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The author of the book: Fiona A. Reid
Edition: Comstock Publishing
Date of issue: April 22nd 2010
ISBN 13: 9780801476105
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 35.58 MB
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This full-color field guide is an indispensable companion to the most popular neotropical ecotourism destination: Costa Rica. Featuring all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods that one is likely to see on a trip to the rainforest (as well as those secretive creatures such as the jaguar that are difficult to glimpse), The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the guide to have when encountering trogons, tapirs, and tarantulas.
In addition to providing details for identifying animals along with interesting facts about their natural history, this guide offers tips for seeing them in the wild. Costa Rica, a peaceful nation with many and diverse animal species, is one of the best places in the world for wildlife watching and nature study. It has an excellent system of national parks and reserves, a wide choice of ecolodges, and many professionally trained tourist guides. It is possible to leave the capital city of San Jos' and, just a few hours later, visit a high-elevation cloud forest, dense rainforest, savanna-like plain, or coastal habitat, each with a unique collection of animal species.
This new lightweight field guide provides nature enthusiasts visiting Costa Rica with the best introduction to the country's amazing diversity of wildlife. It is the first general field guide to Costa Rica to combine the most sought-after features:
-treatment of all major phyla in the country;
-coverage of the animals most likely and most desirable to be seen;
-more than 600 detailed illustrations integrated with the text (the preferred method of animal identification in the wild);
-full species accounts including ID points, range and habitat, size, and behaviors;
-a wealth of natural history information, including more than 20 photographic natural history features; and
-tips for seeing animals.
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Read information about the authorFiona Reid spent many years capturing small mammals and drawing them from life. She studied biology at Cambridge University in England, and went to graduate school at Stony Brook, Long Island. After illustrating several children’s books and a series of Neotropical mammal books, she decided to embark on writing and illustrating her own book on Central American mammals. She has written and/or illustrated numerous guides, including A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico, The Golden Guide to Bats of the World, Bats of Papua New Guinea, and Mammals of the Neotropics (volumes 1-3).
She is currently a Departmental Associate in Mammalogy at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology at the Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto, Canada. She has also been leading nature tours since 1987, showing ecotourists the mammals and other wildlife of diverse lands from Brazil to Indonesia, and Alaska to Venezuela. She currently lives on the Niagara Escarpment in southern Ontario with her two children and an assortment of pets.
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