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This full-colour guide to the wildlife of the High Andes in Peru will appeal to the ardent wildlife enthuiast. Some of the hotspots covered are Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Inca Trail, the Avenue of the Volcanoes in Ecuador, and Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. With additional sections on geography, geology and a chapter covering the best trekking areas, this book is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to come away from their trip with a thorough understanding of the high-altitude ecology of Peru and its neighbouring countries.
1) Introduction 2) Plants 3) Mammals 4) Birds 5) Reptiles, Amphibians and Fishes 6) Invertebrates 7) Andean Hot-Spots 8) Watching wildlife 9) Further Reading 10) Index
Gerard Cheshire has worked as a freelance writer and editor on natural history and the sciences since 1994. Barry Walker has lived in Cusco, Peru for 22 years and has visited every corner of the country as a bird tour leader and natural history guide. Huw Lloyd livesin Manchester, England, and has been leading bird-watching tours throughout Peru since 2000.