Brazil (Travellers' Wildlife Guide)
Amazon and Pantanal
David L. Pearson and Les Beletsky
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" • 512 pages • full-color
ISBN 9781566565936 • paperback • $29.95 •
The Brazilian Amazon region holds a very special place in the minds of the world’s nature lovers as a vast wilderness of tropical forest splendor; and southern Brazil’s Pantanal area, an immense wetland, has a well-deserved reputation for its tremendous wildlife-viewing opportunities. Ecotravellers to these regions want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Brazil’s magnificent animal and plant life.
● Identification and location information on the most frequently seen animals.
● Full-color illustrations of more than 500 of Brazil’s most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and fish—the species you are most likely to see.
● Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the animals.
● Information on Brazil’s habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter.
● Brief descriptions of the most frequently visited parks and reserves in the Amazon and Pantanal regions.
Easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated – you will want to have this book as constant companion on your journey.
David L. Pearson is a Research Professor in the Department of Biology at Arizona State University. His research is concentrated on ecological interactions among communities of species. He has studied habitats from desert grasslands and coral atolls to tropical rainforests and has written more than 75 scientific articles. Having conducted ecological research in Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador intermittently in the past 30 years, he has become involved with environmental education and ecotourism in the region. He is co-author of Ecuador and Peru, both published as part of Interlink’s Travellers’ Wildlife Guides series.
Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides, he conducted many years of field research into the ecology and behavior of birds, along the way writing many scientific reports and several books.
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