temperate: templados much younger: mucho más jóvenes soil: suelo contains/to contain: contiene/ contener nutrients: nutrientes located/to locate: ubicados/ubicar along: a lo largo de scarce: escasos
Temperate rainforests are much younger than tropical rainforests. The soil in temperate forests contains more nutrients than that of the tropics. Temperate rainforests are located along the Pacific coast of the United States. Temperate rainforests are much more scarce than tropical rainforests. Some of the best forests are found in Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Tongass National Forest, Mount St. Helens National Monument and Redwood National Park.
western side: lado oeste home to: hogar de wettest: más mojadas because: porque dense timber: árboles densos including: incluyendo
Olympic National Park is located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. The western side of the park is home to a temperate rain forest and the wettest area in the continental United States. Because this is a temperate rainforest it contains dense timber, including spruce and fir.
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The Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States. It spans over 17 million acres. It is a northern temperate rain forest, home to rare flora and fauna that are endangered elsewhere. The Tongass National Forest is also home to about 70,000 people who depend on the national forest for their livelihood. Several Alaska Native tribes live throughout Southeast Alaska. 31 communities are located within the forest; the largest is Juneau, the state capital, with a population of 31,000. The forest is named for the Tongass group of the Tlingit people, who inhabited the Alaska panhandle.
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Publication information: Book title: Read and Think English. Contributors: Los Editores De La Revista Think English - OrganizationName. Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2008. Page number: 177.
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