linkurl:Adrian Forsyth; knows rainforests. With friends and photographers linkurl:Michael and Patricia Fogden,; the Harvard-trained ecologist and Smithsonian Institution researcher has made a career out of exploring tropical ecosystems from Central and South America to Asia. In his latest book, linkurl:__Nature of the Rain Forest: Costa Rica and Beyond__,; Forsyth describes the amazing plant and animal diversity lurking in the lush, imperiled forests of Central and South America. Brilliant photos taken by the Fogdens spring off the page and illustrate Forsyth's insights in vibrant color. Forsyth took some time to talk with __The Scientist__ and describe his experiences in the rainforest and his crusade to protect them as the vice president of programs at the Blue Moon Fund, a conservation organization. Images from __Nature of the Rainforest__ all © Michael and Patricia FogdenFrom the introduction by E. O. Wilson:__Palentologists have recorded five episodes of mass extinction during the past 600...

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