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Wildlife Of The Caribbean

Author : Herbert A. Raffaele
ISBN : 9781400851690
Genre : Nature
File Size : 68.86 MB
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The essential guide to the living wonders of the Caribbean islands This is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the natural world of the Caribbean islands. It contains 600 vivid color images featuring 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and much more. While the guide primarily looks at the most conspicuous and widespread species among the islands, it also includes rarely seen creatures—such as the Rhinoceros Iguana and Cuban Solenodon—giving readers a special sense of the region's diverse wildlife. Each species is represented by one or more color photos or illustrations; details regarding its identification, status, and distribution; and interesting aspects of its life history or relationship to humans. In addition, an introductory section focuses on the unique characteristics of the Caribbean’s fauna and flora, the threats faced by both, and some of the steps being taken to sustain the area’s extraordinary natural heritage. Wildlife of the Caribbean is the essential field guide for learning about the living wonders in this area of the world. The only guide of its kind for the Caribbean islands 600 detailed color images feature 451 amazing species Straightforward descriptions suitable for general audience Compact size makes the guide easy to carry
Category: Nature

Fauna Of The Caribbean

Author : Lesley Sutty
ISBN : 0333558774
Genre : Animals
File Size : 83.67 MB
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The author, Lesley Sutty has lived and worked in the Caribbean for over 20 years. Her research has made her one of the foremost authorities on the anthropological and natural history of the Caribbean. This book is her personal tribute to the fauna she has lived with and nurtured. Extending beyond its origins as a straightforward text, the book evolved into an urgent plea from nature to contain the onslaught from mankind that threatens to bring the wildlife of the area to an untimely end.
Category: Animals

Field Guide To The Wildlife Of Costa Rica

Author : Carrol L. Henderson
ISBN : 029273459X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 82.31 MB
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates. Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry. In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.
Category: Nature

The Wildlife Of Costa Rica

Author : Fiona Reid
ISBN : 0801449057
Genre : Nature
File Size : 55.44 MB
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"Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff. and the illustrations are stunning."---Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University
Category: Nature

Wild Caribbean

Author : Michael Bright
ISBN : IND:30000111286112
Genre : Caribbean Area
File Size : 84.31 MB
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In our minds the Caribbean is the embodiment of paradise -crystal blue waters, magical coral reefs and lush tropical forests. Yet behind its tranquil beauty, the Caribbean conceals many dark and mysterious secrets. Its volcanic nature -both destructive and creative, powerful hurricanes and tidal waves, and its rich cultural past have all left their marks, carved into the character of the individual islands.Beautiful photography brings the islands to life in this book- fluorescent hummingbirds buzz past, scarlet ibis fill the sky, fearsome Cuban crocodiles patrol the waters and 70,000 flamingos dance in an unrivalled wildlife spectacle.The Caribbean is an area we may feel we know, but even today it is still a place of wonder and discovery, with new locations and remarkable stories to explore.
Category: Caribbean Area

Endangered And Threatened Wildlife Of New Jersey

Author : Bruce E. Beans
ISBN : 0813532094
Genre : Nature
File Size : 72.12 MB
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"Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of New Jersey" is a richly illustrated color guide to the state's 73 most imperiled species, from bobcats to bobolinks, shortnosed sturgeons to loggerhead turtles, frosted elfins to triangle floaters, blue whales to American burying beetles.
Category: Nature

Wildlife And Protected Area Management

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN : 925104032X
Genre : Conservation projects (Natural resources)
File Size : 73.15 MB
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Category: Conservation projects (Natural resources)