tropical forest


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tropical forest

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It is rather an elevated table- land, though there are stretches of tropical forest, but it is not so tropical a country as many suppose it to be.
Behind us rose a dark and forbidding wood of giant arborescent ferns intermingled with the commoner types of a primeval tropical forest. Huge creepers depended in great loops from tree to tree, dense under-brush overgrew a tangled mass of fallen trunks and branches.
And then there was the sound of a body falling on the floor and being dragged along and a door slammed and then nothing, nothing more around us save the scorching silence of the south in the heart of a tropical forest!
She was working at a great design of a tropical river running through a tropical forest, where spotted deer would eventually browse upon masses of fruit, bananas, oranges, and giant pomegranates, while a troop of naked natives whirled darts into the air.
"Listen to this," he said after a few minutes, and he read several pages descriptive of a great flooded tropical forest being navigated by boys on a raft.
TEEKA, STRETCHED AT luxurious ease in the shade of the tropical forest, presented, unquestionably, a most alluring picture of young, feminine loveliness.
He saw her bending over pythons coiled upon the sand, or considering the brown rock breaking the stagnant water of the alligators' pool, or searching some minute section of tropical forest for the golden eye of a lizard or the indrawn movement of the green frogs' flanks.
Vienna, Austria, May 19, 2012 --(PR.com)-- On behalf of WWF Switzerland, Ennovent is managing the Tropical Forest Challenge to discover innovative for-profit enterprises from around the world that have a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity.
By identifying, mapping and measuring the trunks of 70,000 trees across Africa, geographers from the University of Leeds Earth and Biosphere Institute have found that not only are tropical forest trees getting bigger, but the forests in which they live are soaking up more carbon dioxide.
Holzman (geography and environmental studies, San Francisco State U.) begins by introducing tropical forest biomes as a whole, then focuses in turn on biomes in broadleaf evergreen forests, rainforests, and seasonal forests and their regional expression in tropical regions around the world.
A 10-week study at the beginning of the wet season in a lowland tropical forest in Panama revealed similar results.
The World Wildlife Fund is warning that the world's second largest tropical forest, the Congo Basin, could lose two-thirds of its forests within 50 years if logging and mineral exploitation are not curbed.

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