The Mighty Rain Forest: In Association with Worldforest 90

John Nichols, Author David & Charles Publishers $29.95 (200p) ISBN 978-0-7153-9461-8
The author looks at rain forests around the world, describing the animals, plants and people who inhabit them and showing how humans are destroying vital natural resources at an alarming rate. He explains how, why and by whom the rain forests are being exterminated, and presents ideas on what can be done to save them. Nichol ( The Animal Smugglers ), head of production and marketing for Worldforest90, a week of international media events scheduled for the fall of this year, knows how to get ideas across to the public; he shares some of his techniques with readers, so that those who are inspired to take up the cause of the rain forests on talk shows will know how to proceed. The text suffers from a lack of editing, but Nichol captures the beauty and mystery of vanishing jungles nevertheless. The 150 photographs, 100 of them in color, are superb. (July)
Reviewed on: 03/31/1990
Release date: 04/01/1990
Genre: Nonfiction
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