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Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics

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By: John Kricher

451 pages, 177 col photos, 86 line illus

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Sep 1999 | Edition: 2 | #98787 | ISBN: 0691009740
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 2 | #68318 | ISBN: 0691044333
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About this book

Illustrated by Andrea Lefeune
An introduction for armchair travellers, field naturalists and conservationists to the tropics of Central and South America. In it, the author gives a general overview of the ecosystem types, the rain forests, the variety of trees and plants, the still relatively untapped wealth of drugs that can be extracted from them, the great diversity of animal life, and the crucial importance of preserving the ecosystems.

The book is exactly what it says it is, a companion to take with you on your travels in the New World tropics... The author has written ... with just the right amount of informality and humor. Journal of Natural History An intense and lively field guide...compact and richly substantive Scientific American


Contents

<table><TR><TD> <TD>Foreword <TR><TD>Ch. 2 <TD>Rainforest Structure and Diversity <TR><TD>Ch. 3 <TD>How a Rainforest Functions <TR><TD>Ch. 4 <TD>Evolutionary Patterns in the Tropics <TR><TD>Ch. 5 <TD>Complexities of Coevolution and Ecology of Fruit <TR><TD>Ch. 6 <TD>The Neotropical Pharmacy <TR><TD>Ch. 7 <TD>Living Off the Land in the Tropics <TR><TD>Ch. 8 <TD>Rivers through Rainforest <TR><TD>Ch. 9 <TD>Introduction to the Andes and Tepuis <TR><TD>Ch. 10 <TD>Savannas and Dry Forests <TR><TD>Ch. 11 <TD>Coastal Ecosystems: Mangroves, Seagrass, and Coral Reefs <TR><TD>Ch. 12 <TD>Neotropical Birds <TR><TD>Ch. 13 <TD>A Rainforest Bestiary <TR><TD>Ch. 14 <TD>Deforestation and Conservation of Biodiversity <TR><TD>Appendix <TD>"And Hey, Let's Be Careful Out There" <TR><TD> <TD>Acronyms <TR><TD> <TD>Glossary <TR><TD> <TD>Neotropical Field Guides and Handbooks <TR><TD> <TD>Recommended Book-Length References <TR><TD> <TD>Literature Cited <TR><TD> <TD>Index

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