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A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 1997
Pages 451
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2 rev sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691044330
ISBN-10 0691044333
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $80.00
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
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A Neotropical Companion is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. It is the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the Neotropics available today. Widely praised in its first edition, it remains a book of unparalleled value to tourists, students, and scientists alike. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate the abundance of new scientific information that has been produced since it was first published in 1989. Major additions have been made to every chapter, and new chapters have been added on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation. Biodiversity and its preservation are discussed throughout the book, and Neotropical evolution is described in detail. This new edition offers all new drawings and photographs, many of them in color.


As enthusiastic readers of the first edition will attest, this is a charming book. Wearing his learning lightly and writing with ease and humor, John Kricher presents the complexities of tropical ecology as accessible and nonintimidating. Kricher is so thoroughly knowledgeable and the book is so complete in its coverage that general readers and ecotourists will not need any other book to help them identify and understand the plants and animals, from birds to bugs, that they will encounter in their travels to the New World tropics. At the same time, it will fascinate armchair travelers and students who may get no closer to the Neotropics than this engagingly written book.



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2 rev sub edition from Princeton Univ Pr (October 1, 1997)
9780691044330 | details & prices | 451 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $80.00
About: A Neotropical Companion is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there.
from Princeton Univ Pr (March 1, 1989)
9780691085203 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $65.00
Paperback
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With Andrea S. Lejeune | from Princeton Univ Pr (March 1, 1989)
9780691085210 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.95
About: A Neotropical Companion introduces armchair travelers, field naturalists, and conservationists to the tropics of Central and South America.

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