This highly acclaimed VHS video set is a series of ten-10 minute programs comparing North American temperate forests and Amazonian rain forests. How does the diversity of life in my area compare with the diversity in other places? Why is it that way? Why is it important? The series illustrates genetic, species, and ecosystem diversity; habitats; causes of habitat loss, the value of biodiversity; and some of the local, national, and international strategies for preserving natural diversity.