How Monkeys Make Chocolate

How Monkeys Make Chocolate

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Rainforest

Book - 2006
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If tropical rainforests seem like far-off places that you'll only ever see in the movies, it may be difficult to believe that you have an almost daily connection to them. Take a bite of your favorite candy bar, pour a glass of cola, or relieve minor aches and pains with an aspirin; each of these common actions is made possible by unique resources from the world's rainforests. Biologist and writer Adrian Forsyth draws readers into the rainforests of South and Central America, Africa, and Asia with first-hand stories and photographs of the people, animals, and plants. Aboriginal communities and a vast number of animals have been thriving in these forests for centuries. However, many North Americans are just beginning to understand the richness of rainforests: What tastes or poisons or cures hide in every leaf; which insects depend on each variety of plant; which fruits feed birds and which feed bats or monkeys. His adventures reveal amazing origins to products that are common to us and easily found at the corner store or neighborhood pharmacy. With this visual force and sagacious words of experience, Forsyth gracefully instills a deep wonder for the rainforests' web of life and the importance of conserving these forests of plenty.
Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree, 2006.
ISBN: 9781897066782
1897066783
9781897066775
1897066775
Branch Call Number: J 577.34 For
Characteristics: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

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