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Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forest of Central and South America

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ISBN13: 9780684187105
ISBN10: 0684187108
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About the Author

Adrian Forsyth holds a PhD in biology from Harvard University. He won the Canadian National Magazine Award for Science Writing in 1982 and 1983, the first author to win the award twice.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Illustrations

Foreword

Preface

In Memoriam

Introduction: A Temperate View of Tropical Life

1. IN THE REALM OF THE TROPICS FERTILITY

3. CANYONS OF LIGHT

4. HANGERS-ON

5. MATAPALO

6. LISTEN TO THE FLOWERS

7. "EAT ME"

8. BUGS AND DRUGS

9. CREEPING SOCIALISTS

10. ARMY ANTS ARTFUL GUISES SOUTHBOUND JERRY'S MAGGOT

14. SINGING IN THE RAIN

15. NIGHT WALKS

16. THE ETERNAL TROPICS

17. PARADISE LOST?

Appendix: Tropical Travel--A Beginner's Guide

Further Reading

Index

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skidawayme, January 9, 2012 (view all comments by skidawayme)
I found this book after moving to Panama and kept it by my side for five years until I made the fatal mistake of lending it to someone who has now disappeared from memory. So glad to find it here, and in what appears to be a new edition.
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queenofbeasts, May 15, 2009 (view all comments by queenofbeasts)
I found this book to be extremely interesting. The authors had a easy to read writing style with a sense of humor.They encompassed a wide range of information and make connections to their own experiences. The organization of the book into short chapters made the reading easier, but there was a ton of information and it would be nice to space out the reading to reflect.

Overall, I learned a lot from this book. There are a lot of biology processes that are described, but the authors did a nice job of simplifying them down. I would recommend people to read this book looking to widen their perspectives on the complexity of life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684187105
With:
Landry, Sarah
Author:
Miyata, Ken
Illustrator:
Landry, Sarah
Author:
Forsyth, Adrian
Author:
Miyata, Ken
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Forests and forestry
Subject:
Rain forest ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Rain forest ecology -- Central America.
Subject:
Rain forest ecology -- South America.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
19870131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8.505 oz

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