Wildlife of Costa Rica

ISBN-10: 0801476100
ISBN-13: 9780801476105
Edition: 2010
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 4/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

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 José 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:o treatment of all major phyla in the country;o coverage of the animals most likely and most desirable to be seen;o more than 450 detailed illustrations integrated with the text (the preferred method of animal identification in the wild);o full species accounts including ID points, range and habitat, size, and behaviors;o a wealth of natural history information, including more than twenty photographic natural history features;o tips for seeing animals; ando a color map indicating key locations for wildlife observation.

Robert Dean is an avid birder and natural history illustrator.

Fiona A. Reid is a departmental Associate in Mammalogy at the Royal Ontario Museum. Twan Leenders is a professional herpetologist and illustrator with more than ten years of field experience in Central America. Jim Zook is one of Costa Rica's most prominent ornithologists. Robert Dean is the illustrator of the Helm Field Guide: Birds of Costa Rica.

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