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Title Neotropical Rainforest Mammals
Author Louise Emmons
Publisher
Release 1997
Category Nature
Total Pages 307
ISBN 9780226207216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, the first color-illustrated field guide to these marvelously diverse and elusive creatures, has enjoyed tremendous success since its initial publication in 1990. Ecotourists and field researchers alike have applauded this guide's compact size, light weight, and durability. More important, they have appreciated its clear and concise accounts of the mammals of this broad region. Each species account includes information on identifying characteristics, similar species, vocalizations, behavior and natural history, geographic range, conservation status, local names, and references to the scientific literature. In this completely revised and updated second edition: A total of 226 species are treated in full (206 were included in the first edition). All species accounts retained from the first edition have been updated to include the most recent research. All 195 maps showing the distribution and geographic range of each species have been revised to reflect the most current information. Twenty-nine beautiful color plates illustrate more than 220 species (including significant color variants between males and females or adults and young). Seven black-and-white plates contain more than 60 images of individual species, mainly bats. A compact disc of mammal vocalizations--crucial to identifying nocturnal and otherwise cryptic animals that sometimes may be heard rather than seen--will be available for purchase separately. Praise for the first edition: "If you can't go to the Central and South American rain forests to see firsthand their threatened ecosystems, here is the next best thing."--Washington Post Book World "A large amount of information is presented concisely and in a way that is easy to use."--Choice "The presentation and wealth of information contained in this field guide is outstanding and will satisfy the needs of both the 'tourist' and 'researcher' traveling to the Neotropics."--Canadian Field-Naturalist

Title Neotropical Rainforest Mammals
Author Louise Emmons
Publisher
Release 1990-01
Category Nature
Total Pages 281
ISBN 9780226207186
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Neotropical Rainforest Mammals is the first color-illustrated field guide to the marvelously diverse fauna of Central and South American rainforests. It is an ideal introduction for people living or working in the tropical rainforests or for tourists visiting there. For scientists, it combines standard knowledge with invaluable new data in a well-organized format, contributing to efforts to understand and conserve this rich and elusive fauna.

Tupai by Louise H. Emmons

Title Tupai
Author Louise H. Emmons
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release 2000-12-12
Category Science
Total Pages 287
ISBN 0520925041
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Treeshrews suffer from chronic mistaken identity: they are not shrews, and most are not found in trees. These squirrel-sized, brownish mammals with large, dark, lashless eyes were at one time thought to be primates. Even though most scientists now believe them to belong in their own mammalian order, Scandentia, they still are thought to resemble some of the earliest mammals, which lived alongside the dinosaurs. This book describes the results of the first comparative study of the ecology of treeshrews in the wild. Noted tropical mammalogist Louise H. Emmons conducted this pathbreaking study in the rainforests of Borneo as she tracked and observed six species of treeshrews. Emmons meticulously describes their habitat, diet, nesting habits, home range, activity patterns, social behavior, and many other facets of their lives. She also discusses a particularly interesting aspect of treeshrews: their enigmatic parental care system, which is unique among mammals.

Nouragues by F. Bongers

Title Nouragues
Author F. Bongers
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2013-06-29
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 428
ISBN 9401598215
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nouragues is a tropical forest research station in French Guiana. It was established in 1986 for research on natural mechanisms of forest regeneration. Since then a lot of research has been done on this and related topics. This book provides an overview of the main research results, and focuses on plant communities, vertebrate communities and evolutionary ecology, frugivory and seed dispersal, and forest dynamics and recruitment. The appendices give (annoted) checklists of plants, birds, mammals, herpetofauna and fishes found in the same area.

Mammals of the Neotropics Volume 3 by John F. Eisenberg

Title Mammals of the Neotropics Volume 3
Author John F. Eisenberg
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 1989
Category Medical
Total Pages 624
ISBN 9780226195421
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Describes the characteristics, behavior, range, and habitat for more than four hundred species

Neotropical Birds of Prey by David Whitacre

Title Neotropical Birds of Prey
Author David Whitacre
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release 2013-05-15
Category Nature
Total Pages 432
ISBN 0801466113
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Until recently, surprisingly little has been known about the biology and behavior of tropical forest raptors, including such basic aspects as diets, breeding biology, habitat requirements, and population ecology, information critical to the development of conservation efforts. The Peregrine Fund conducted a significant eight-year-long research program on the raptor species, including owls, in Tikal National Park in Guatemala to learn more about Neotropical birds of prey. Impressive and unprecedented in scale, this pioneering research also involved the development of new methods for detecting, enumerating, and studying these magnificent but often elusive birds in their forest home. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of previously little-known species, the resulting book is the most important single source for information on the lowland tropical forest raptor species found in Central America. Neotropical Birds of Prey covers twenty specific species in depth, including the Ornate Hawk-Eagle, the Barred Forest-Falcon, the Bat Falcon, and the Mexican Wood Owl, offering thorough synopses of all current knowledge regarding breeding biology and behavior, diet, habitat use, and spatial needs. Contributors to this landmark work also show how the populations fit together as a community with overlapping habitat and prey needs that can put them in competition with reptiles and mammalian carnivores as well, yet differ from one another in their nesting or feeding behaviors and population dynamics. The work’s substantive original data offer interesting comparisons between tropical and temperate zone species, and provide a basis for establishing conservation measures based on firsthand research. Making available for the first time new data on the biology, ecology, behavior, and conservation of the majestic owls and raptors of the New World tropics, this book will appeal to a wide ornithological readership, especially the many raptor enthusiasts around the world.

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