Voyages (Spiral)

Rain Forest

By Jinny Johnson, Naklini Nadkarni

Kingfisher, 9780753459041, 54pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2006

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Follow the rain-forest expert Nalini Nadkarni as she climbs through layers of foliage, from the dark forest floor to the misty cloud canopy that teems with life. Visit the world's most amazing habitat to see its huge variety of flora and fauna, from anteaters to pitcher plants, from piranhas to bromeliads. Readers open the panoramic gatefold to see which spectacular creatures live in each of the rain forest's layers, then turn the acetates to reveal how the ancient Mayans worshipped at the jungle Temple of the Jaguar in 700 B.C. The journey ends in the giddy heights of the uppermost treetops, where few scientists dare to explore.

About the Author

Jinny Johnson has written and edited several titles on natural history and the human body. She is also the author of Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Senses. Nalini Nadkarni is a scientist and a professor of environmental science. She is also the cofounder and president of the International Canopy Network. She has published more than fiftyfive articles as well as two books, and in 2001 she was featured doing canopy research in the National Geographic documentary Heroes of the High Frontier, which won an Emmy Award.

Praise For Voyages: Rain Forest

Children's Literature
A visually arresting and interesting introduction to biological treasures that are fast disappearing.