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Tables of Contents for A Neotropical Companion
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
FOREWORD
ix
2
MARK J. PLOTKIN, PH.D.
PREFACE
xi
3
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xiv
3
A PERSONAL NOTE TO THE READER
xvii
1
CONVERSIONS
xviii
 
CHAPTER 1. Tropical Climates and Ecosystems
3
18
CHAPTER 2. Rainforest Structure and Diversity
21
23
CHAPTER 3. How a Rainforest Functions
44
31
CHAPTER 4. Evolutionary Patterns in the Tropics
75
51
CHAPTER 5. Complexities of Coevolution and Ecology of Fruit
126
18
CHAPTER 6. The Neotropical Pharmacy
144
25
CHAPTER 7. Living Off the Land in the Tropics
169
20
CHAPTER 8. Rivers through Rainforest
189
29
CHAPTER 9. Introduction to the Andes and Tepuis
218
10
CHAPTER 10. Savannas and Dry Forests
228
11
CHAPTER 11. Coastal Ecosystems: Mangroves, Seagrass, and Coral Reefs
239
12
CHAPTER 12. Neotropical Birds
251
44
CHAPTER 13. A Rainforest Bestiary
295
39
CHAPTER 14. Deforestation and Conservation of Biodiversity
334
43
APPENDIX. "AND HEY, LET'S BE CAREFUL OUT THERE"
377
12
ACRONYMS
389
1
GLOSSARY
390
6
NEOTROPICAL FIELD GUIDES AND HANDBOOKS
396
3
RECOMMENDED BOOK-LENGTH REFERENCES
399
4
LITERATURE CITED
403
32
INDEX
435