The New Neotropical Companion
By (author) John C. Kricher
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New Neotropical Companion by John C. Kricher
Book DescriptionThe New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics. Featuring stunning color photos throughout, it is a sweeping and cutting-edge account of tropical ecology that includes not only tropical rain forests but also other ecosystems such as cloud forests, rivers, savannas, and mountains. This is the only guide to the American tropics that is all-inclusive, encompassing the entire region's ecology and the amazing relationships among species rather than focusing just on species identification. The New Neotropical Companion is a book unlike any other. Here, you will learn how to recognize distinctive ecological patterns of rain forests and other habitats and to interpret how these remarkable ecosystems function--everything is explained in clear and engaging prose free of jargon. You will also be introduced to the region's astonishing plant and animal life. Informative and entertaining, The New Neotropical Companion is a pleasurable escape for armchair naturalists, and visitors to the American tropics will want to refer to this book before, during, and after their trip. * Covers all of tropical America * Describes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitors * Includes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high Andes * Features a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691115252
(241mm x 190mm x mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John C. Kricher
Tropical Ecology, Hardback (February 2011)
Explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships among flora and fauna. This book covers tropical montane ecology, riverine ecosystems, savanna, dry forest - and more.
Galapagos, Paperback (February 2006)
Presents a natural history of the archipelago. The author weaves the history of evolutionary biology that is connected with the islands, and describes Darwin's adventures and observations while he was visiting in 1835. He looks at the diversity of life found here, from iguanas to penguins, and explains the geology of these remote islands.
Neotropical Companion, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by John C. Kricher
Provides an introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. This book discusses biodiversity and its preservation, and describes Neotropical evolution in detail. It includes drawings and photographs, many of them in color.
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Author Biography - John C. Kricher
John Kricher is professor of biology at Wheaton College. His many books include Tropical Ecology, The Balance of Nature: Ecology's Enduring Myth, and Galapagos: A Natural History (all Princeton).
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