Book Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Pages: 520

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566407

Series: Travellers' Wildlife Guides

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: full-color

Release date: 2006

Category:

Southern Mexico

Traveller's Wildlife Guide

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$ 27.95

“…this convenient field guide-sized book is absolutely packed with information for the visitor. This book provides excellent background and field information ” strongly recommended.” – Birding World

About this book

Most nature travellers to Southern Mexico-Yucatan Peninsula, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco - want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, hummingbirds and hawks, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes.

This book provides all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about the region's magnificent animal life.

- Identifying, location, ecological, and conservation information on the most frequently spotted animals.

- Color illustrations of about 550 of the most common fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals- the species you are most likely to see.

- Information on habitats of Southern Mexico and on the most common plants you will encounter.

- Information on the underwater animals most divers and snorkelers actually see.

- Brief descriptions of the region's most frequently visited parks and reserves.

Easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated - you will want to have this book as constant companion on your journey.

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About the author

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 on the ecology and behavior of birds. He is the author of numerous books, including Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador, Peru and Hawaii in this series.

Reviews

“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

“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

“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

“…this convenient field guide-sized book is absolutely packed with information for the visitor. This book provides excellent background and field information ” strongly recommended.” – Birding World

“These are books I would certainly want to read before a visit.” – Birdwatching

Additional information

Author

Beletsky, Les

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

520

Type

PB

Illustrations

full-color

Release date

2006

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

The Cancun Region , Yucatan Peninsula , Oaxaca , Chiapas , and Tabasco

Format

5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Reviews

"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 "å¢ "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 "å¢ "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 "å¢ "…this convenient field guide-sized book is absolutely packed with information for the visitor. This book provides excellent background and field information " strongly recommended." – Birding World "å¢ "These are books I would certainly want to read before a visit." – Birdwatching

MainReview

"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