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A Neotropical Companion, An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics, Second Edition
A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics, Second Edition is the most comprehensive one volume guide to the neotropics and an extraordinarily readable introduction to the birds, animals, plants, and ecosystems of the New World tropics. Kricher presents the complexities of tropical ecology as accessible and nonintimidating, with just the right amount of informality and humor.
Author: John Kricher
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Year of Publication: 1999
451 pp., 177 color illustrations, 86 line illus.
A Neotropical Companion, An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics, Second Edition is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. It is the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the Neotropics available today.
Widely praised in its first edition, it remains a book of unparalleled value to tourists, students, and scientists alike. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate the abundance of new scientific information that has been produced since it was first published in 1989. Major additions have been made to every chapter, and new chapters have been added on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation. Biodiversity and its preservation are discussed throughout the book, and Neotropical evolution is described in detail.
This new edition offers all new drawings and photographs, many of them in color.
|Dimensions||10 x 8 x 1.3 in|