Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica
- List Price: $95.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Edition: 1
- Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
- Publish date: 03/01/2002
At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals -- over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of" Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates.
Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry.
In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.
8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall First Edition. Foreword by Alexander F. Skutch.
8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall First Edition. Foreword by Alexander F. Skutch. Photography by the Author. Illustrated by Steve Adams. Near Fine. Hardcover; thick octavo; green cloth; white spine titles; no jacket as issued; 539 pp.; 345 color illustrations; 75 b/w photos; 273 maps; unobtrusive remainder stamp on bottom edge, else a clean and crisp copy.