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Currency- This journal, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, was published on November 6, 2013 and updated on December 8, 2014 making the source current as well as up to date.

Relevance- Biodiversity is key to make sure a biome in healthy and still existant making it important inforamtion for our biome chart.

Authority- Carolina Larios and Alejandro Casas both study latin related studies making their studies done about Mexico more fitting for the two.

Accuracy- The two authors of the well researched journal article and are both trusted specialists giving the source its accuracy.

Purpose- The purpose of this journal is to inform others about the efforts done to conserve our parts of our tropical rainforest biome.

 

This source was chosen because it is a reliable journal entry which covers the Tropical Rainforest and some of species that it contains.


Larios, Carolina, et al. "Plant management and biodiversity conservation in Nahuatl homegardens of the Tehuacan Valley, Mexico." Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9 (2013): 74. Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.

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BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Case study: human intervention in the Amazon

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Case study: human intervention in the Amazon | Tropical Rainforest | Scoop.it
A secondary school revision resource for GCSE Geography on human uses of rainforests, including a case study on the Amazon rainforest.
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BBC Nature - Rainforest videos, news and facts

BBC Nature - Rainforest videos, news and facts | Tropical Rainforest | Scoop.it
Rainforests are the world's powerhouses, the most vital habitats on the planet.
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C-This site contains videos ranging from early 2000's to 2014

R- The information includes deforestation in our worlds rainforests, the extreme diversity of wildlife, the beauty of regeneration, and much more

A- BBC Nature 

A- The videos are further explained under the clips where you can read about general information of the tropical rainforests. 

P- The purpose for these videos is to show the beauty of tropical rainforests and inform people of how they being destroyed and how the impact our world. 

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Encyclopedia Article

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Noah Freedman's insight:

Currency- The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Vol. 7 was published in 2014 showing that the information is current and therefore accurate.

Relevance- For this project we need basic information regarding our biome. A science edition encyclopedia serves the purpose for gathering all the accurate basics of our biome.

Authority- Bill Freedman is the author for this rainforest article and is qualified to write for Gale.

Accuracy- The truthfulness of this source is valid because the information overlaps other qualified sources as well.

Purpose- Without encyclopedias this information would most likely not exist because many other sources go to encyclopedias for their research because how factual it is.


This source was chosen because it covers almost all the information we need to inform our class everything about our biome.


Freedman, Bill. "Rainforest." The Gale Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. K. Lerner and Brenda Lerner. 5th ed. Vol. 7. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2014. 3668-3671. Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.

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Journal Entry

Noah Freedman's insight:

Currency- This journal, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, was published on November 6, 2013 and updated on December 8, 2014 making the source current as well as up to date.

Relevance- Biodiversity is key to make sure a biome in healthy and still existant making it important inforamtion for our biome chart.

Authority- Carolina Larios and Alejandro Casas both study latin related studies making their studies done about Mexico more fitting for the two.

Accuracy- The two authors of the well researched journal article and are both trusted specialists giving the source its accuracy.

Purpose- The purpose of this journal is to inform others about the efforts done to conserve our parts of our tropical rainforest biome.

 

This source was chosen because it is a reliable journal entry which covers the Tropical Rainforest and some of species that it contains.


Larios, Carolina, et al. "Plant management and biodiversity conservation in Nahuatl homegardens of the Tehuacan Valley, Mexico." Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9 (2013): 74. Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.

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Science in Context - Magazine Article

Science in Context
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Currency- This weekly column article is very current because the publish date was September 21, 2014.

Relevance- The tropical rain forest is often a source of destruction for industrial reasons. Because of this the source is very relavant and covers the importance of being aware of its destruction.

Authority- Scheer, Roddy, and Doug Moss from EarthTalk are the authors of this source.

Accuracy- This is very trustworthy because of the references to other specialists.

Purpose- This information exists to raise awareness of our race’s actions on the tropical rainforest which we often times forget.

 

This source was chosen because we will have to include the importance biomes are to humans in our biome chart. 

 

Scheer, Roddy, and Doug Moss. "Dear EarthTalk: How is it that some food purveyors are contributing to the destruction of tropical rainforests by ditching unhealthy 'trans fats?'." EarthTalk: Questions & Answers About Our Environment. A Weekly Column21 Sept. 2014. Science in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.

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