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Enjoy a journey to the tropics! In the Natural Inquirer Tropical edition, readers will learn about the plants and animals that make the tropics special. The tropics are the home of a variety of biomes, or regions with different kinds of vegetation and other life. Tropical biomes are largely defined by the amount of rainfall they get. In the tropics, you might find rain forests, dry forests, shrub lands, tropical plains called savannahs, and deserts. Scientists working in the International Institute of Tropical Forestry, or IITF, conducted the research in this issue.
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