By: Daniel H Janzen(Editor)
816 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Costa Rican Natural History is a synthesis of existing knowledge about the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. The major portion of Costa Rican Natural History consists of detailed accounts of agricultural species, vegetation, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and insects.
"This is an extraordinary, virtually unique work [...] The tremendous amount of original, previously unpublished, firsthand information is remarkable."
– Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden
"An essential resource for anyone interested in tropical biology [...] It can be used both as an encyclopedia – a source of facts on specific organisms – and as a source of ideas and generalizations about tropical ecology."
– Alan P. Smith, Ecology
1. Searchers on That Rich Coast: Costa Rican Field Biology, 1400-1980
2. The Central American Dispersal Route: Biotic History and Palaeogeography
Checklist of Trees
8. Reptiles and Amphibians
Checklist of Reptiles and Amphibians
Checklist of Mammals
Checklist of Birds
Checklist of Insects
Addresses of Contributors
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