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Paperback The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy, Book

ISBN: 0674390393

ISBN13: 9780674390393

The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy,

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Loaded with aerial plants and the millions of creatures dependent upon them, tropical tree crowns are the last and greatest ecological frontier. Hundreds of species - earthworms, frogs, lichens,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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solid science, unforgettable images

This is a great popular science book, written by an adventurer/explorer who also has a Harvard PhD in biology. He travels all over the world for National Geographic, taking nature photos as well as reporting on cutting-edge discoveries in the rainforests. As such, he succeeds at mixing art and science in this book, which is somewhat technical, but explained in clear language that laymen can understand. THis book changed the way I saw rainforests: fully 9/10s of their biota are in the canopy, in the leaves high above, which you would never imagine from the ground. And Moffet went up there with camera to photograph it with some of the world's best scientists. The result is absolutely masterful. It is truly a pity that this book is out of print. I wrote a review of it for the Boston Globe when it came out and later met the author, Moffet. He was as interesting and colorful as the book, full of hilarious stories of his adventures.
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