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Nature_and_Environment.101

One-Fourth of All Mammals Face Extinction

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{Nature_and_Environment.101.3}: Richard Basham {bshmr} Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:18:57 CST (25 lines)

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16065-gallery-a-colourful-glimpse-into-the-rainforest.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Gallery: A colourful journey into the rainforest  15:30 18 November
2008 by Lucy Dodwell

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A beautiful book out this month takes readers on a mosquito-free tour
through the tropical rainforest, which, as E O Wilson reminds us in
the foreword, is rapidly disappearing.

Tropical rainforest covers an area roughly equal to the US, and human
activity is destroying an area equivalent to South Carolina each year
- that's a football field per second. Entitled Nature of the
Rainforest: Costa Rica and Beyond, the book is by Adrian Forsyth
(published by Cornell University Press)

The colourful and striking photographs by Michael and Patricia Fogden
that adorn almost every page serve as a reminder of the sheer
diversity of rainforest animals - and how we should be doing all we
can to preserve them.

See a gallery of the photographs [
http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn16065-nature-of-the-rainforest/1
]

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