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  • Important Rain Forest Plants
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    Greg Coff ta Bio 190/Costa Rican Adventures 11/30/1999 Part I Banana: Bananas were most likely picked up by the European traders in Southeast Asia when in search for spices. Soon, as the discovery of the Tropics arrived, traders took bananas to Central America. Breadfruit: this fruit commonly grows among the southern Pacific islands, and it probably found its way to Costa Rica when the natives started to explore on boat. Chocolate: as far as I could find, chocolate is native to Central America. ...
  • Tropical Rain Forests
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    Rain Forests All the Way The discussions these days are why are the rain forests depleting Well this research will help change the opinions of many people. Some facts about rain forests are, Tropical rain forests occupy about 7 percent of the earths surface but harbor as much as 50 percent of the worlds plant and animal species. Also about 57 percent of all rain forests remaining are in the tropics in the Western Hemisphere: 30 percent are in Brazil. At the current rate of deforestation, tropica...
  • Maya Regions
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    The Maya are probably the best known of the classical civilizations of Mesoamerica. Originating in the Yucatan around 2600 B.C., they rose to prominence around A.D. 250. Mesoamerica spans five countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. They inherited a lot of their ideas from the Olmec. The Maya developed astronomy, calendrical systems, and hieroglyphic writing. The Maya were also known for their decorated architecture, which included temples and palaces. They were also ski...
  • Different Types Of Tropical Rain Forests
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    TROPICAL RAIN FORESTS Tropical rain forests are considered to possess more plants and animals than any other forests on earth. There is a seemingly endless array of unique species of both plants and animals. Unless you " ve been to a tropical rain forest, it's difficult to grasp the idea of what a rich treasure they actually are. They are only found within 25 degrees of the equator, which enhances their appeal. (Caufield) In order to grasp this concept, you will need a quick overview of where th...
  • Clearance Of Tropical Rain Forests A Necessity
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    Tropical Rain Forests: Physical Factors, Politics and Possible SoltutionsEvery year 11 million hectares of tropical rain forest are lost through commercial and subsidence pressures (Winterbottom and Hazelwood, 1987). The pressures that cause forest clearance varies geographically. In Amazonia the primary force is to clear cut the forest for agriculture (Goodland, 1982). The most common usage of this cleared land is for the production of coffee, cocoa, rice and for cattle ranching (Goodland, 1982...
  • Tropical Rain Forest
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    Jungle and rain forest are terms that are often used synonymously but with little precision. The more meaningful and restrictive of these terms is rain forest, which refers to the climax or primary forest in regions with high rainfall (greater than 1.8 m/70 in per year), chiefly but not exclusively found in the tropics. Rain forests are significant for their valuable timber resources, and in the tropics they afford sites for commercial crops such as rubber, tea, coffee, bananas, and sugarcane. T...
  • Tropical Rain Forest
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    Rain forests may be grouped into two major types: tropical and temperate. Tropical rain forest is evergreen trees that form a closed canopy, below which is found a zone of vines and epiphytes where plants grow on trees, a relatively open forest floor, and a very large number of species of both plant and animal life. The largest trees have buttressed trunks above the continuous canopy, while smaller trees form a layer of more shade-delicate species beneath the upper canopy. The maximum height of ...
  • Trees Of The Tropical Rain Forests
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    RAIN FOREST JOURNAL ESSAY Every second, one acre of all the Earth's rain forests is destroyed. Already, half of all the rain forests have been destroyed. This is unacceptable and it must be stopped. We all must help with all our efforts to save the rain forests. If we keep on cutting down the rain forests at this pace, there will be no rain forests left in fifty years! A rain forest is a forest that gets a lot of rain and holds thousands of plants and animals. many which are not yet discovered R...
  • Largest Areas Of Tropical Rain Forests
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    As much as people like to belive they know what a "rain forest" is, the truth of the matter is one in which not even professionals that deal with the forests on a daily basis can surmise with articles and essays. As we look deeper and deeper into the intricate systems of our worlds rain forests, we must first differentiate between forests, explorer the immense significant's each role plays, and to carefully examine human interaction with them. Rainforests are classified by climate, altitude, and...
  • Average Of 35 Species Of Rainforest Animals
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    In this term paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will write on some specific plants and animals that call the tropical rain forests their home; there are many different types of rainforest species and their uniqueness from the rest of the world is amazing. I will also touch on the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainfore...
  • Climate Of A Tropical Rain Forest
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    Myeedah Leslie Env. Science Tropical rain forest Along the Congo- Basin region of Africa lies some of the worlds most beautiful rainforests. The Congo- Basin, in west-central Africa, includes most of the land drained by the Congo River and it's tributaries. The Congo River is Africa's second largest River. Only the Nile River is longer. The Congo River rises in southeastern Zaire and flows 2,716 miles to the Atlantic Ocean. What makes a rainforest biome unique depends on two things. One being it...
  • Ten Percent Of Brazil's Rain Forests
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    Thesis: Deforestation is one of the most significant issues of our time; considerable measures must be taken to prevent further pillaging of our unique forest resource. Ninety percent of the earths trees between three and four hundred years old have been cut down. The remaining ten percent is all we will ever have (Gallant, 97). The definition of deforestation by the Random House Dictionary of the English Language is "to divest or clear of forests or trees. Deforestation is one of the most signi...
  • Tropical Rain Forests
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    Forests by definition are a biome with enough average annual precipitation (at least 76 centimeters) to support growth of various species of trees and smaller forms of vegetation. The world's forests can be classified according to their site, vegetation, general location, and other characteristics. They are broadly classified into northern or boreal, central, southern, tropical, interior, coast, montane, and sub alpine types. The Coniferous Forest: These trees-these forests of trees-so enchain t...

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