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Popular Articles

Angier, N. 1991. Orchid’s deceptions are part of a grand strategy. The New York Times, B5, B8. 

Anonymous. 1987. Down to the treetops: By Balloon. National  Geographic

Anonymous. 1988. Vibrant ecosystem discovered far above tropical forest floor. The Washington Post, A4. 

Anonymous. 1988. The tree-top scientist. Indian Express

Anonymous. 1988. Unique ecosystem found in canopy of tropical forest. News Buffalo, New York. 

Anonymous. 1988. The Infinite Voyage, A teaching guide to Infinite Voyage. 

Anonymous. 1990. Sky Walkers. Sunday Mirror Magazine

Anonymous. 1990. Up a Tree. Brown Alumni Monthly 48. 

Anonymous. 1991. On the roof of the rain forest. Scientist. 

Anonymous. 1994. Washington researchers climb to new heights in forest watershed study. U.S. Water News 11. 

Anonymous. 1994. Nalini Nadkarni: Treetop explorer. Windows on the Wild World Wildlife Fund 28. 

Anonymous. 1994. Research perch: scientists who couldn’t see the forest for the trees now get a better view. The Oregonian, D1, D2. 

Anonymous. 1994. The sky’s the limit-Canopy crane opens new research horizons. University of Washington office of research newsletter 3:1-6. 

Anonymous. 1995. Seeing the forest for the trees. Scientific American

Anonymous. 1995. Treetop View. Popular Science 247: 

Anonymous. 1995. Treetop Purveyor. Washington Magazine

Anonymous. 1995. Another Green World: Forestry Research. The Economist, 335. 

Anonymous. 1995. Canopy open for business. Science 268:645-646. 

Arritt, S. 1996. Forest Ex-Machina. Discovery On-Line

Bedway, B. 1996. Life Above the Branches. Science World 17-19. 

Begley, S., and J. Carey. 1983. Tall tales from the jungle treetops. Newsweek 61-62. 

Bell, A. 1991. On the roof of the rain forest. New Scientist 129:48-51.

Bock, P. 1995. Lofty theories. Pacific Magazine

Boucher, N. 1995. The Evolution of Nalini Nadkarni. Brown Alumni Monthly 27-31. 

Braasch, G. 1996. The High Life. BBC Wildlife 14:62-67. 

Brandt, A. L. 1995. Scientists using a giant crane, gondola to study forest canopy. Daily World Aberdeen

Callahan, L. 1995. Whooping Crane: Now Scientists can view the Forest from the Treetops. The Columbian

Callahan, L. 1996. Scientists in the Sky. The Columbian

Cheney, K. 1990. Movie on C.R. Rainforests: Like Being Here.The Tico Times 10. 

Churchman, D. 1995. Look who’s in the rainforest- hanging out at the pool. Ranger Rick 30-37. 

Claggett, S. 1995. Unlocking the secrets of the canopy. Inner Voice 7:17. 

Dietrich, B. 1995. The complex web of life. The Seattle Times

Dodge, J. 1995. Her head is in the treetops. The Olympian

Dunn, t. 1991. A Tropical Sanctuary in Florida: Conservation is key at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Horticulture 36-43. 

Fitzgerald, B. 1991. Scientist searches treetops for cancer cure. Sarasota Herald Tribune. 

Gordon, E. 1991. Green Magic Kingdom. Gulfshore Life 58-60. 

Hill, R. L. 1995. Bird’s-eye view. The Oregonian

Hines, S. 1994. Clues found atop old-growth timber may boost watershed. University of Washington University Week 12:. 

Hines, S. 1995. Crane rises high in forest to boost info about canopy. University of Washington University Week 12:. 

Horne, C. 1995. Crane elevates canopy research. American Forests 9. 

Hudler, A. 1991. Shall not perish from the earth. Sarasota Magazine

Hughes, C. 1995. Treetop Traffic. National Geographic 35. 

Johnston, G. 1996. Sentinels of the Centuries. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Kenworthy, T. 1996. Atop Canopy, Explorers Open a New Frontier. The Washington Post, A3. 

Krajick, K. 1995. The Secret Life of Backyard Trees. Discover 92-101. 

Lowman, M. 1994. Accessing Forest Canopies. American Orchid Society Bulletin1252-1258. 

Lessem, D. 1987. Laboratory in the treetops. The Boston Globe, 53-54. 

Lessem, D. 1988. Life in the tropical treetops. Newsday, Long Island NY. 

Luoma, J. R. 1991. Treetops yield their secrets. The New York Times

Mattson, E. 1988. Outlook Bleak for Rainforests: valuable species at risk, scientists at UC Davis warn. Sacramento Bee

McRae, M. 1995. Sky divers. Audubon 64-69. 

Moffett, M. 1994. Crown of Creation. Nature Conservancy Magazine 24-29. 

Mosedale, L. 1990. Tree Woman. Glamour 131. 

Myers, N. 1993. Tropical Rainforests: Why Rainforests Matter to Us. Museum of Science, Boston Massachusetts 12-14. 

Nadkarni, N. 1985. Roots that go out on a limb. Natural History 43-48. 

Nadkarni, N. 1991. The search for medicinal tropical plants. Monteverde Conservation League

Nadkarni, N. 1991. Studying a forest drugstore. Sarasota Herald Tribune

Nadkarni, N. 1995. Good-bye, Tarzan: The science of life in the treetops gets down to business. The Sciences, 28-33. 

Nadkarni, N. 1996. Treetop Roots. Dragonfly 8-10. 

Nyary, S. 1994. The secret life of a tree in the rainforest. Life 60-68. 

Pennisi, E. 1993. Temperate treetops: Canopy research reaches new latitudes. Science News 408-410. 

Perry, D. 1980. An arboreal naturalist explores the rain forest’s mysterious canopy. Smithsonian 43-52. 

Pittman, C. 1989. Fighting for the rainforest. Sarasota Herald Tribune

Pittman, C. 1992. Save the planet. Sarasota Times

Press, A. 1995. Crane tops tallest trees: High above the forest floor, scientists study canopy. The Herald

Pryne, E. 1994. Not in our forest, locals tell scientists. The Seattle Times. 

Pryne, E. 1995. As the crane flies: Scientists can now take a close look at the forest from the top down.  The Seattle Times. 

Roach, M. 1994. Aliens in the Treetops: An exotic, two-legged species devises fantastic contraptions to explore the forest canopy. International Wildlife 4-11. 

Service, L. T.-W. P. n. 1988. Scientists find ecosystem 100 feet above forest floor. Sarasota Herald Tribune 12E. 

Sheck, R. 1990. Climbing trees: Biologist explores canopy. Tapir Tracks 5:1-2. 

Stoll, A. 1995. Craning for a better view. Longview Daily News

Tasker, G. 1994. Tropical treetops yield wealth of surprises: Most of the Earth’s plants and animals may be in tropical forest’s treetops. The Herald

Tennessen, M. 1988. Treetop Scientist. KCET Magazine 56-58. 

Wark, M. 1994. New Heights of Science. Review, The Evergreen State College 16:4-7. 

Welsbacher, A. 1992. Looking Up: What’s it Like to Study Life at the top of a 100-foot Tree? Encounters: Explorations of Science 22-23. 

Wilson, E. O. 1991. Rain Forest Canopy: The High Frontier. National Geographic 180:78-107. 

Wright, K. 1995. Seeing the forest for the trees. Scientific American 273:21-22.

Yoon, C. K. 1992. Pond-making plants nurture riot of life in forest treetops. The New York Times

Yoon, C. K. 1994. Biologists master the real scene of forest action. The New York Times, B7, B11.

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Books

Anonymous. 1987. Down to the treetops by balloon. National Geographic World. Pp. 13-19.

Chinery, M. 1991. Rainforest Animals. Random House. This book introduces readers (grades 3-5) to animals of the rainfor  est and how they live, including howler monkeys, toucans, andpoison-arrow frogs.

Collard, S. B. III. 1997. Monteverde: Science and Scientists in a Costa Rican Cloud Forest. Franklin Watts, Grolier Publishing. New York, New York. An easy-to-read and scientifically sound book for secondary school children and adults, with several chapters that are relevant to forest canopy ecology.

Collard, S.B. III. 2006. In the Rain Forest Canopy. Marshall Cavendish (Science Adventure series). This book describes the work of Dr. Nalini Nadkarni and other scientists in tropical and temperate rain forest canopies. Click here for availability .

Forsyth, A. 1993. Journey Through a Tropical Jungle. Silver Burdett Press, Morristown, New Jersey. A simply-written book suitable for upper-level primary and secondary school students and adults about cloud forest ecology and conservation.

Gibbons, G. 1994. Nature’s Green Umbrella. Morrow Junior Books. This book describes climatic conditions of the rainforest as well as the different layers of plants and animals that comprise the ecosystem, suited to grades 3-5.

Goodman, B. 1991. The Rain Forest.  Little, Brown. This book introduces the readers (grades 3-5) to the many kinds of animals and plants found in rainforests, and explains how human’s activities can threaten these fragile ecosystems.

Lasky, K. The Most Beautiful Roof in the World. Harcourt Brace and Co. San Diego, California. A picture book (photographs) children (ages 8-12) that provides basic information on forest canopies and their study.

Mitchell, A. 1986. The Enchanted Canopy. William Collins and Sons and Co. A general introduction to the rainforest canopy (ages 6 and up).

Moffett, M. W. 1994. The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. A wonderfully illustrated (photographs) and scientifically sound account of the fascinating plants, animals, and interactions in forest canopies around the world, written and photographed by a National Geographic writer and photographer.

Perry, D. 1986. Life Above the Jungle Floor. Simon and Schuster, New York, New York.  A description of early explorations of the forest canopy in a variety of tropical rainforests, written by an early pioneer of canopy exploration.

Sayre, A. 1994. Tropical Rain Forest. Twenty-first Century Books (Exploring Earth’s Biomes series). This book covers the tropical forest biome, rainforest weather, climate, and geology; plants and animals; people and the rainforest, and what you can do to help counter deforestation (grades 5 and up).

Williams, J. 2004. Exploring the Rain Forest with a Scientist. Enslow Publishers (I Like Science! series). Readers will learn about life in the canopy of the rain forest through the work of scientist Nalini Nadkarni. This lively, full-color book is well suited for early readers or read-aloud, and it supports the National Science Education Standards for inquiry-based learning. Click here for availability .

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Videos and Films

Heroes of the High Frontier. 1999. National Geographic Society.  (Winner of the Emmy for Best Documentary Film, 2000). This program was filmed over two years, on three continents, and depicts the research activities and results of four canopy researchers. The film depicts terrific graphics of primates, snakes, plants, and birds that inhabit the treetops, as well as scientifically sound information about their interactions.

Second Voyage of the Mimi, Episodes 10 and 11. 1989. Bank Street College of Education, New York, New York. These two episodes are part of a popular educational series about ecology and environmental studies. They highlight the climbing of a tree by a canopy researcher with a 13-year-old girl, and document what they discover in Costa Rican treetops.

Valley of the Giants, Anyplace Wild TV. Episode #111. Oct., 1998. A journey through the temperate rainforests of Olympic National Park, with an encounter of canopy roots in the canopy of bigleaf-maple trees. 

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CD ROMs, Video Games, and other media

CD-ROM: Rainforest Researchers: Students (grades 5-8) become teams of scientists faced with two challenging assignments about rainforest plants. As they probe the Indonesian rainforest for clues, students explore the diverse and mysterious web of life in this rich ecosystem. Call: 1-800-342-0236.

CD-ROM: Sunburst Earth Explorer: A Field Trip to the Rainforest Deluxe. This material introduces students to the fragile environment of three of the world’s major rainforests: South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Colorful illustrations and vivid photographs capture the variety of animals, insects, and plants that coexist beneath and within the forest canopy. Call: 1-800-321-7511; Fax: 1-914-747-4109.

On-Line Video Game: Help stop the carve up of the Congo Rain Forest. Visit the Rainforest Foundation webpage and play a game

Kids for Saving Earth Worldwide (KSE): This is a non-profit organization that inspires and empowers children to protect the Earth. It was started by 11-year-old Clinton Hill before he died from cancer. This rainforest program is one of many inspiring action-oriented KSE programs for young people (grades 1-12). To join their efforts to protect the Earth, phone (612) 559-1234; E-mail: KSEWW@aol.com, or write: KSE, P.O. Box 421118, Minneapolis, MN 55442.

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