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  A traditional Peruvian Amazon story
   Retold by storyteller/teacher Debra Pieri

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The Adaptations Abound

Rainforest Cyberhunt

People of the Tropical Rainforests

Our Precious Rainforests

Build a Soil Aggregate

Earth's Tropical Regions

Layers of the Rainforest

Products of the Rainforest

The Water Cycle

Forest Comparison

Precipitation Measurement


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Connecting with Peruvian Schools:

• Anderson, A. Alternatives to Deforestation.
Columbia University Press. NY. 1990.

• Arvigo, Rosita. Sastun: Mt Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer.
Harper Collins Publishers. NY. 1994.

• Davis, Wade. One River: Explorations and Discoveries in
the Amazon Rain Forest.
Simon & Schuster. NY. 1997.

• Duke, James and R. Vasquez. Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary. CRC Press. FL. 1994.

• Head S. & R. Heinzman. Lessons of the Rainforest. Sierra Club Books. CA. 1990.

• Holldobler, Bert & Wilson, Edward O. Journey to the Ants: A
Story of Scientific Exploration.
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. MA. 1998.

• Joyce, Christopher. Earthly Goods: Medicine-Hunting in the Rainforest. Little, Brown and Company. NY. 1994.

• Kricher, John. A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics, 2nd Ed. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ. 1997.

• Place, S. Tropical Rainforest, A Scholarly Resources, Inc., Imprint. DE. 1993.

• Plotkin, Mark. Tales of the Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotonist Searches For New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest. Penguin Books. NY. 1993.

• Quammen, David. The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions. Simon & Schuster. NY. 1996.

• Rabinowitz, Alan. Jaguar: One Man's Battle to Establish the World's First Jaguar Reserve. Doubleday. NY. 1986.

• Ritchie, Mark. Spirit of the Rainforest: A Yanomamo Shaman Story. Island Lake Press, Chicago, IL. 1996.

• Royte, Elizabeth. The Tapir's Morning Bath: Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest and the Scientists Who Are Trying to Solve Them. Houghton Mifflin Company. NY. 2001.

• Wilson, E.O. The Diversity of Life. W.W. Norton & Company, NY. 1992.

• Cherry, Lynne. The Great Kapok Tree. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers. NY. 1990.

• DeStefano, Susan. Chico Mendes: Fight for the Forest. Twenty-first Century Books, Inc. 1992.

• Dunphy, Madeline. Here is the Tropical Rain Forest. Hyperion Books for Children. NY. 1994.

• Flora. Feathers Like a Rainbow: An Amazon Indian Tale.
HarperCollins Children's Books. NY. 1989.

• Gibbons, Gail. Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests. Morrow Junior Books. NY. 1994.

• Goodman, Susan. Bats, Bugs, and Biodiversity: Adventures in the Amazonian Rain Forest. Atheneum. NY. 1995.

• Jordan, Tanis. Journey of the Red-Eyed Tree Frog. Green Tiger
Press. NY. 1991.

• Jordan, Tanis. Jungle Days, Jungle Nights. Kingfisher Books.
MA. 1993.

• Lepthien, Emelie. Tropical Rain Forests. Chicago Press. IL. 1993.

• Lessem, Don. Inside the Amazing Amazon. Crown Books. NY. 1995.

• Lewin, Ted. Amazon Boy. Macmillan Publishing Company.
England. 1993

• Taylor, Barbara. Rain Forest. Dorling Kindersley, Inc. NY. 1992.

• Weir, Bob & Wendy. Panther Dream: A Story of the African Rainforest. Hyperion Books for Children. NY. 1991.

• Yolen, Jane. Welcome to the Green House. G.P. Putnam's Sons. NY. 1993.

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Useful Materials
The Living Air — Sounds from the Peruvian Rainforest CD

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The Amazing Peruvian Amazon: A Guide to Rainforest Ecology

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