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A Neotropical Companion:
An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics
John Kricher
With a foreword by Mark Plotkin

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Personal Note to the Reader
Conversions
Ch. 1Tropical Climates and Ecosystems3
Ch. 2Rainforest Structure and Diversity21
Ch. 3How a Rainforest Functions44
Ch. 4Evolutionary Patterns in the Tropics75
Ch. 5Complexities of Coevolution and Ecology of Fruit126
Ch. 6The Neotropical Pharmacy144
Ch. 7Living Off the Land in the Tropics169
Ch. 8Rivers through Rainforest189
Ch. 9Introduction to the Andes and Tepuis218
Ch. 10Savannas and Dry Forests228
Ch. 11Coastal Ecosystems: Mangroves, Seagrass, and Coral Reefs239
Ch. 12Neotropical Birds251
Ch. 13A Rainforest Bestiary295
Ch. 14Deforestation and Conservation of Biodiversity334
Appendix"And Hey, Let's Be Careful Out There"377
Acronyms389
Glossary390
Neotropical Field Guides and Handbooks396
Recommended Book-Length References399
Literature Cited403
Index435

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