No Rain in the Amazon

No Rain in the Amazon

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Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens to unleash a kind of qcarbon bombq that will add to our already deteriorating climate difficulties. As he travels across Peru and Brazil, recognized South America expert Nikolas Kozloff talks to locals, scientists and activists about the rainforest and what should be done to avert its collapse. Drawing on his expertise of South American politics, Kozloff argues that cooperation between the world's countries is essential in turning back the tide of climate change and that the fate of the planet depends on our response to environmental problems within the southern hemisphere.The largest rodent in the world, the capybara resembles a huge guinea pig and can weigh up to 140 pounds. ... Living life in the slow lane, manatees are fond of doing nothing much at all. ... By the look of it, the infant was not doing too well.

Title:No Rain in the Amazon
Author:Nikolas Kozloff
Publisher:Macmillan - 2010-04-13


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