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Peru (Traveller's Wildlife Guides)

Traveller's Wildlife Guide

Published by Interlink Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

From the world-famous Machu Picchu Incan ruins high in the Andes Mountains, to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, to the Iquitos area of Amazonian northeastern Peru, travellers want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Peru's magnificent animal and plant life. – Identification and location information on Peru’s most frequently seen animals. – Full-color illustrations of more than 500 of Peru's most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. – Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the animals. – Information on Peru's habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter. – Brief descriptions of Peru's most frequently visited parks and reserves. – Information on ecotourism in general and on conservation in Peru. Easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated – you will want to have this book as constant companion on your journey.

About The Authors

Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides he conducted many years of field research on the ecology and behavior of birds. He is the author of numerous books, including Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador, and Peru in this series.

David L. Pearson is a Research Professor in the Department of Biology at Arizona State University. His research is concentrated on ecological interactions among communities of species. He has studied habitats from desert grasslands and coral atolls to tropical rainforests and has written more than 75 scientific articles. Having conducted ecological research in Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador intermittently in the past 30 years, he has become involved with environmental education and ecotourism in the region. He is co-author of Ecuador and Peru, both published as part of Interlink’s Travellers’ Wildlife Guides series. Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides, he conducted many years of field research into the ecology and behavior of birds, along the way writing many scientific reports and several books.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Interlink Books (January 1, 2004)
  • Length: 520 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781566565455

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Raves and Reviews

"...this is a serious handbook for dedicated wildlife enthusiasts. The series concept is to help travellers identify and learn about the animals and plants they are most likely to see. The Peru guide is exceedingly comprehensive, includes current conservation information and is delightfully illustrated."
--AUDUBON (April 2001)

"Produced by Interlink Publishing, the Traveller's Wildlife Guides are splendid overviews of the various creatures...Particularly helpful to me in this present volume is the authors', as well as the overall series', approach of presenting each taxonomic family in terms of its overall natural history rather than going into great detail at the individual species level... it is indeed to be welcomed by all... who seek a more multi-dimensional understanding of Peru's wildlife, and how each family relates not only to one another but to the larger ecosystem as well."

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