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The Rainforest

The Rainforest

The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley

  • Author: Victor W. Hwang,Greg Horowitt
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781475116199
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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What makes places like Silicon Valley tick? Can we replicate that magic in other places? How do you foster innovation in your own networks?Discover the answers in this groundbreaking book from two of the world's leading experts at the intersection of venture capital and global development. Victor W. Hwang and Greg Horowitt propose a radical new theory to explain the nature of innovation ecosystems: human networks that generate extraordinary creativity and output. They argue that free market thinking fails to consider the impact of human nature on the innovation process. This ambitious work challenges the basic assumptions that economists have held for over a century.The authors argue that such ecosystems - what they call Rainforests - can only thrive when certain cultural behaviors unlock human potential. Their theory of the Rainforest is influenced by several breakthrough ideas in academia, including insights on sociobiology from Harvard, economic transactions from the University of Chicago, and design theory from Stanford, among others. With an unorthodox and entertaining narrative, the book reveals the mysterious mechanisms of Rainforests. Furthermore, the authors provide practical tools for readers to design, build, and sustain new innovation ecosystems. The Rainforest will transform the way you think about technology, business, and leadership.

Rainforest Medicine

Rainforest Medicine

Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon

  • Author: Jonathon Miller Weisberger
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 158394608X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 408
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Featuring in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four different Amazonian societies, discusses the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon.

Spirit of the Rainforest

Spirit of the Rainforest

A Yanomamö Shaman's Story

  • Author: Mark Andrew Ritchie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780964695238
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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The Yanamamo of the Amazon -- endangered children of nature or indigenous warmongers on the verge of destroying themselves? Now for the first time, a powerful Yanomamo shaman speaks for his people. Jungleman provides shocking, never-before-answered accounts of life-or-death battles among his people -- and perhaps even more disturbing among the spirits who fight for their souls. Brutally riveting, the story of Jungleman is an extraordinary and powerful document.

Tropical Rainforests

Tropical Rainforests

  • Author: Seymour Simon
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061142530
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Tropical rainforests are home to brilliantly colored birds and spider monkeys that swing like acrobats. Here, tiny tadpoles, lizards, and crabs live in sky-high penthouse mini-ponds formed in the leaves of rootless plants. The understory and forest floor swarm with insects, worms, frogs, toads, and millions of marching army ants. But beware! There are poisonous butterflies, frogs, and insects; venomous snakes; and plants that can paralyze. Now, you can enter this wild world! Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to take you on an exotic, full-color photographic adventure.

Rainforest

Rainforest

Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines

  • Author: Tony Juniper
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1782832491
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: N.A
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Rainforests are the lungs of our planet - regulators of the earth's temperature and weather. They are also home to 50 per cent of the world's animals and plants - which for centuries have been the source of many of our key medicines. And yet we've all heard of their systematic destruction; the raising of trees to make way for plantations of oil palms or cattle, the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples, and the corruption that leads to illegal logging and pollution. But this is the full story you've never heard: an in depth, wide-ranging, first-hand narrative that not only looks at the state of the world's tropical rainforests today and the implications arising from their continuing decline, but also at what is being done, and can be done in future, to protect the forests and the 1.6 billion people that depend upon them. It is inspirational, too, in its descriptions of the rainforest's remarkable birds and plants ... and its indigenous people. Rainforest is a personal story, drawing on the author's many years' experience at the frontline of the fight to save the rainforests, explaining the science and history of the campaigns, and what it has felt like to be there, amid the conflicts and dilemmas.

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

  • Author: Rice, William B.
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 1618139312
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 35
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There is so much to explore in the Amazon! Readers are taken on an adventure through the Amazon rainforest to learn about the lush plants and beautiful animals, deforestation, and rainforest conservation in this fascinating nonfiction reader that features striking photographs and riveting facts.

In the Rainforest

In the Rainforest

  • Author: Kate Duke
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062435779
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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The rainforest is home to millions of plant and animal species. The inhabitants of the rainforest depend on each other, and they all depend on rain. How much rain falls in a rainforest? How do scientists work in the treetops? What kind of plants are swimming pools for frogs and crabs? Read and find out!

At Home in the Rainforest

At Home in the Rainforest

  • Author: Diane Willow
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780881064841
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Describes the amazing variety of plants and animals living in a tropical rain forest, and looks at each layer of the ecosystem from the treetops to the forest floor.

Rainforests

Rainforests

Tropical and Temperate Ecosystems

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: R.I.C. Publications
  • ISBN: 1741263301
  • Category: Rain forests
  • Page: 65
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Barsātī jungal

Barsātī jungal

  • Author: Helen Cowcher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781840590210
  • Category: Rain forests
  • Page: 40
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The latest beautifully illustrated picture book from Helen Cowcher is suitable for ages 4 and over. The story focuses on a hungry tigress who becomes tempted by the scent of camels and goats beyond her sanctuary and leaves to threaten a herdsman's flock. The herdsmen and sanctuary ranger hatch a plan that will save their herds and tigress.

The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic

The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic

  • Author: Eliot Schrefer
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062491091
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 368
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The Lion King meets Wings of Fire in the magical rainforest kingdom of Caldera in this new middle grade animal fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer. Caldera has forever been divided into those animals who walk by night and those who walk by day. Nightwalker panthers, like young Mez and her beloved sister, have always feared daywalkers as creatures of myth and legend. Until the eclipse. Now Mez has discovered that she can cross the Veil and enter the daylight world. Her magical power has unknown depths, but she must rush to discover it after a mysterious stranger arrives at her family’s den, bearing warnings of a reawakened evil. Saving Caldera means Mez must leave her sister behind and unite an unlikely group of animal friends to unravel an ancient mystery and protect their rainforest home.

Portraits of the Rainforest

Portraits of the Rainforest

  • Author: Adrian Forsyth
  • Publisher: Camden House Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 156
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Portrays the flora and fauna of the tropical rain forest, celebrating the beauty and complexity of the oldest ecosystem

Health and Beauty from the Rainforest

Health and Beauty from the Rainforest

Malaysian Traditions of Ramuan

  • Author: Gerard Bodeker,Hood Salleh,S. C. Shekar
  • Publisher: Biotropics Ramuan
  • ISBN: 9789814217910
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 256
  • View: 6878
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Health and Beauty from the Rainforest will reveal Malaysian health and beauty traditions, founded upon the country's immense wealth of bio-resources. Malaysia's rainforests are among the oldest in the world, and within them Malaysia's peoples have discove

One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest

One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest

  • Author: Jean Craighead George
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0064420167
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 80
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Today is doomsday for a young Venezuelan Indian boy's beloved rain forest and its animal life—unless he and a visiting naturalist can save it. "George makes drama large and small out of the minute-by-minute events in an ecosystem . . . gripping ecological theater." —C. "An example of nonfiction writing at its best." —SLJ. Notable 1990 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1990 (NSTA/CBC)

Rainforest

Rainforest

  • Author: Lewis Blackwell
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • ISBN: 9781419713972
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 264
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There are no places on Earth more mysterious, complex, and unknown than tropical rainforests. Combining stunning photographs by the world's leading nature photographers--including new work by Tim Flach--with an inspiring text by award-winning author Lewis Blackwell, Rainforest opens our minds to the breathtaking beauty of these remarkable ecosystems, with their verdant plant life and diverse animal species. Swooping from aerial to macro perspectives, the book captures the world's most fascinating landscapes at all scales, from a vast sleeping forest cloaked in morning mist to the brilliant iridescent flicker of a butterfly's wing.

If I Ran the Rain Forest

If I Ran the Rain Forest

  • Author: Bonnie Worth
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007284829
  • Category: Rain forest animals
  • Page: 45
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In rhyming text, the Cat in the Hat introduces the tropical rainforest and the ways in which its plants and animals interact.

Conservation of Tropical Rainforests

Conservation of Tropical Rainforests

A Review of Financial and Strategic Solutions

  • Author: Brian Joseph McFarland
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319632361
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 680
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This book critically engages with how the conservation of tropical rainforests is financed. Beginning with the context of tropical deforestation, alongside an overview of tropical ecology, global environmental policy and finance, the book reviews several conservation financing instruments. These include ecotourism and private reserves, debt-for-nature swaps and government domestic budgetary expenditures for state and national parks. Tropical deforestation and forest degradation are serious global environmental issues, contributing to global climate change, species extinction, and threatening the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities. Yet, many leading companies, individuals and governments are making a positive impact on tropical forest conservation to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through the use of conservation finance. Conservation of Tropical Rainforests tells the history of international conservation finance and provides a variety of options for individuals, businesses, and governments to support conservation financing projects.

Amazing Animals of the Rainforest

Amazing Animals of the Rainforest

  • Author: Tracey West
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545093325
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 47
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Introduces the rainforests of the Earth and the animals and insects that live there, including the Bengal tiger, the chimpanzee, the anteater, and the tarantula.

In the Rainforest

In the Rainforest

  • Author: Howard Rice
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 9780743983570
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Journey through Earth's wet and wild rainforests with vivid photographs of the most unique plants and animals in the world's most untouched forests. Readers are introduced to the importance of protecting the rainforests and vocabulary related to the rainforest and its amazing inhabitants.

Breakfast in the Rainforest

Breakfast in the Rainforest

A Visit with Mountain Gorillas

  • Author: Richard Sobol,Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763622818
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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Presents the mountain gorilla in their remote habitat in Uganda, discussing the characteristics and behavior of the animals, the reasons for their endangered status, and the efforts being made to keep them from becoming extinct.