Contains colour illustrations of more than 500 of Peru's most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals from the Machu Picchu Incan ruins high in the Andes Mountains, to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, and the Iquitos area of Amazonian northeastern Peru. Also includes information on the identification and location of the most frequently seen animals, the ecology, behaviour, and conservation of the animals, information on Peru's habitats and on the most common plants encountered, and brief descriptions of Peru's most frequently visited parks and reserves.
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David L. Pearson is a Research Professor in the Department of Biology at Arizona State University. He has studied habitats from desert grasslands and coral atolls to tropical rain forests and has written more than 75 scientific articles.
Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and university zoology teacher. He is the author of numerous wildlife guides including Costa Rica in the same series.