The Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 9781448139460
Release 2012-06-30
Pages 320
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Peter Mattiessen has long been known for his travels to some of the remotest lands on earth, most notably recorded in The Snow Leopard. The Cloud Forest brings to vivid life a South American journey that took him from the Sargasso Sea to the jungles of Amazonia, from the Inca city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes to the bleak rocks of Tierra del Fuego and the winds and vast skies of Patagonia. The result is an incisive and marvellously well-observed journal by a born writer and naturalist, a voyage of exploration among the people, places and fading wildlife of this most exotic and mysterious of continents.



Leaf structure of a Venezuelan cloud forest

Leaf structure of a Venezuelan cloud forest Author Ingrid Roth
ISBN-10 CHI:34827995
Release 1990
Pages 244
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By the expansion of the population and the refinement of techniques, tropical vegetation is more and more endangered. Particularly the tropical forests are destroyed by the spreading of the indigenous agriculture as well as by the clearance of forests to obtain timber for various purposes. For thousands of years the indigenous population lived in a stable equilibrium with the environment, maintaining the existing ecosystem. In our modern times, however, the whole world seems to be involved in a rapid destruction of what has been left of the humid tropical forests. But our knowledge of an adequate management of these forests in order to maintain their natural characteristics as well as their productivity is very limited. Just as poor is our awareness of the real economic value of the humid tropical forests. However, exploited reasonably they may constantly yield forest products of different kinds, such as wood, fiber, resin, latex, cork, oil, medicinal drugs, chemical products and others. Because it is so well known in the scientific world, we decided to begin our series with the cloud forest of Rancho Grande.



Monteverde

Monteverde Author Nalini M. Nadkarni
ISBN-10 9780199770977
Release 2000-03-09
Pages 608
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The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve has captured the worldwide attention of biologists, conservationists, and ecologists and has been the setting for extensive investigation over the past 30 years. Roughly 40,000 ecotourists visit the Cloud Forest each year, and it is often considered the archetypal high-altitude rain forest. This volume brings together some of the most prominent researchers of the region to provide a broad introduction to the biology of the Monteverde, and cloud forests in general. Collecting and synthesizing vital information about the ecosystem and its biota, the book also examines the positive and negative effects of human activity on both the forest and the surrounding communities. Ecologists, tropical biologists, and natural historians will find this volume an indispensable resource, as will all those who are fascinated by the magnificent wonders of the tropical forests.



The Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest Author Nic Bishop
ISBN-10 0007475403
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 16
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The photographs and text in this information book explain what a cloud forest is and reveal the many unusual and rare creatures adn plant that live ther. The report also considers the threats to cloud forest environments and the reasons why we should protect them.



Leaf Structure of a Venezuelan Cloud Forest

Leaf Structure of a Venezuelan Cloud Forest Author Ingrid Roth
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3761874
Release 1990
Pages 244
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By the expansion of the population and the refinement of techniques, tropical vegetation is more and more endangered. Particularly the tropical forests are destroyed by the spreading of the indigenous agriculture as well as by the clearance of forests to obtain timber for various purposes. For thousands of years the indigenous population lived in a stable equilibrium with the environment, maintaining the existing ecosystem. In our modern times, however, the whole world seems to be involved in a rapid destruction of what has been left of the humid tropical forests. But our knowledge of an adequate management of these forests in order to maintain their natural characteristics as well as their productivity is very limited. Just as poor is our awareness of the real economic value of the humid tropical forests. However, exploited reasonably they may constantly yield forest products of different kinds, such as wood, fiber, resin, latex, cork, oil, medicinal drugs, chemical products and others. Because it is so well known in the scientific world, we decided to begin our series with the cloud forest of Rancho Grande.



The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo

The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo Author Sy Montgomery
ISBN-10 9780547529882
Release 2009-10-19
Pages 80
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It looks like a bear, but isn’t one. It climbs trees as easily as a monkey— but isn’t a monkey, either. It has a belly pocket like a kangaroo, but what’s a kangaroo doing up a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie’s tree kangaroo, who makes its home in the ancient trees of Papua New Guinea’s cloud forest. And meet the amazing scientists who track these elusive animals.



Tropical Montane Cloud Forests

Tropical Montane Cloud Forests Author L. A. Bruijnzeel
ISBN-10 9781139494557
Release 2011-01-06
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This volume represents a uniquely comprehensive overview of our current knowledge on tropical montane cloud forests. 72 chapters cover a wide spectrum of topics including cloud forest distribution, climate, soils, biodiversity, hydrological processes, hydrochemistry and water quality, climate change impacts, and cloud forest conservation, management, and restoration. The final chapter presents a major synthesis by some of the world's leading cloud forest researchers, which summarizes our current knowledge and considers the sustainability of these forests in an ever-changing world. This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge concerning cloud forest occurrence and status, as well as the biological and hydrological value of these unique forests. The presentation is academic but with a firm practical emphasis. It will serve as a core reference for academic researchers and students of environmental science and ecology, as well as practitioners (natural resources management, forest conservation) and decision makers at local, national, and international levels.



The Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest Author JH Fletcher
ISBN-10 9781743342404
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 588
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A sweeping historical saga and the story of a lost child, from the author of the bestselling View from the Beach. Two-year-old Jamie was lost in Victoria's Dandenong Ranges, presumed dead. But Jamie is not dead. Found by itinerant acrobats Bruce and Marge Mandale, he accompanies them on their travels throughout Australia. When he is ten he discovers the Cloud Forest, an area of temperate rainforest on the summit of Mount Gang Gang in tropical North Queensland. The Cloud Forest is a place of haunting beauty, but for Jamie it is far more than that. It is the Realm of Ultimate Desire, that place for which humanity longs and spends its life seeking. In it resides the dignity of the human spirit which we betray only at the cost of our own self-destruction. The forest weaves its lingering spell over the child and his descendants. A hundred years later another child enters the Cloud Forest and, through her actions, brings the saga to its conclusion.



A Cloud Forest Food Chain

A Cloud Forest Food Chain Author Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
ISBN-10 9780761357131
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 64
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Welcome to an African cloud forest! As you set off down the mountain path, all you see ahead is a thick tangle of vines and bamboo trees. But the cloud forest is full of life, from a collared sunbird hovering over some flowers to a leopard stalking a giant forest hog. Day and night in the cloud forest, the hunt is on to find food - and to avoid becoming someone else’s next meal. All living things are connected to one another in a food chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and insect to animal. What path will you take to follow the food chain through the cloud forest? Will you . . . Watch a fierce honey badger battle a dangerous snake? Slink along with an African golden cat as it tails its prey? Munch on some leaves with a family of mountain gorillas? Follow all three chains and many more on this who-eats-what adventure!



Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest Author Nic Bishop
ISBN-10 0007474644
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 96
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An engaging workbook for children who are using the Big Cat series. These workbooks accompany the popular Collins Big Cat series. They enable children to practise and reinforce the target vocabulary and language structures presented in each corresponding Collins Big Cat reader through enjoyable puzzles, games and activities, as well as through more traditional comprehension exercises. Tracing, copying and eventually free-writing tasks build and develop children's writing skills as they progress through the Bands, Pink A to Lime. A fun quiz to test understanding, and a reward certificate at the back of each Workbook, enable children to feel a sense of progress as they learn to read more confidently in English.



The cloud forest

The cloud forest Author Joan North
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4099051
Release 1965
Pages 180
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The cloud forest has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The cloud forest also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The cloud forest book for free.



Cloud Forest Agenda UNEP WCMC Biodiversity

Cloud Forest Agenda  UNEP WCMC Biodiversity Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:809947721
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Cloud Forest Agenda UNEP WCMC Biodiversity has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cloud Forest Agenda UNEP WCMC Biodiversity also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cloud Forest Agenda UNEP WCMC Biodiversity book for free.



Monteverde

Monteverde Author Sneed B. Collard, III
ISBN-10 0531159019
Release 1998-08-01
Pages 144
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This book explores a special kind of tropical forest that grows at high altitudes -- a tropical cloud forest. It presents the cloud forest through the eyes of scientists working in the best-known tropical cloud forest, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve in Costa Rica, and it shares many of the secrets that these scientists have uncovered through their research. The author highlights the delicate biology of the tropical cloud forests and the continuing efforts to preserve it.



Common Flowering Plants of the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Common Flowering Plants of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000046828224
Release 1987
Pages 40
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Common Flowering Plants of the Monteverde Cloud Forest has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Common Flowering Plants of the Monteverde Cloud Forest also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Common Flowering Plants of the Monteverde Cloud Forest book for free.



Tropical Montane Cloud Forests

Tropical Montane Cloud Forests Author Lawrence S. Hamilton
ISBN-10 9781461225003
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 407
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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. The ad jacent upper montane rain forests have indeed been under assault for timber, fuelwood, and for conversion to grazing and agriculture for many decades, even centuries in the Andes, but true cloud forest has only come under ex ploitation as these lower elevational resources have disappeared. They have also been "nibbled" at from above where there have been alpine grasslands under grazing pressure. Increasingly now, however, these cloud forest eco systems are being fragmented, reduced, and disturbed at an alarming rate. It is now becoming recognized that steps must be taken rapidly to increase our understanding of TMCF and to achieve their conservation, because: their water-capture function is extremely important to society; • their species endemism is high; they serve as refugia for endangered species being marginalized in these environments by increasingly transformed lower elevation ecosystems; they are relatively little studied; yet, their value to science is extremely high; they have low resilience to disturbance; vii viii Preface and many other reasons, which will be discussed subsequently in this publi cation.



Cloud Forest Agenda

Cloud Forest Agenda Author Philip Bubb
ISBN-10 9280723995
Release 2004
Pages 32
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The Cloud Forest Agenda report is designed to stimulate new initiatives and partnerships for the conservation and restoration of tropical cloud forests around the world. It provides global maps of cloud forests, alongside information on their biodiversity and watershed importance, a regional analysis of the threats to cloud forests and discussion on cloud forest conservation and livelihoods. The report concludes with an agenda for action, identifying global to national priorities and opportunities. Publishing Agency: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).



Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest Author Mark Leyland
ISBN-10 0199159629
Release 2001
Pages 104
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These are the titles for the OLW fiction strand for upper Key Stage 2, (Y5 and Y6) designed to fit the National Literacy Strategy. Year 5: "The Treasure in the Mud" by Gillian Cross - an historical story set in Victorian Britain "The River Runs to the End of Time" by Frances Usher - a story about friendships during the English civil war "How Did the World Begin?" by Rosalind Kerven - creation myths from around the world "The Legend of King Arthur" by Mick Gowar - a retelling of part of this famous legend "Lennox and the Casa Montego Smugglers" by Errol Lloyd - Lennox and his grandfather discover a smuggling ring while on holiday in Jamaica "Cloud Forest" by Mark Leyland - children in Equador lay a ghost to rest