Three more beautiful new editions of A.A. Milne's timeless stories from Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. Egmont Books are proud to present: 'An Expotition to the North Pole', 'Tiggers Don't Climb Trees', and 'A House is Built at Pooh Corner'. Each story is original and unabridged with Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends beautifully brought to life throughout by the coloured illustrations and sketches by Ernest H. Shepard. These stunning editions will be enjoyed by Winnie-the-Pooh fans whatever their age, and would make perfect gifts to treasure forever.
Tropical climates, which occur between 23 30'N and S latitude (Jacob 1988), encompass a wide variety of plant communities (Hartshorn 1983, 1988), many of which are diverse in their woody floras. Within this geographic region, temperature and the amount and seasonality of rainfall define habitat types (UNESCO 1978). The F AO has estimated that there 1 are about 19 million km of potentially forested area in the global tropics, of which 58% were estimated to still be in closed forest in the mid-1970s (Sommers 1976; UNESCO 1978). Of this potentially forested region, 42% is categorized as dry forest lifezone, 33% is tropical moist forest, and 25% is wet or rain forest (Lugo 1988). The species diversity of these tropical habitats is very high. Raven (1976, in Mooney 1988) estimated that 65% of the 250,000 or more plant species of the earth are found in tropical regions. Of this floristic assemblage, a large fraction are woody species. In the well-collected tropical moist forest of Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 39. 7% (481 of 1212 species) of the native phanerogams are woody, arborescent species (Croat 1978). Another 21. 9% are woody vines and lianas. Southeast Asian Dipterocarp forests may contain 120-200 species of trees per hectare (Whitmore 1984), and recent surveys in upper Amazonia re- corded from 89 to 283 woody species ~ 10 cm dbh per hectare (Gentry 1988). Tropical communities thus represent a global woody flora of significant scope.
Vermont's state tree, the Sugar Maple, is one of several species of deciduous trees responsible for the spectacular fall foliage displays the state is famous for. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike.
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