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Tropical Mexico: The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide
     

Tropical Mexico: The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide

by Les D. Beletsky, John Myers (Illustrator), David Dennis (Illustrator), David Beadle (Illustrator), Priscilla Barrett (Illustrator)
 
Most Ecotravellers to southern Mexico--Canc?d the Yucat?Peninsula, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco--want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats, as well as catch a glimpse of exotic wildlife, including toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, hawks, monkeys, anteaters, frogs, toads, crocodiles and snakes. In this book is all the information you need to find,

Overview

Most Ecotravellers to southern Mexico--Canc?d the Yucat?Peninsula, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco--want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats, as well as catch a glimpse of exotic wildlife, including toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, hawks, monkeys, anteaters, frogs, toads, crocodiles and snakes. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify and learn about this region's magnificent animal life. The author visited national parks and nature reserves, discussed wildlife with local and international experts as well as veteran tour leaders, and then selected for color illustrations more than 500 of the most common fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals--the species you are most likely to see. In one easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated book, you will have a constant companion on your journey:
* Identification, location, and conservation information on the most frequently spotted animals.
* Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the families of animals to which the pictured species belong
* Information on the habitats of Tropical Mexico and on the most common plants you will encounter
* Information on the underwater animals most divers and snorkelers actually see
* Brief description of the region's most frequently visited parks and reserves

Editorial Reviews

Jennifer Howard
Moving from the urban to the wild, a new breed of guidebooks focuses on flora and fauna (and not in the way Harold Gatty did). The Ecotraveller's Wildlife Guides grew out of its nature-loving author's frustration that 'I could not locate a single book to take along on a trip that would help me identify all the types of animals that really interested me.' So Beletsky wrote one that did. Combining natural history -lore, habits, best places to spot each creature- with pointers on specific sites and background on the state of conservation in the region today.
The Washington Post
Reshma Prakash
If, like many, you have trouble distinguishing a Tropical Kingsnake from a Coral Snake, or a Woolly False Vampire Bat from a Common Vampire Bat, [the price of this book] will set you on the right path. ,br>—The Earth Times
Toni Stroud
You could empty a forest's worth of trees, what with all the books being printed about Costa Rica. Pity that so few guides so fully focus on the country's ecological treasures as this one does. Here, you won't find a word about the best hotels or who's got the coldest beer. About half of its 426 slick pages are devoted to identification plates, those colorful drawings that, for instance, help you differentiate between the mealy parrott and the red-lored parrot. Joining the multitude of bird species are equally fine drawings of reptiles, monkeys, and wild cats.
Chicago Tribune
Nick Baker
There are so many bad guides on the market trying to do what this book does so simply and so well. ...few are written with the same authority and attention to detail that wildlife biologist and zoology lecturer Les Beletsky has brought to bear in this volume. It could be the best (money) you spend all trip.
BBC Wildlife

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120848126
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guides
Pages:
497
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.54(h) x 5.46(d)

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