This book provides a complete introduction to the fascinating world of the tropical rain forest. Written for a broad readership, it describes the structure and function of rain-forest ecosystems, their value to us, and the damage we are causing them. A recognized authority in the field, T.C. Whitmore confronts the problems of conserving these ecologically vital regions without sensationalism or distortion. He presents a wealth of vital information in a form accessible to anyone wishing to know more about these luxuriant and diverse regions.Whitmore, T. C. is the author of 'Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests' with ISBN 9780198542766 and ISBN 0198542763.