A NEOTROPICAL COMPANION
An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems
of the New World Tropics
second edition, revised
by John Kricher
1997, 451 pages, 177 color photos, 86 b/w illustrations. Revised, expanded overview of complex tropical natural environments provides a broad look at the entire field of neotropical biology. It is the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the Neotropics available today. The complexities of tropical ecology are presented in an accessible and nonintimidating style. The book describes different ecosystems: structure, function and evolution of tropical rain forests; trees and other plant life; drugs present in vegetation; and diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. Paperback; 6 x 9″.
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