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About A Place Out of Time



The rainforest section of mongabay.com (rainforests.mongabay.com) is based on A Place Out of Time: Tropical Rainforests - Their Wonders and the Perils They Face, a project by Rhett Ayers Butler. Rhett initially developed the work over a four year period (1996-2000) and continues to update and revise the project today.

A Place Out of Time is written for those who have an interest in the natural world. It is scripted to appeal to a broad audience so that readers from grade school students to stockbrokers to plumbers can enjoy and learn about tropical rainforests. Rhett has sought to broaden the reach and horizons of this text by incorporating and bringing together far flung—and sometimes seemingly unrelated—information from a variety of sources not easily accessible to most readers. In the process the author has tried to simplify the sometimes complex subject matter and provide some insight into the current economic, political, and social climate for tropical rainforests.

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Acknowledgements

Special thanks to William Bridges for web copyediting this work. Bill, a veteran editor and former director of the Pulliam School of Journalism at Franklin College, is based in Indiana.

Also thanks to Nancy, Penn and Anne for their support.





Other pages in this section:

Solutions Introduction
Sustainable Forest Products
Large-scale Forest Products
Medicinal Drugs
Logging
Logging (con't)
Oil
Conservation Priorities
Reserve Size & Valuation
Organization
Intergovernmental Institutions
Communication, Education
Indigenous people
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References (1)
References (2)
References (3)
References (4)
References (5)
Eco-tourism
Foods & Genetic Diversity
Medicinal Drugs & Pesticides
Logging (con't)
Cattle
Increasing Productivity
Types of Reserves
Funding
Developing nations
NGOs
International Organizations
Conclusion

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Kids version of this section
- How can we save rainforests?
- Education
- Rehabilitation
- Sustainable development
- Parks
- Eco-friendly companies
- Ecotourism
- What you can do


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