Google full text of our books:


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

One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1998

Paperback | 1999 | $39.95 | ($23.97) / £27.95 | (£16.77) | ISBN: 9780691009742
504 pp. | 6 x 9 | 177 color illus. 86 line illus.
Add to Shopping Cart

graduation-capTextbooks & e-Inspections for Professors

Reviews | Table of Contents
Chapter 2 [HTML] or [PDF] pdf-icon | Chapter 2 | Chapter 12 [HTML] or [PDF] pdf-icon | Chapter 12 | Appendix [HTML] or [PDF] pdf-icon | Appendix

Google full text of this book:

A Neotropical Companion is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. It is the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the Neotropics available today. Widely praised in its first edition, it remains a book of unparalleled value to tourists, students, and scientists alike. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate the abundance of new scientific information that has been produced since it was first published in 1989. Major additions have been made to every chapter, and new chapters have been added on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation. Biodiversity and its preservation are discussed throughout the book, and Neotropical evolution is described in detail. This new edition offers all new drawings and photographs, many of them in color.

As enthusiastic readers of the first edition will attest, this is a charming book. Wearing his learning lightly and writing with ease and humor, John Kricher presents the complexities of tropical ecology as accessible and nonintimidating. Kricher is so thoroughly knowledgeable and the book is so complete in its coverage that general readers and ecotourists will not need any other book to help them identify and understand the plants and animals, from birds to bugs, that they will encounter in their travels to the New World tropics. At the same time, it will fascinate armchair travelers and students who may get no closer to the Neotropics than this engagingly written book.


"The book is exactly what it says it is, a companion to take with you on your travels in the New World tropics. . . . The author has written . . . with just the right amount of informality and humor."--Journal of Natural History

"An intense and lively field guide. . .compact and richly substantive"--Scientific American

Table of Contents

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by John Kricher:

Subject Areas:


For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

 Paperback $39.95 | ($23.97) ISBN: 9780691009742

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

 Paperback £27.95 | (£16.77) ISBN: 9780691009742

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart


Textbooks: Need textbooks? View our textbook site.

Teaching Professors: To request an electronic inspection copy for course use consideration,
please click on: magnifyingProfessors free on-line inspection access (All requests will be validated before access is granted).

Online exam copies are also available through this e-vendor:

  • CourseSmart®

  • Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 11/20/2015

    Questions and comments to:
    Princeton University Press

    fall saleHoliday Sale
    Princeton APPS
    Field Guides
    Identification Guides
    Checklists & Pocket Guides
    Photographic Guides
    Crossley ID Guides
    New Book E-Mails
    Freshman Reading
    Birds/Natural History Catalog
    PUP Blog
    For Reviewers
    Exam/Desk Copy
    Contact Us
    PUP Home
    PUP Europe

    Bookmark and Share
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    Biological Sciences
    Birds And Natural History
    Reference Works And Anthologies
    Popular Science
    More Choices