mating systems and parental care, territoriality, communication, and biotic interactions, and emphasizes the many gaps in our knowledge of tropical birds.

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9780126755565 | Academic Pr, January 3, 2001, cover price $81.95 | About this edition: This book examines behavioral adaptations of tropical birds in timing of breeding, life history traits, mating systems and parental care, territoriality, communication, and biotic interactions, and emphasizes the many gaps in our knowledge of tropical birds.

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Product Description: Freshwater infestation by the water hyacinth weed has reached crisis proportions in many areas of Africa and the Middle East. Accumulated environmental, economic and social damages to date are estimated in the billions of dollars...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Luis A. Navarro (editor) and George Phiri (editor)

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9780889369337 | Intl Development Research, January 1, 2001, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Freshwater infestation by the water hyacinth weed has reached crisis proportions in many areas of Africa and the Middle East.

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Product Description: Tropical habitats cover over one third of the Earth's terrestrial surface and harbor much of its biodiversity, with many areas rich in endemic species. However, these ecosystems are under significant and growing threat from issues such as deforestation, land degradation and ocean acidification...read more

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9780521642514 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 1, 2000, cover price $202.00 | About this edition: Over one third of the earth's terrestrial surface is situated in the tropics, with environments ranging from hot deserts to tropical rain forests.

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9780521177344 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, March 26, 2012), cover price $69.99 | About this edition: Tropical habitats cover over one third of the Earth's terrestrial surface and harbor much of its biodiversity, with many areas rich in endemic species.
9780521645232 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 1, 2000, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: Over one third of the earth's terrestrial surface is situated in the tropics, with environments ranging from hot deserts to tropical rain forests.

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