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"Kingfisher Voyages" take the reader (the 'voyager') on a fantastic, interactive journey of discovery. Using acetates, gatefolds and die-cut pages, in-depth information is presented in a new, exciting and irresistible way. Meet your guide, a rainforest expert (Nalini Nadkarni), who provides her own, unique eyewitness accounts of what it is like to explore a habitat where over half the world's wildlife lives. Climb up through the 'layers' of the rainforest, from the dark forest floor and tropical waterways, through dense foliage, until finally reaching the cloud canopy. Visit the world's most amazing habitat to see a huge variety of flora and fauna, from anteaters and pitcher plants to piranhas and bromeliads. Along the way, peer through die-cut tree-holes to see what lives inside, lift the acetate to reveal the inside of a Mayan temple and use the divider tabs to move easily from one chapter to the next. The journey ends in the giddy heights of the uppermost treetops where few scientists dare to explore.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 60 pages
  • 240 x 254 x 20mm | 521.64g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full-colour photos & artwork
  • 0753411865
  • 9780753411865

About Jinny Johnson

Nalini Nadkarni is a scientist and a Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, where she teaches in the Environmental Studies programme. She is also co-founder and President of the International Canopy Network. In her pursuit of educating people about the rainforest, Nalini gives lectures, has written two books and over 55 articles for scientific journals, as well as appearing on television documentaries. In 2001, a National Geographic documentary Heroes of the High Frontier, in which she was a canopy scientist, won an Emmy Award. Her two children, Gus and Erika, often accompany their parents on research trips to the tropical rainforest. Jinny Johnson has written and edited several titles on natural history and the human body. Her lively, engaging books for young children present information in an original and straightforward way. Jinny lives in London.show more

Table of contents

01: Title page; 02-03: Foreword (Nalini Nadkarni); 04-06: Introduction; 07: Chapter One: 'Into the rainforest' (divider); 08-09: Down in the roots; 10-11: Life on the ground; 12-13: Miniature world; 14-15: Jungle river; 16-17: Exploring the rainforest (acetate); 18: Preparing to climb; 19: Chapter Two: 'Up in the trees' (divider); 20-21: Jungle predators; 22-23: LIFE IN THE CANOPY; 24-29: THE FOREST LAYERS (gatefold); 30-31: Climbers and clingers (acetate); 32-33: JUNGLE BIRDS AND INSECTS; 34-35: HIDDEN WORLDS; 36-37: Forests at night; 38-39: Gliders; 40: Getting to the top; 41: Chapter Three: 'Life at the top' (divider); 42-43: The tallest trees; 44-45 TREETOP DWELLERS (acetate); 46-47: Cloud forest; 48-49: RAINFOREST RESEARCH; 50: Vanishing rainforest; 51: Glossary; 52-53: Index; 54: Acknowledgements.show more

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