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Wildlife of Ecuador : a photographic field guide to birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians

Author: Andrés Vásquez Noboa
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2017.
Series: WildGuides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mainland Ecuador's spectacular wildlife makes it a magnet for nature tourists, but until now there hasn't been a go-to, all-in-one guide geared to the general reader. With this handy and accessible guide, visitors now have everything they need to identify and enjoy the majority of birds and animals they are likely to see. Written and illustrated by two of Ecuador's most experienced nature guides and photographers,  Read more...
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Vásquez Noboa, Andrés.
Wildlife of Ecuador.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016046312
(OCoLC)962171861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrés Vásquez Noboa
ISBN: 1400885051 9781400885053
OCLC Number: 983473952
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages) : illustrations, photographs, maps.
Contents: Biogeography of Ecuador --
Diversity and its reasons --
The Andes --
The equator --
The marine currents --
Habitats and bio-regions --
Species accounts --
Amphibians --
Reptiles --
Birds --
Mammals --
Appendix : map of main roads and national protected areas of Ecuador.
Series Title: WildGuides.
Responsibility: Andrés Vásquez Noboa ; photography by Pablo Cervantes Daza.
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Mainland Ecuador's spectacular wildlife makes it a magnet for nature tourists, but until now there hasn't been a go-to, all-in-one guide geared to the general reader. With this handy and accessible guide, visitors now have everything they need to identify and enjoy the majority of birds and animals they are likely to see. Written and illustrated by two of Ecuador's most experienced nature guides and photographers, this book covers more than 350 birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. It features over 400 stunning color photographs and includes a range map for each species, as well as a brief account of the country's natural history and biogeography. With its extensive coverage, attractive and easy-to-use layout, beautiful photographs, and nontechnical text, this is an essential guide for anyone who wants to explore the natural wonders of Ecuador.An essential all-in-one guide to mainland Ecuador's amazing wildlifeUnique and attractive layout with more than 400 stunning color photographsCovers more than 350 of the most frequently seen birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibiansUses a habitat-based approach to aid identificationAccessible text provides key information on identification, behavior, biology, and conservationPhotos, maps, and text are presented together for ease of use.

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Sections of the book focus on birds (223 species), mammals (70), reptiles (40) and amphibians (37). This serves to close a gap I personally have always found frustrating as I travel, for often books Read more...

 
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