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Costa Rican Natural History

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Publisher Comments:

This volume is a synthesis of existing knowledge about the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. The major portion of the book consists of detailed accounts of agricultural species, vegetation, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and insects.

"This is an extraordinary, virtually unique work. . . . The tremendous amount of original, previously unpublished, firsthand information is remarkable."and#8212;Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden

"An essential resource for anyone interested in tropical biology. . . . It can be used both as an encyclopediaand#8212;a source of facts on specific organismsand#8212;and as a source of ideas and generalizations about tropical ecology."and#8212;Alan P. Smith, Ecology

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Searchers on That Rich Coast: Costa Rican Field Biology, 1400-1980

2. The Central American Dispersal Route: Biotic History and Palaeogeography

3. Climate

4. Geology

5. Soils

6. Agriculture

Introduction

Species Accounts

7. Plants

Introduction

Checklist of Trees

Species Accounts

8. Reptiles and Amphibians

Introduction

Checklist of Reptiles and Amphibians

Species Accounts

9. Mammals

Introduction

Checklist of Mammals

Species Accounts

10. Birds

Introduction

Checklist of Birds

Species Accounts

11. Insects

Introduction

Checklist of Insects

Species Accounts

Addresses of Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226393346
Editor:
Janzen, Daniel H.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Editor:
Janzen, Daniel H.
Author:
Janzen, Daniel H.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Costa rica
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural history -- Costa Rica.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19830931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
306 halftones, 54 line drawings
Pages:
823
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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