Tropical Rain Forests

Tropical Rain Forests

by Peter Benoit

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Overview

How much rain does a tropical rain forest receive each year?

At least 100 inches (254 centimeters) of rain fall each year

They're called rain forests for a reason!

Inside, You'll Find:

How rain forests are important to the health of the entire planet;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and peoples who live in or near rain forests;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531281031
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Scholastic True Book Series: Ecosystems
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 531,430
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 The Rain and Heat: How are tropical rain forests different from other ecosystems? 7

2 Layer Upon Layer: How is a tropical rain forest organized? 13

3 A Crowded Space: What and who live in tropical rain forests? 19

The Race to the Top: Why is the canopy the best place to be? 26

4 The Rain Forest Many Uses: How do rain forests help people around the world? 29

5 Delicate Balance: What happens as rain forests disappear? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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