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Tropical nature

Author: Adrian Forsyth; Kenneth Miyata
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seventeen marvelous essays introducing the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. A lively, lucid portrait of the tropics as seen by two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists. Its seventeen marvelous essays introduce the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. Includes a lengthy appendix of practical advice for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Forsyth, Adrian.
Tropical nature.
New York : Scribner, ©1984
(DLC) 82042640
(OCoLC)10207062
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Forsyth; Kenneth Miyata
ISBN: 9781439144749 1439144745
OCLC Number: 948223941
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : a temperate view of tropical life --
In the realm of the tropics --
Fertility --
Canyons of light --
Hangers-on --
Matapalo --
Listen to the flowers --
"Eat me" --
Bugs and drugs --
Creeping socialists --
Army ants --
Artful guises --
Southbound --
Jerry's maggot --
Singing in the rain --
Night walks --
The eternal tropics --
Paradise lost? --
Appendix : Tropical travel : a beginner's guide.
Responsibility: Adrian Forsyth and Kenneth Miyata ; illustrations by Sarah Landry.
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Seventeen marvelous essays introducing the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. A lively, lucid portrait of the tropics as seen by two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists. Its seventeen marvelous essays introduce the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. Includes a lengthy appendix of practical advice for the tropical traveler.

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Scientific American In 17 chapters, each a brief essay on tropical nature observed, these two young field biologists have made a model of contemporary natural history, cheerfully speculative, Read more...

 
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