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The New Neotropical CompanionPAPERBACK £27.95 Buy Now
The acclaimed guide to the ecology and natural history of the American tropics—now fully updated and expanded The New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics. Featuring stunning color photos throughout, it is a sweeping and cutting-edge account of tropical ecology that includes not only tropical rain forests but also other ecosystems such as cloud forests, rivers, savannas, and mountains. This is the only guide to the American tropics that is all-inclusive, encompassing the entire region's ecology and the amazing relationships among species rather than focusing just on species identification. The New Neotropical Companion is a book unlike any other. Here, you will learn how to recognize distinctive ecological patterns of rain forests and other habitats and to interpret how these remarkable ecosystems function—everything is explained in clear and engaging prose free of jargon. You will also be introduced to the region's astonishing plant and animal life. Informative and entertaining, The New Neotropical Companion is a pleasurable escape for armchair naturalists, and visitors to the American tropics will want to refer to this book before, during, and after their trip. •Covers all of tropical America •Describes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitors •Includes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high Andes •Features a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals John Kricher is professor of biology at Wheaton College. His many books include Tropical Ecology, The Balance of Nature: Ecology's Enduring Myth, and Galápagos: A Natural History (all Princeton).
The Balance of Nature; Ecology's…Hardback £16.95 Buy Now
Traces the fascinating history of the science of ecology and evolutionary biology, from the discipline's of early innovators to the advent of Darwin and evolution, to the brilliant and inquisitive minds of today. With insights and stories from his own life in science, Kricher reveals how evolution is a powerful engine that drives ecological change, how nature is constantly in flux and quite naturally out of balance, and how notions to the contrary are misguided and ultimately hazardous to us all.
Galapagos: A Natural HistoryPaperback £16.99 Buy Now
A detailed natural history of this spectacular archipelago and the amazing diversity of life found there. The author weaves the intriguing history of evolutionary biology that is intimately connected with the islands and describes the adventures and observations of Darwin during his visit in 1835. Assess the conservation efforts to preserve the Galapagos, and the challenges these efforts have met. Colour plates, halftones, tables. 256pp. 2006 edition