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About this book
About this book
Covers the common wildlife and plants that visitors are likely to encounter in the Amazon and Pantanal regions. A total of 100 colour plates illustrate about 500 animal species, including 100 reptiles and amphibians, 310 birds, 70 mammals, and 30 insects. The extensive habitat section contains colour illustrations of 50 species of common tree and other plants.
David L. Pearson is a Research Professor in the Department of Biology at Arizona State University. His research is concentrated on ecological interactions among communities of species. He has studied habitats from desert grasslands and coral atolls to tropical rainforests and has written more than 75 scientific articles. Having conducted ecological research in Brazil, Peru and Ecuador intermittently during the past 30 years, he has become involved with environmental education and ecotourism in the region and is co-author of The New Key to Ecuador and the Galapagos, a tourist's guide to hotels, restaurants, and places of natural interest; of Ecuador and Its Galapagos Islands: The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide; and of Peru: The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide. Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides, he conducted many years of field research into the ecology and behavior of birds, publishing many scientific reports and writing two books. An avid ecotraveler, he has visited numerous sites in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. He currently makes his home in Seattle, Washington.
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501 pages, 100 col plates, col illus
A superb guide for ecotravelers visiting Brazil's Pantanal area...Written by two professional biologists in an accessible, informative style, this guide provides the information needed to find, identify, and learn about Brazil's most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and fish. BOOK NEWS (September 2002)