Deep Jungle: Monsters of the Forest
Additional Web and Print Resources

WEB SITES

The Brazil Nut Industry — Past, Present, and Future
http://www.nybg.org/bsci/braznut/BrazilNut.html
Learn everything about the Brazil nut tree, from its phenology to its natural history.

Stranglers and Banyans: Amazing Figs of the Tropical Rain Forest
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ploct99.htm
Get a sense of the amazing and bizarre behaviors of the wild fig trees that grow in the jungle.

BBC Radio: Adventures of the Spider Man
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/spiderman.shtml
Listen to Martin Nicholas as he discusses his passion for spiders, preparations for his trip to Peru to find the chicken-eating spider, and finally, his successful sighting of the infamous tarantula.

Ask the Scientists: Bee Lines
http://www.pbs.org/safarchive/3_ask/archive/bio/
81_jniehanddroubik_bio.html
Bee experts David Roubik and James Nieh discuss their research on bees and bee communication.

Amazonia
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Amazonia/glimpes.cfm
Learn more about the Amazon’s unique animals and plants. Take a virtual tour of the National Zoo’s Amazon exhibit, where visitors can view more than 350 species of plants and dozens of species of mammals, birds, insects, and more.

Passport to the Rainforest
http://passporttoknowledge.com/rainforest/intro.html
Explore the world’s largest rainforest through articles, video clips, and hands-on activities.

Monitoring the Brazilian Amazonian Forest
http://www.grid.inpe.br/
Satellite images show the yearly increments of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon from 2000 to 2001.

PBS: Journey Into Amazonia
http://www.pbs.org/journeyintoamazonia/
JOURNEY INTO AMAZONIA features the swollen rivers, flooded forests, and dense canopy of the vast rainforest recognized as one of Earth’s natural wonders.

 

RELATED NATURE EPISODES

Deep Jungle: New Frontiers
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/deepjungle/ep1/
Part I of the Deep Jungle miniseries.

Deep Jungle: The Beast Within
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/deepjungle/ep3/
Part III of the Deep Jungle miniseries.

 

BOOKS

Pearce, Fred. DEEP JUNGLE. Cornwall, England: Eden Project Books, 2005.

Goulding, Michael. THE SMITHSONIAN ATLAS OF THE AMAZON. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2003.

—. AMAZON: THE FLOODED FOREST. New York: Sterling, 1990.

Raffles, Hugh. IN AMAZONIA: A NATURAL HISTORY. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Smith, Nigel, et al. THE AMAZON RIVER FOREST: A NATURAL HISTORY OF PLANTS, ANIMALS, AND PEOPLE. Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Weil, Andrew. THE LOST AMAZON: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF RICHARD EVANS SCHULTES. New York: Chronicle Books, 2004.

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