The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World Exploring the Rainforest Canopy Journey along with Dr Meg Lowman a scientist who with the help of slings suspended walkways and mountain climbing equipment has managed to ascend into one of our planet s least accessible and mos

  • Title: The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy
  • Author: Kathryn Lasky Christopher G. Knight
  • ISBN: 9780152008932
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Journey along with Dr Meg Lowman, a scientist who, with the help of slings, suspended walkways, and mountain climbing equipment, has managed to ascend into one of our planet s least accessible and most fascinating ecosystems the rain forest canopy Fresh in outlook and intriguing in details, this book will strengthen any library collection on the rainforest Booklist

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    1. Kathryn Lasky's The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy is both informative and engaging (Dr. Lowman is inspiring, and I appreciate that when she is introducing her two sons to the rainforest canopy, she is first and foremost concerned with and for their safety and that they do not needlessly interfere with the rainforest's diverse ecosystems). For a rather dense non fiction offering on the science of rainforest canopy exploration and research, the presented narrati [...]

    2. We first started reading this book on in October 2015, but I didn't get very far reading it aloud with our girls. They told me that they were burnt out on rainforest books. So I ended up borrowing it again and reading it on my own. It's a fast read and very informative and educational, if a bit dated (the book was first published about 19 years ago and you can see that by the clothing styles). Still, there are a lot of colorful photographs that really help to depict the information provided in t [...]

    3. I found this story of Meg Lowman and her work in the rainforest canopy quite interesting. The text was dense for a picture book, and it didn't hold my children's attentiond even I read it in two chunks, not one sitting. But I especially found the description of how she studied and recorded the plant and insect life in a five meter square rather interesting. I also found it interesting to read about how she used an inflatable raft to float over the canopy in Cameroon and how she swung through the [...]

    4. An in-depth look at a day in the life of scientist Meg Lowman and her research in the canopy section of the Blue Creek Rainforest in Belize. There was some interesting information in this book, but I think it could have been presented differently to hold the reader's attention better. I did like the descriptions of the ant gardens; I had never heard of those before. I would be interested in learning more about canopy walkway construction and other technological improvements made in the last 20 y [...]

    5. The photographs have no captions. 1160 Lexile. Plenty of tier 3 vocabulary particular to rain forests. No page numbers for reference. No index, but there is a glossary. Interesting text that shows the task of a scientist gathering information for research. Also suggests the importance of responsible research when Dr. Meg Lowman takes a spider specimen but her children exclaim that it could be the last spider of its kind. (It wasn't and she shows them how she knows.). It's is a narrative nonficti [...]

    6. A day in the life of a scientist carefully examining the canopy (top layer) of the rainforest using a system of bridges and cranes to send her aloft. Nice matter-of-fact description of a working mom scientist who engages her sons in her work. Unfortunately, the books is now a bit dated, and drags in places. The Scientist in the Field series is a more up-to-date text that presents the work of scientists solving puzzles about nature. With guidance from adults, children may enjoy this, but its a de [...]

    7. This was a fairly good book, with some interesting information. I wish it had some additional nonfiction text features, such as diagrams, captions, fast fact boxes, etc to aid the comprehension of my students.

    8. A educational journey through the Rainforest through the eyes of Kathryn Lasky. I always enjoy reading a sharing a book that shows through picture and words the actual author's experience.

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