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

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By Mark Wainwright, Oscar Arias (Foreword by)
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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. 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. The clear and entertaining text is perfectly suited to meet the needs of naturalists, students, and researchers, as well as both experienced and first-time visitors to Costa Rica and the American tropics. The mammal descriptions include key identification features, range maps, vocalizations, local folklore and mythology, and comprehensive information about natural history and conservation. The color illustrations show not only the mammals themselves but also their tracks, foods, and skulls. Also included are illustrations of numerous other animals and plants with which the mammals have close ecological links. 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.

About the Author

Mark Wainwright is a nature guide and instructor for tropical ecology courses in Costa Rica. Oscar Arias is the current President of Costa Rica and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780801473753
ISBN-10: 0801473756
Publisher: Comstock Publishing
Publication Date: July 15th, 2007
Pages: 488
Language: English
Series: Zona Tropical Publications