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    The Wildlife of Costa Rica: A Field Guide (Zona Tropical Publications) (Paperback) By (author) Fiona A. Reid, By (author) Twan Leenders, By (author) Jim Zook, By (author) Robert Dean

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    DescriptionThis full-color field guide is an indispensable companion to the most popular neotropical ecotourism destination: Costa Rica. Featuring all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods that one is likely to see on a trip to the rainforest (as well as those secretive creatures such as the jaguar that are difficult to glimpse), The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the guide to have when encountering trogons, tapirs, and tarantulas.In addition to providing details for identifying animals along with interesting facts about their natural history, this guide offers tips for seeing them in the wild. Costa Rica, a peaceful nation with many and diverse animal species, is one of the best places in the world for wildlife watching and nature study. It has an excellent system of national parks and reserves, a wide choice of ecolodges, and many professionally trained tourist guides. It is possible to leave the capital city of San Jose and, just a few hours later, visit a high-elevation cloud forest, dense rainforest, savanna-like plain, or coastal habitat, each with a unique collection of animal species.This new lightweight field guide provides nature enthusiasts visiting Costa Rica with the best introduction to the country's amazing diversity of wildlife. It is the first general field guide to Costa Rica to combine the most sought-after features: treatment of all major phyla in the country; coverage of the animals most likely and most desirable to be seen; more than 600 detailed illustrations integrated with the text (the preferred method of animal identification in the wild); full species accounts including ID points, range and habitat, size, and behaviors; a wealth of natural history information, including more than 20 photographic natural history features; and tips for seeing animals."


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    Title
    The Wildlife of Costa Rica
    Subtitle
    A Field Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fiona A. Reid, By (author) Twan Leenders, By (author) Jim Zook, By (author) Robert Dean
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801476105
    ISBN 10: 0801476100
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WNCB
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BISAC V2.8: NAT027000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    Libri: I-AN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 97
    BISAC V2.8: NAT037000, NAT004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 85, 89
    DC21: 591.97286
    DC22: 591.97286
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QL228.C8 W55 2010
    BISAC region code: 4.2.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WNCB
    Illustrations note
    623
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Comstock Publishing Associates
    Publication date
    22 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff, and the illustrations are stunning." Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University"