The Mammals of Costa Rica: A Natural History and Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications

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Comstock Publishing Associates #ad - Also included are illustrations of numerous other animals and plants with which the mammals have close ecological links. With more than four hundred spectacular illustrations and a wealth of detailed information drawn from firsthand observation, new research, and synthesis of the scientific literature, this book describes all of Costa Rica's readily identifiable terrestrial and freshwater mammals.

From the raucous mantled howler monkeys and the charismatic white-nosed coatis to the elusive jaguar, The Mammals of Costa Rica offers authoritative accounts of the fascinating creatures of the neotropics. The color illustrations show not only the mammals themselves but also their tracks, foods, and skulls.

The Mammals of Costa Rica: A Natural History and Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications #ad - The mammal descriptions include key identification features, range maps, vocalizations, local folklore and mythology, and comprehensive information about natural history and conservation. By presenting mammals in a broader context, The Mammals of Costa Rica provides an entry point into a general study of tropical ecology and conservation.

The clear and entertaining text is perfectly suited to meet the needs of naturalists, and researchers, students, as well as both experienced and first-time visitors to Costa Rica and the American tropics.

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The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications

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Comstock Publishing Associates #ad - These include recent additions to the country list, Cocos Island species, pelagic species, and all accidentals recorded from the Costa Rican mainland. Range maps and nomenclature have been updated for this edition, which also has a new user-friendly organizational scheme and an alphabetical quick-find index of groups on the inside back cover.

The detailed full-color illustrations show identifying features―including plumage differences among males, females, and juveniles―and views of birds in flight wherever pertinent. Robert dean has supplied more than 360 new illustrations, including sixty-four species that are illustrated for the first time in this edition.

The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications #ad - This is the only compact, portable, and user-friendly field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in the diverse habitats found in Costa Rica. The birds of costa rica A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications. It features descriptions and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics and species regular to Cocos Island.

Fifty-six of these species are placed in a "Rarities" section that includes accidentals, rarer pelagics, and species that have not been reported in more than twenty years.

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Amphibians of Costa Rica: A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications

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Comstock Publishing Associates #ad - Costa rica is also home to fifty-three species of lungless salamanders, whose unique adaptations and abilities have allowed them to colonize habitats inaccessible to other amphibians. In addition to hundreds of photographs, morphological illustrations, and precise descriptions of key field characteristics, habitat, describing prey and predators, breeding strategies, Amphibians of Costa Rica offers a wealth of natural history information, range maps, and conservation status.

In the rainforests, some that carry their eggs or their tadpoles around on their back, you can find frogs capable of gliding from high in the treetops to the forest floor, and others that secrete glue-like substances from their skin that are capable of sticking shut the mouth of attacking snakes. The birds of costa rica A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications.

Amphibians of Costa Rica: A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications #ad - A diminutive nation with abundant natural wealth, the country is host to 146 species of frogs and toads. Frogs of gemlike beauty and dizzying variety abound: some species can fit on the end of a human finger; others would take two hands to hold. Leenders and his team of researchers have traipsed the rainforests, dry forests, and swamps of Costa Rica―toting portable photo studios―to put together the richest collection of photographs of Costa Rican herpetofauna known to exist.

Author, photographer, and conservation biologist Twan Leenders has been studying the herpetofauna of Central America for more than twenty years. Amphibians of costa rica is the first in-depth field guide to all 206 species of amphibians known to occur in Costa Rica or within walking distance of its borders.

In addition to the spectacularly diverse salamanders, frogs, and toads found in the country, this guide includes the caecilians―bizarre and highly specialized creatures that somewhat resemble giant worms.

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Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications

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Comstock Publishing Associates #ad - Author, photographer, and conservation biologist Twan Leenders has been researching and documenting the herpetofauna of Costa Rica for nearly twenty-five years. In addition to including more than 1, detailed black and white scientific illustrations, and range maps, 000 photographs, this book also features paintings of anole dewlaps, a key identification feature for that very complex group of lizards.

Lizards range from minuscule dwarf geckos to dinosaur-like iguanids, and everything in between, while the country's snakes include tiny eyeless wormsnakes, massive boas, as well as twenty-three dangerously venomous species, which include the largest vipers in the world. This new field guide will enable the reader to identify all species, while also providing a wealth of information about natural history, breeding strategies, habitat preferences, predation, and conservation of Costa Rica's reptile fauna.

The sheer diversity in shapes, sizes, colors, and natural history traits of these animals is beautifully displayed in this book. Reptiles of costa rica, is the first ever comprehensive field guide to the crocodilians, lizards, the long-awaited companion to Amphibians of Costa Rica, turtles, and snakes of Costa Rica.

Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications #ad - His explorations have taken him to remote parts of Costa Rica that few people ever visit, journeys that usually find him hauling an array of photographic equipment to document his finds. The birds of costa rica A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications. A popular destination for tourists and biologists because of its biodiversity, the country is particularly rich in reptile fauna, boasting 245 species.

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The Wildlife of Costa Rica: A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications

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Comstock Publishing Associates #ad - It has an excellent system of national parks and reserves, a wide choice of ecolodges, and many professionally trained tourist guides. It is the first general field guide to costa rica to combine the most sought-after features:•treatment of all major phyla in the country;•coverage of the animals most likely and most desirable to be seen;•more than 600 detailed illustrations integrated with the text the preferred method of animal identification in the wild;•full species accounts including ID points, and behaviors;•a wealth of natural history information, size, range and habitat, including more than 20 photographic natural history features; and•tips for seeing animals.

Featuring all the mammals, 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, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and tarantulas.

The Wildlife of Costa Rica: A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications #ad - 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.

This full-color field guide is an indispensable companion to the most popular neotropical ecotourism destination: Costa Rica. Used book in Good Condition. The birds of costa rica A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications.

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Pocket Guide Zona Tropical Publications

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Comstock Publishing Associates #ad - Additional species are thought to be nearing extinction while others have only been introduced recently. Costa rica is a remarkable place for amphibians and reptiles. Used book in Good Condition. Color photographs and drawings are provided for over 80 percent of the species, representing those that are most likely to be encountered.

Designed with ease of use in mind, this guide will be a great aid to the observer in identifying the specimen at hand. Amphibians and reptiles of costa Rica is the perfect introductory guide to this diverse herpetofauna in a format that makes it easy to carry into the field. Range maps identify the regions where species are known to be present.

Known for its biological diversity, foam, conservation priorities, and extensive protected lands, the biologically complex poison dart frog, the beloved sea turtles, as well as numerous dink, glass, this small country contains 412 herpetological species including the dangerous fer-de-lance and black-headed bushmaster, and rain frogs.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Pocket Guide Zona Tropical Publications #ad - The focus is on identification with a complete species list for the country including scientific, and Spanish Common names, English Common, as well as the older names for the many species that have been recently reclassified. The birds of costa rica A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications. Key id marks are noted as well as adult sizes.

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The New Neotropical Companion

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Princeton University Press #ad - 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. The acclaimed guide to the ecology and natural history of the american tropics―now fully updated and expandedThe 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.

Princeton. Used book in Good Condition. 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. You will also be introduced to the region's astonishing plant and animal life.

The New Neotropical Companion #ad - Informative and entertaining, during, 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, and after their trip. Covers all of tropical americadescribes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitorsIncludes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high AndesFeatures a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals The birds of costa rica A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications.

. 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.

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Tropical Plants of Costa Rica: A Guide to Native and Exotic Flora Zona Tropical Publications

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Comstock Publishing Associates #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Sidebar features throughout the book highlight conservation, and ecology; their topics include unusual applications for plants, distinct attributes of certain plant families, ethnobotany, and plants of particular microhabitats. Tropical plants of costa rica is a wonderful resource for naturalists, and researchers, students, as well as both experienced and first-time visitors to Costa Rica and the American tropics.

The text clearly explains each plant's identifying characteristics and reveals fascinating facts about its natural history, chemical properties, economic importance, and medicinal and other uses. Instructive pen-and-ink drawings of botanical details also accompany many of the accounts. Ranging from miniature epiphytic orchids to towering trees, and from mangrove forests lining coastal waterways to high-elevation cloud forests, Costa Rica's rich and varied flora dazzles visitors and botanists alike.

Tropical Plants of Costa Rica: A Guide to Native and Exotic Flora Zona Tropical Publications #ad - . Princeton. The birds of costa rica A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications. Tropical plants of costa rica, the first popular treatment to include plants from all regions of the country, is an indispensable guide to native and exotic species found in the neotropics. This book is beautifully illustrated with more than 540 full-color photographs taken in the field, fruits, each depicting an entire plant or a closer view of flowers, or seeds.

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Insects and Other Arthropods of Tropical America Zona Tropical Publications

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Comstock Publishing Associates #ad - Insects are everywhere, they are often as beautiful as the showiest of birds, and they have a fascinating natural history. Kenji nishida’s stunning photographs―many of which show insects in action in their natural settings―add appeal to every page. Princeton. With their beautifully illustrated guide to insects and other arthropods, Paul E.

Hanson and kenji nishida put the focus on readily observable insects that one encounters while strolling through a tropical forest in the Americas. Comstock Pub Assoc. The birds of costa rica A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications. A final chapter provides a glimpse into the intriguing world of spiders, scorpions, crabs, and other arthropods.

Insects and Other Arthropods of Tropical America Zona Tropical Publications #ad - Sidebars on insect behavior and ecological factors enhance the descriptive accounts. It is a general belief that insects in the tropics are larger and more colorful than insects in temperate regions, but this simply reflects a greater diversity of nearly all types of insects in the tropics. This is a shame.

Visitors to tropical forests generally come to see the birds, mammals, and plants. On a single rainforest tree, for example, you will find more species of ant than in all of England. Though written for those who have no prior knowledge of insects, this book should also prove useful to those who study them.

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Costa Rica Wildlife Guide Laminated Foldout Pocket Field Guide English and Spanish Edition

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Rainforest Publications #ad - Highly portable waterproof full color scientifically reviewed illustrations of the diversity of Costa Rica Wildlife. Birds of costa rica, costa rican Mammals, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Arthropods: 229 total.

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A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

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Comstock Publishing Associates #ad - Gary stiles is profess or biology and Curator of Birds, Museum of Zoology, at the University of Costa Rica. Alexanda F. Costa rica, hosts more than 830 species of birds, a country of no larger than West Virginia, more than in all of North Amerian north of Mexico. He has illustrated a number of books on birds and tropical nature.

It may well be the only country in the world with as many bird species and habitats to be found in such a small area. He is the author of many books, has extensive field experience in Costa Rica, Panama, including Life of the Woodpecker and Life of the Tanager Cornell University PressDana Gardner, who is with the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, and Colombia.

A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica #ad - Comstock Pub Assoc. For those who want to take "that second long look" to interpret what they see, and behavior of Costa Rican birds, ecology, the authors discuss some aspects of evolution, and report on the costly and courageous conservation efforts the country is making in face of discouraging odds. Skutch has lived in costa rica for more than 50 years and has dedicated his professional life to studying the breeding biology of Neotropical birds.

Waterproof Laminate. The birds of costa rica A Field Guide Zona Tropical Publications. Princeton. Within two hours' drive from san Jose, antbirds in lowland forests, one can see quetzals in highland forests, or shorebirds and ibises in mangrove swamps.

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