Costa Rican Natural History

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Daniel H. Janzen
University of Chicago Press, 1983 - Nature - 816 pages
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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 The tremendous amount of original, previously unpublished, firsthand information is remarkable."—Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden

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

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Excellent detailed overview of the Natural History of Costa Rica. A seminal work which gives a good general sense of who lives where and many questions for future research.

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The ecosystems and natural history of Costa Rica. Read full review

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