Inside the Dzanga Sangha Rain Forest: Exploring the Heart of Central Africa

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Turtleback Books, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 126 pages
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"Inside the Dzanga Sangha Rain Forest" follows a team of scientists, artists, and filmmakers as they search for the elusive lowland gorilla, rare birds, leopards, a universe of insects, not to mention the powerful elephants for whom the forest is named. The team is guided by local BaAka people through elephant dung, swarms of sweat bees, and unexpected swamps as they explore and record everything they can about the rain forest. Readers learn about the rain forest, from the layers of forest canopy and the lives of the BaAka to practical skills, such as what to do if approached by a gorilla, and how to eat a termite. At the end of the expedition, the team sends back 6,000 pounds of specimens and materials and an incomparable first-hand account of life in the rain forest in order to create a unique walk-through exhibit, complete with sounds and smells. Reading Level: Ages 8-12

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User Review  - greengoddess - LibraryThing

Excellent book, informative and wonderfully written; takes you into the heart of the heart of the African rainforest, where new species are being found all the time. The photos and other illustrations are amazing. A great find for libraries and for schools. Read full review

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