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Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica
     

Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica

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by Jack Ewing, Daniel Quinn
 

ISBN-10: 0965809811

ISBN-13: 9780965809818

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: PixyJack Press, Incorporated

Discover the mysterious and fascinating ways in which animals and plants - and people - interact with one another in the rainforests of Costa Rica, home to some of the most prolific and diverse ecosystems on Earth. More than just a simple collection of essays, Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate is a testament to the wonder of life in all its countless guises, as seen

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Discover the mysterious and fascinating ways in which animals and plants - and people - interact with one another in the rainforests of Costa Rica, home to some of the most prolific and diverse ecosystems on Earth. More than just a simple collection of essays, Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate is a testament to the wonder of life in all its countless guises, as seen through the eyes of a man with a gift for subtle discernment and a natural flair for storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965809818
Publisher:
PixyJack Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
576,270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1170L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexiii
1Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate1
2A Tale of Tzimin and Bolom7
3Raven Meets Toboba Tiznada14
4Eating the Seed Corn25
5Who Says You Can't Teach An Old Sloth New Tricks31
6There's a Fungus Among Us38
7Everybody Loves Toucan Sam...or Do They?44
8Buffalo Herds, Beer and a Disease-Free World50
9The Good Guys and the Bad Guys56
10Not a Tree to Hug63
11Viagra Brings New Hope for Vanishing Marine Turtles69
12Addictive Brown Powder and Biodiversity75
13Blood Eaters Gone Amok81
14A Musty What?87
15Bats in the Attic, Pigs on the Plane, Hey Ma, the Well's Gone Dry93
16Deforestation, Reforestation and Regeneration98
17How Much Is a Tree Worth?105
18Please Don't Feed the Crocodiles112
19Great Weather for Bare-Throated Tiger Herons118
20The Tapirs of Sirena124
21A Bad Trip into the Magic World of the Giant Toad131
22Moon Lore: Method, Magic or Madness?137
23The Law of the Jungle: Survive If You Can143
24Those Dangerous Eco-Nuts149
25Close Encounters in the Slow Lane153
26Carrying Things to Extremes: Extremely Beautiful, Extremely Toxic159
27Alien Invasion: Exotics, Non-Natives and Invasives165
28Hateful Devils the Ants Won't Even Eat172
29Burgers versus Biodiversity in the Mangrove178
30And the Cards Came Tumbling Down184
31The Pizote and the Lion190
32Strange Things Are Happening in the Tree Tops196
Epilogue203
Acknowledgments207
Recommended Reading208
About the Author and Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge209

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Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JGolomb More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific compilation of essays from an author who lives in Costa Rica and makes his living by understanding the nature of this Central American country. The essays range from environmentalism to animals, evolution, and conservation. I purchased this book in advance of a family trip to Guanacaste in northwest Costa Rica. I consider this book a must-have for advance research, planning and understanding of the natural-side of this extremely eco-friendly and eco-aware country. "Monkeys" will provide insight into the country's natural history and you'll feel more prepared and aware of what the country has offer. The short essays(ranging from 3-6 pages each) are a quick read - perfect for the pool, beach or plane.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As the author of Explore Costa Rica, a travel guide to Costa Rica, I've known Jack Ewing for more than ten years. Jack owns and runs Finca Hacienda Baru, one of Costa Rica's oldest eco-lodges. Jack has had many fascinating experiences during his years of residence, and he tells about them in this book. I learned a lot, and you will too! I recommend this book to anyone interested in tropical rainforests, ecology, Costa Rica, and animals.