One of the world's richest ecosystems, Brazil is home to the most species of plants (55,000), fishes (3,000) and mammals (600+) anywhere on earth. A naturalist's paradise, it also harbors 744 reptiles, 517 amphibians, 1,901 birds, 3,150 butterflies and an estimated 2.5 million species of insects. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike.
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 500 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His guides have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.