Nature of the Rainforest Costa Rica and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0801474752

ISBN-13: 9780801474750

Edition: 2008

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 10.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Forest of dreams: A foreword
Preface: Flower for a day
Roots of diversity: The origins of tropical variety
Guanacaste: Forest reborn
Frogs: Life history strategies in rainforest amphibians
Rarity: Why rare species are common in the tropics
The essence of snake: The foraging tactics of serpents
Monteverde: Higher & drier
Fruits of reason: Interpreting the meaning of tropical fruit
Tails of glory: The ecology of prehensile tails
Salts of the earth: Nutrient cycles in tropical forests
Hermits & heliconias: The microcosm of plant & animal coevolution
Termites & tamanduas: The role of wood eating in tropical ecology
The hidden: The adaptive coloration of prey & predators
Osa: Where wilderness remains
The virtues of sloth: Adaptation to life in the canopy
Beetlejuice: Chemical defense by insects & other arthropods
El tigre: Why jaguars are the ultimate predator
Beyond the gun: A journey into virgin Amazonia
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