Brazil: Amazon and Pantanal (Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guides)

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9780125480529: Brazil: Amazon and Pantanal (Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guides)

Brazil: Amazon and Pantanal has all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Brazil's magnificent animal and plant life. The authors, professional biologists, selected 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. In one easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated book, you will have: identifying and location information on the most frequently seen animals; 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.

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A superb guide for ecotravelers visiting Brazil's Pantanal area...Written by two professional biologists in an accessible, informative style, this guide provides the information needed to find, identify, and learn about Brazil's most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and fish. —BOOK NEWS (September 2002)

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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 during the past 30 years, he has become involved with environmental education and ecotourism in the region and is co-author of The New Key to Ecuador and the Galapagos, a tourist's guide to hotels, restaurants, and places of natural interest; of Ecuador and Its Galapagos Islands: The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide; and of Peru: The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide. 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, publishing many scientific reports and writing two books. An avid ecotraveler, he has visited numerous sites in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. He currently makes his home in Seattle, Washington.

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