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The new neotropical companion, John Kricher

Label
The new neotropical companion
Title
The new neotropical companion
Statement of responsibility
John Kricher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The acclaimed guide to the ecology and natural history of the American tropics--now fully updated and expanded The 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."
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kricher, John C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • Natural history
  • Natural history
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • Ecology
  • Natural history
  • Latin America
  • Ökosystem
  • Neotropis
Label
The new neotropical companion, John Kricher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revised edition of: A neotropical companion. 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. c1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to the torrid zone -- Why it is hot, humid, and rainy in the tropics -- Rain forest : the realm of the plants -- Finding animals in the rain forest -- Sun plus rain equals rain forest -- Essential dirt : soils and cycling -- If a tree falls ... rain forest disturbance dynamics -- Evolutionary cornucopia -- Why are there so many species? -- Tropical intimacy : mutualism and coevolution -- Evolutionary arms race : more coevolution, more complecity -- Cruising the rivers to the sea -- Scaling the Andes -- Don't miss the savannas and dry forests -- Neotropical birds : the bustling crowd -- From monkeys to tarantulas : endless eccentricities -- Human ecology in the tropics -- The future of the Neotropics -- Appendix. Words of caution : be sure to read this
Control code
ocn964359395
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised edition
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400885589
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 970773
  • 22573/ctvc6437p
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964359395
Label
The new neotropical companion, John Kricher
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revised edition of: A neotropical companion. 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. c1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to the torrid zone -- Why it is hot, humid, and rainy in the tropics -- Rain forest : the realm of the plants -- Finding animals in the rain forest -- Sun plus rain equals rain forest -- Essential dirt : soils and cycling -- If a tree falls ... rain forest disturbance dynamics -- Evolutionary cornucopia -- Why are there so many species? -- Tropical intimacy : mutualism and coevolution -- Evolutionary arms race : more coevolution, more complecity -- Cruising the rivers to the sea -- Scaling the Andes -- Don't miss the savannas and dry forests -- Neotropical birds : the bustling crowd -- From monkeys to tarantulas : endless eccentricities -- Human ecology in the tropics -- The future of the Neotropics -- Appendix. Words of caution : be sure to read this
Control code
ocn964359395
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised edition
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400885589
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 970773
  • 22573/ctvc6437p
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964359395

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