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Tropical Forests

Author(s): Bernard A. Marcus, PhD, Genesee Community College
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763754341
  • Paperback    198 pages      © 2009
Price: $81.95 US List
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Part of the Jones and Bartlett Series on Ecosystems and Biomes

The first text in a series of single topic ecology books, Tropical Forests is an ideal text or supplement for introductory biology, ecology, and environmental science courses. It provides students with an accurate, easy to read, and easy to understand account of this important biome that is often covered too briefly in general texts.  This guide provides a compact picture of the world's tropical forests with overviews on the meteorological and geological influences on the biology of the ecosystem. It describes many of the interactions of plants and animals of the tropics in an  evolutionary context. It's narrative style and clear illustrations and diagrams engage students, and paint a clear picture of the important concepts presented throughout the text.

Features & Benefits

Provides insight into the biology of tropical forests in a language that is accessible to students new to the subject.

The author incorporates relevant examples and includes current environmental issues when describing the processes and challenges of the tropical forests.

Provides a concise introduction to the world's tropical forests with overviews on the meteorological and geological influences on the biology of the ecosystem.

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for courses within General Biology, Environmental Science, and Introductory Biology

Bernard A. Marcus, PhD-Genesee Community College

Bernard Marcus holds degrees from Rider College, Colgate University, State University of New York at Brockport, and Columbia Pacific University. He is a winner of the National Association of Biology Teachers Two-Year College Teaching Award and a past president of the Empire State Association of Two-Year College Biologists. Dr. Marcus has authored a number of professional articles in Environmental Science and Environmental Education, and he wrote the Malaria module of the Chelsea House series on Deadly Diseases and Epidemics. His interest in tropical forests developed late in his career, but was able to study in and lead student trips to Central America several times before retiring. Dr. Marcus now lives near Syracuse, NY, where he divides his time among writing, fishing, model railroading, and his grandchildren.