Insects and Other Arthropods of Tropical America (Zona Tropical Publications)
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About the AuthorPaul E. Hanson is Professor of Biology at the University of Costa Rica.Kenji Nishida is a photographer and biologist who lives in Costa Rica.
Hanson is Professor of Biology at the University of Costa Rica.Kenji Nishida is a photographer and biologist who lives in Costa Rica.. Paul E
Walk on the wild side, while it lasts DW Roubik señor Color, beauty, intrigue, "nat hist" in the EXTREME, entomophobias—all are here. I love this book, much, because the insects and their lives are portrayed, and discussed, in a concise and yet endearing way. They were here first, you understand. And now a lot of them are on their way out, because of us. We receive not only a feeling for nature but a knowledge of the immense and compelling details, power and beauty of natural diversity by reading, and seeing the wonderful "live" pictures, in this highly accessible and entertaining book. Go for. and an excellent one at that Eduardo C Not so much a field guide as a textbook, and an excellent one at that. The approach is first by family. There are lots of interesting sidebars like "Insect Songs," and "Insects as a Measure of Water Quality." Excellent photos by Kenji Nishida (some are quite small, unfortunately). For the fullest possible coverage on a trip to tropical America I would take this book and Cresswell's Insects of Latin America: A Photographic Guide. Hogue's Latin American Insects and Entomology is useful too but it is dated and out-of-print.. Amazing book Cliente de Amazon Great info about tropical insects, there's few books about the tropics and this one is very complete, and the pics are awesome.
Aside from butterflies, however, insects usually do not make it on the list of things to see. Visitors to tropical forests generally come to see the birds, mammals, and plants. Insects are everywhere, they are often as beautiful as the showiest of birds, and they have a fascinating natural history. A final chapter provides a glimpse into the intriguing world of spiders, scorpions, crabs, and other arthropods.. This is a shame. On a single rainforest tree, for example, you will find more species of ant than in all of England.Though written for those who have no prior knowledge of insects, this book should also prove useful to those who study them. Sidebars on insect behavior and ecological factors enhance the descriptive accounts. With their beautifully illustrated guide to insects and other arthropods, Paul E. Hanson and Kenji Nishida put the focus on readily observable insects that one encounters while strolling through a tropical forest in the Americas. It is a general belief that insects in the tropics are larger and more colorful than insects in temperate regions, but this simply reflects a greater diversity of nearly all types of insects in the tropics. In addition to descriptions of the principal insect families, the reader will find a wealth of biological information that serves as an introduction to the natural history of i