Take The Natural History of the Bahamas with you on your next trip to the Bahamas or the Turks and Caicos Islands or keep it close to hand in your travel library. The Natural History of the Bahamas offers the most comprehensive coverage of the terrestrial and coastal flora and fauna on the islands of the Bahamas archipelago, as well as of the region's natural history and ecology. Readers will gain an appreciation for the importance of conserving the diverse lifeforms on these special Caribbean islands.
A detailed introduction to the history, geology, and climate of the islands. Beautifully illustrated, with more than seven hundred colour photographs showcasing the diverse plants, fungi, and animals found on the Bahamian Archipelago.
Dr. Dave Currie, former Field Director of Kirtland's Warbler Research and Training Project, The Bahamas, and former adjunct Research Wildlife Biologist with International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service.
Joseph M. Wunderle, Jr., is the Wildlife Team Leader and a Research Wildlife Biologist with the International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Puerto Rico.
Ethan Freid is Chief Botanist at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera. David N. Ewert is an Avian Conservation Scientist with American Bird Conservancy and Lecturer at the University of Michigan Biological Station.
D. Jean Lodge is an Adjunct Faculty in the Departments of Plant Pathology, Odum School of Ecology and Plant Biology, University of Georgia (formerly a Research Botanist with the Center for Forest Mycology Research, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service).
"The Natural History of the Bahamas fills a void in the literature on the avian and terrestrial species found there and is an overall excellent guide."
– Sandra D. Buckner, Past President of the Bahamas National Trust
"The authors have written an excellent book, one that is needed by island residents and educators, visitors, tourism businesses, researchers, and visiting scientists alike."
– Kathleen Sullivan Sealey, University of Miami
"The Natural History of the Bahamas includes all major aspects of natural history, biological and geological, making it an excellent resource. I wish a reference guide like this was available to me when I started working in the Bahamas fifteen years ago!"
– Paul A. De Luca, University of the Bahamas
"Every science classroom in the Bahamas, no matter what grade level, should have at least one copy of The Natural History of the Bahamas."
– David Steadman, Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History, and author of Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds