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Other titles in the Bradt Travel Guide Peruvian Wildlife series:
Peruvian Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to the High Andes (Bradt Travel Guide Peruvian Wildlife)by Barry Walker
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All visitors to Peru include the High Andes in their itinerary. This region encompasses Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, along with the Inca Trail and other landmark sites. In the north, the trekkers' and climbers' paradise of the Cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash is almost as popular, as are the mountains of Ecuador and Bolivia which are included here. Hitherto there has been no field guide to the wildlife of the High Andes, yet the natural history of this region merits as much attention as the fabulous scenery and Inca ruins. This new guide is the ideal companion for trekkers or sightseers, providing concise coverage of the plants and animals they are most likely to encounter. A colorful and very readable guide, catering to the ardent wildlife enthusiast and the curious armchair traveler alike.
*Coverage of tourist highlights
*Wildlife category by category, covering all the main groups of flora and fauna
*150 full-color photographs and illustrations
*Background to the natural world and indigenous populations and cultures
This new guide is the ideal companion for trekkers or sightseers, providing concise coverage of the plants and animals they are most likely to encounter. A colorful and very readable guide, catering to the ardent wildlife enthusiast and the curious armchair traveler alike.
Subtitled, "A Visitor's Guide To The Andes".
An essential guide to the wildlife of the High Andes in Peru, this beautifully- illustrated, full-color guide will appeal to the ardent wildlife enthusiast and curious tourist alike. With additional sections on geography and geology and a chapter covering the best trekking areas and visitor sites (Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the Inca Trail, along with the Avenue of the Volcanoes in Ecuador, and Lake Titicaca in Bolivia), this book is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to come away from their trip with a thorough understanding of the high-altitude ecology of Peru and its neighbors.
· The only guidebook on the market covering wildlife in-depth and tailored to the needs of tourists visiting the highlights of Peru
· A detailed description of all animals from insects and fish to birds and mammals encountered in the Andes above 3,000 meters
· The most commonly found plants and how to recognize them
· Beautifully illustrated with 150 full-color photographs
About the Author
Gerard Cheshire has worked as a freelance writer and editor on natural history and the sciences since 1994, writing for a variety of British and American publishers. Gerard is currently reading for his masters in ecology at Bath Spa University College.
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