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The Birds of Costa Rica

The Birds of Costa Rica Author Richard Garrigues
ISBN-10 0801479886
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 448
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"Field guide for identifying birds in the field in Costa Rica. Includes descriptions, range maps, and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics and species regular to Cocos Island. Includes alphabetical quick-find indexes of groups and families on the inside back cover"--



The Birds of Costa Rica

The Birds of Costa Rica Author Richard Garrigues
ISBN-10 080147373X
Release 2007
Pages 387
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Featuring detailed descriptions and illustrations of more than 850 resident and neotropical migrant bird species found in Costa Rica, this portable field guide is ideal for both the novice and experienced birder. Includes 166 original, full-color plates, 783 maps, and more.



The Birds of Costa Rica

The Birds of Costa Rica Author Richard Garrigues
ISBN-10 0801445876
Release 2007
Pages 387
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"Graced with bounteous natural beauty, a stable democratic government, and friendly citizens, Costa Rica has become a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Birds play a prominent role in attracting visitors, too. The shimmering...



The Wildlife of Costa Rica

The Wildlife of Costa Rica Author Fiona Reid
ISBN-10 0801449057
Release 2010
Pages 267
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"Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff. and the illustrations are stunning."---Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University



Birds of Costa Rica

Birds of Costa Rica Author Carrol L. Henderson
ISBN-10 9780292779426
Release 2010-08-25
Pages 403
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it became the instant and indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to the birds that travelers are most likely to see, as well as to the unique or endemic species that are of high interest to birders. Birds of Costa Rica covers 310 birds—an increase of 124 species from the earlier volume—with fascinating accounts of the birds' natural history, identification, and behavior gleaned from Henderson's forty years of traveling and birding in Costa Rica. All of the accounts include beautiful photographs of the birds, most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. There are new updated distribution maps and a detailed appendix that identifies many of the country's best bird-watching locations and lodges, including contact information for trip planning purposes.



The Birds of Panama

The Birds of Panama Author George Richard Angehr
ISBN-10 0801476747
Release 2010
Pages 456
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"This ambitious new guide is surely the most user-friendly neotropical bird guide to date. With excellent illustrations of every species (including migrants from the north), up-to-date range maps alongside the illustrations, and clear and concise text, it should be a very welcome addition to any traveler's library."---David Sibley, Sibley Guides "Panama at last has a handy field guide that is tightly focused on identification of its birds. Excellent distribution maps and the concise texts of George R. Angehr, along with Robert Dean's precise artwork on facing pages, enable birders and conservation biologists alike to confidently identify the many and diverse species in Panama's fabulous avifauna."---Bret Whitney, Field Guides Incorporated "A much-needed guide to one of the richest and most interesting avifauna in the New World. I can't wait to get back to Panama with it in my pack."---Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Birder's Handbook.



Birds of Nicaragua

Birds of Nicaragua Author Liliana Chavarría-Duriaux
ISBN-10 9781501709500
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 480
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"Field guide for identifying birds in the field in Nicaragua. Includes body measurements, country-specific range maps, field marks for identification, key comparisons with similar species, vocalization descriptions, scientific names, and English and Spanish common names. Includes alphabetical quick-find index on the inside back cover"--



The mammals of Costa Rica

The mammals of Costa Rica Author Mark Wainwright
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123325404
Release 2007
Pages 454
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From the raucous mantled howler monkeys and the charismatic white-nosed coatis to the elusive jaguar, The Mammals of Costa Rica offers authoritative accounts of the fascinating creatures of the neotropics. With more than four hundred spectacular illustrat



A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica

A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica Author Parks and Recreation Margaret Gargiullo City of New York, National Resources Group
ISBN-10 9780199720033
Release 2008-02-20
Pages 544
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the wold, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert naturalists alike. It provides a thorough survey of more than 850 plant species, each entry accompanied by color photos and a concise yet detailed narrative description. Plants are conveniently grouped by the different types of vegetation: palms, tall trees, shrubs, woody vines, herbaceous vines, herbs, grasses and ferns. Along with 1400 color photographs, the guide also includes an illustrated glossary of plant parts, five maps of Costa Rica, and laminated covers for durability in the field. With so much readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.



Butterflies Moths and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica

Butterflies  Moths  and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica Author Carrol L. Henderson
ISBN-10 9780292779433
Release 2010-08-25
Pages 187
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it instantly became the indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to more than one hundred tropical butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates that travelers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. He includes fascinating information on their natural history, ecology, identification, and behavior gleaned from his forty years of travels and wildlife viewing, as well as details on where to see these remarkable and beautiful creatures. The butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates are illustrated by over 180 stunning and colorful photographs—most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. A detailed and invaluable appendix that identifies many of Costa Rica's best wildlife-watching destinations, lodges, and contact information for trip-planning purposes completes the volume.



Amphibians of Costa Rica

Amphibians of Costa Rica Author Twan Leenders
ISBN-10 1501700626
Release 2017-01-22
Pages 544
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"Field guide to all 206 species of amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, caecilians) known to occur in Costa Rica or within walking distance of its borders. Includes photographs, range maps, morphological illustrations, descriptions of key field characteristics, and natural history information"--



A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica Author F. Gary Stiles
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173023155554
Release 1989
Pages 511
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Catalogs the more than 800 species of birds found in Costa Rica, with notes on identification, habits, and distribution



Mammals Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

Mammals  Amphibians  and Reptiles of Costa Rica Author Carrol L. Henderson
ISBN-10 9780292784642
Release 2010-11-30
Pages 214
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To help visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol L. Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it instantly became the indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a field guide dedicated to the monkeys, sloths, treefrogs, lizards, crocodiles, and other animals that travelers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. He includes fascinating information on their natural history, ecology, identification, and behavior gleaned from his forty years of travels, studies, and wildlife viewing in Costa Rica, as well as details on where to see these remarkable and beautiful creatures. The mammals, amphibians, and reptiles are illustrated by stunning and colorful photographs—most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. A detailed and invaluable appendix that identifies many of Costa Rica's best wildlife-watching destinations, lodges, and contact information for trip-planning purposes completes the volume.



A Guide to the Birds of Panama

A Guide to the Birds of Panama Author Robert S. Ridgely
ISBN-10 0691025126
Release 1989
Pages 534
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This is the first paperback version of the second edition of the popular A Guide to the Birds of Panama. In the second edition, published in 1989, the authors expanded information on the birds of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras: approximately 200 new species were added to the material in the 1976 edition. Over 300 additional species, some of them Panamanian, were illustrated. Sixteen new plates were added, and three of the original plates were replaced by improved versions. Throughout the book changes were made to accommodate the explosion in knowledge of the birds of Panama and nearby areas and of neotropical birds in general. The basic sequence and systematics of the AOU 1983 Check-list were adopted. Also included in the revised edition was expanded and updated information on birdfinding in Panama, prepared with the assistance of two of Panama's best resident birders. The book also contains a special section outlining developments in Panama ornithology and conservation. "A sophisticated treatment of one of the world's richest avifaunas."--The Quarterly Review of Biology



Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica Author Federico Muoz Chac[n
ISBN-10 0801478693
Release 2013
Pages 172
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The perfect introductory guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica in a format that makes it easy to carry into the field.



National Parks of Costa Rica

National Parks of Costa Rica Author Gregory Basco
ISBN-10 0801454018
Release 2015
Pages 304
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"This book features photographs of, and information about, Costa Rica's network of national parks, which are designed to protect pieces of every type of ecosystem in the country"--



Tropical Plants of Costa Rica

Tropical Plants of Costa Rica Author Willow Zuchowski
ISBN-10 0801445884
Release 2007
Pages 529
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Ranging from miniature epiphytic orchids to towering trees, and from mangrove forests lining coastal waterways to high-elevation cloud forests, Costa Rica's rich and varied flora dazzles visitors and botanists alike. Tropical Plants of Costa Rica, the first popular treatment to include plants from all regions of the country, is an indispensable guide to native and exotic species found in the neotropics.This book is beautifully illustrated with more than 540 full-color photographs taken in the field, each depicting an entire plant or a closer view of flowers, fruits, or seeds. Instructive pen-and-ink drawings of botanical details also accompany many of the accounts. The text clearly explains each plant's identifying characteristics and reveals fascinating facts about its natural history, chemical properties, economic importance, and medicinal and other uses. Sidebar features throughout the book highlight conservation, ethnobotany, and ecology; their topics include unusual applications for plants, distinct attributes of certain plant families, and plants of particular microhabitats. Tropical Plants of Costa Rica is a wonderful resource for naturalists, students, and researchers, as well as both experienced and first-time visitors to Costa Rica and the American tropics.