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The Last Rain Forests: A World Conservation Atlas.
Edited by Mark Collins. Foreword by David Attenborough. Oxford University Press, Inc., 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. 1990. 200 pp. Hardcover. $35.00. ISBN O- 19-520836-6.

The Last Rain Forests is all authoritative and comprehensive pictorial feast for understanding conservation issues of tropical rain forest management. Illustrated with over 200 stunning color photographs and maps, the book is positioned as the "first popular reference to map the world's rain forests, spell out the problems facing these regions, and propose realistic strategies for ensuring their survival." The book discusses the habitats, forest types, and the people who inhabit the rain forests of tropical America, Africa, and Australia. Simply put, this joint effort of the World Conservation Monitoring Center and the Union for Conservation of Nature is essential reading (and viewing) for all with an interest in the world's tropical rain forests.

Article copyright American Botanical Council.