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South America's National Parks: A Visitor's Guide

South America's National Parks: A Visitor's Guide

by William C. Leitch, William Leitch

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There are about 160 national parks in various stages of development in South America, ranging from tourist attractions near cities to vast, remote ecological reserves. Trained as a biologist, Leitch spent several years exploring them; the result is a volume describing 32 parks accessible to the average tourist in seven nations (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Suriname). He urges foreigners to visit these sites as a way of encouraging host governments to support them--the more visitors, the more revenue to protect and operate the parks. He provides excellent summaries of natural phenomena as well as presenting the practical advice travelers need. Recommended as a handy reference work as well as a travel guide.-- Harold M. Otness, Southern Oregon State Coll. Lib., Ashland
A guide to parks that are not overwhelmed by visitors. Covers parks in Argentina (10), Brazil (6), Chile (6), and Colombia, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela (3 each in these last). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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