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Author Raffaele, Herbert A
Title Wildlife of the Caribbean
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
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Descript 1 online resource (305 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Goal -- Geographic Coverage -- Species Coverage -- Species Accounts -- The Islands -- Geography -- Climate -- Biogeography -- Lost Faunas -- Habitats -- Hurricanes and Their Influence on Habitats and Wildlife -- Folklore -- Environmental Threats and Conservation -- Environmental Threats -- Conservation in Practice -- Species Accounts -- Terrestrial Life -- Plants -- Terrestrial Mammals -- Birds -- Terrestrial Reptiles -- Amphibians -- Freshwater Fish and Shrimp -- Terrestrial Invertebrates -- Marine Life -- Conserving the Marine Environment of the Caribbean and the World: A Global Imperative -- Marine Mammals -- Marine Reptiles -- Marine Fish -- Marine Plants and Invertebrates -- Seashells (Mollusks) -- References and Additional Reading -- Glossary -- Photograph, Illustration, and Text Edit Credits -- Index
This is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the natural world of the Caribbean islands. It contains 600 vivid color images featuring 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and much more. While the guide primarily looks at the most conspicuous and widespread species among the islands, it also includes rarely seen creatures-such as the Rhinoceros Iguana and Cuban Solenodon-giving readers a special sense of the region's diverse wildlife. Each species is represented by one or more color photos or illustrations; details regarding its identification, status, and distribution; and interesting aspects of its life history or relationship to humans. In addition, an introductory section focuses on the unique characteristics of the Caribbean's fauna and flora, the threats faced by both, and some of the steps being taken to sustain the area's extraordinary natural heritage. Wildlife of the Caribbean is the essential field guide for learning about the living wonders in this area of the world. The only guide of its kind for the Caribbean islands 600 detailed color images feature 451 amazing species Straightforward descriptions suitable for general audience Compact size makes the guide easy to carry
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Raffaele, Herbert A. Wildlife of the Caribbean Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2014 9780691153827
Subject Animals -- Caribbean Area.;Wildlife conservation -- Caribbean Area.;Plants -- Caribbean Area
Electronic books
Alt Author Wiley, James
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