Neotropical Companion - An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics

ISBN-10: 0691009740
ISBN-13: 9780691009742
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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Description: This revised introduction to the American tropics and their rainforests, ecosystems and creatures includes chapters on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation.

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/5/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This revised introduction to the American tropics and their rainforests, ecosystems and creatures includes chapters on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation.

Mark Plotkin is an ethnobotanist. He lives in Virginia.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Personal Note to the Reader Conversions
Tropical Climates and Ecosystems
Rainforest Structure and Diversity
How a Rainforest Functions
Evolutionary Patterns in the Tropics
Complexities of Coevolution and Ecology of Fruit
The Neotropical Pharmacy
Living Off the Land in the Tropics
Rivers through Rainforest
Introduction to the Andes and Tepuis
Savannas and Dry Forests
Coastal Ecosystems: Mangroves, Seagrass, and Coral Reefs
Neotropical Birds
A Rainforest Bestiary
Deforestation and Conservation of Biodiversity
Appendix "And Hey, Let's Be Careful Out There"
Acronyms
Glossary
Neotropical Field Guides and HandBooks
Recommended Book-Length References
Literature Cited
Index

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