The High Frontier: Exp...
The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy,
Moffett presents unparalleled coverage of the aerial plants and the millions of creatures--many of which have never been classified by science--whose survival depends upon them, in a fascinating look at the Earth's last and greatest ecological frontier: tree crowns in the rainforest canopies. 133 color photos.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1994 by Harvard University Press
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Well, hell, it looks like I'm the first. It's a slim volume, but totally packed. Moffett's an ant guy who has photographed for National Geo for years. He was also E.O. Wilson's grad student, so he knows his stuff. Curiously, although Moffett does explain his reasons, this is a plant book, and it's the plant book that launched me, as far as I've gotten, into tree canopy studies. Eye-popping pictures, and mind-bending statistics. Exempla gratia: there are more tree species in a 2-hectare plot on B...more