Emerald Labyrinth

Author: Eli Greenbaum
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512601209
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Emerald Labyrinth is a scientist and adventurer's chronicle of years exploring the rainforests of sub-Saharan Africa. The richly varied habitats of the Democratic Republic of the Congo offer a wealth of animal, plant, chemical, and medical discoveries. But the country also has a deeply troubled colonial past and a complicated political present. Author Eli Greenbaum is a leading expert in sub-Saharan herpetology - snakes, lizards, and frogs - who brings a sense of wonder to the question of how science works in the twenty-first century. Along the way he comes face to face with spitting cobras, silverback mountain gorillas, wild elephants, and the teenaged armies of AK-47-toting fighters engaged in the continent's longest-running war. As a bellwether of the climate and biodiversity crises now facing the planet, the Congo holds the key to our planet's future. Writing in the tradition of books like The Lost City of Z, Greenbaum seeks out the creatures struggling to survive in a war-torn, environmentally threatened country. Emerald Labyrinth is an extraordinary book about the enormous challenges and hard-won satisfactions of doing science in one of the least known, least hospitable places on earth.

Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Author: Debbie Nevins
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502636395
Size: 65.14 MB
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the largest and most populous country in Central Africa. Its history has been marred by almost continuous war, and the Congolese people have long suffered through political tumult. Largely covered in dense rain forests, the country, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, is traversed by the Congo River, a lifeline that transports Congolese merchants with barges filled with fruit, grains, and bushmeat to local villages. Allow your readers to explore the vibrant culture and lush landscape of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in this book, which features informative sidebars and engaging color photographs.

La Selva Forest World

Author: Margarita Engle
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781534451070
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Now in Spanish, award-winning author Margarita Engle’s lively middle grade novel in verse about a Cuban-American boy who visits his family’s village in Cuba for the first time—and meets a sister he didn’t know he had. Edver isn’t happy about being shipped off to Cuba to visit the father he barely knows. Yet now that travel laws have changed and it’s a lot easier for divided families to be reunited, his mom thinks it's time for some father-son bonding. Edver doesn’t know what this summer has in store, but he’s definitely not expecting to meet a sister he didn’t know existed! Luza is a year older and excited to see her little brother, until she realizes how different their lives have been. Looking for anything they might have in common, they sneak onto the internet—and accidentally catch the interest of a dangerous wildlife poacher. Edver has fought plenty of villains in video games. Now, to save the Cuban jungle they love, he and Luza are going to have to find a way to conquer a real villain! A Edver no le hace ninguna gracia que lo envíen a Cuba a ver al padre que apenas conoce. Sin embargo, ahora que las leyes de viaje han cambiado y es mucho más fácil reunir a las familias divididas, su mamá piensa que es hora de que padre e hijo pasen tiempo juntos. Edver no se imagina lo que le depara el verano, ¡pero definitivamente no espera conocer a la hermana que ni siquiera sabía que existía! Luza es un año mayor y está muy entusiasmada por conocer a su hermanito, hasta que se da cuenta de cuán diferentes han sido sus vidas. A la busca de cualquier cosa que puedan tener en común, se meten en internet y accidentalmente atraen la atención de un peligroso cazador de animales salvajes. Edver ha luchado contra muchísimos villanos en los videojuegos. Ahora, para salvar la selva que tanto quieren, ¡Luza y él tendrán que encontrar un modo de derrotar a un villano real!