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A Wildlife Guide to Chile:
Continental Chile, Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández Archipelago
Sharon Chester

Paperback | 2008 | $19.95 / £13.95 | ISBN: 9780691129761
400 pp. | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | 120 color plates. 21 maps.
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This is the first comprehensive English-language field guide to the wildlife of Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio. From bats to butterflies, lizards to llamas, and ferns to flamingos, A Wildlife Guide to Chile covers the country's common plants and animals. The color plates depict species in their natural environments with unmatched vividness and realism. The combination of detailed illustrations and engaging, succinct, and authoritative text make field identification quick, easy, and accurate. Maps, charts, and diagrams provide information about landforms, submarine topography, marine environment, climate, vegetation zones, and the best places to view wildlife. This is an essential guide to Chile's remarkable biodiversity.

  • The only comprehensive English-language guide to Chile's common flora and fauna
  • The first guide to cover Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio
  • 120 full-color plates allow quick identification of more than 800 species
  • Accompanying text describes species size, shape, color, habitat, and range
  • Descriptions list size, distribution, and English, Spanish, and scientific names
  • Information on the best spots to view wildlife, including major national parks
  • Compact and lightweight--a perfect field guide

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"This nicely sized book, covering a broad range of wildlife and plants, would be very useful for the tourist with a casual interest in natural history or the professional biologist who wants to become familiar with the diverse ecosystems of Chile."--D. Flaspohler, Choice

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"There is an embarrassment of riches in field guides, but truly novel approaches are rare. Sharon Chester's Wildlife Guide to Chile is one of the few books that stand out by virtue of their content, organization, and comprehensiveness. In a single, portable volume, Chester presents nearly every natural gem that Chile has to offer--richly illustrated, tersely described, and, in many cases, presented for the very first time in any field guide. Naturalists everywhere will recognize Chester's dedication to this project; travelers to Chile will simply gush with appreciation."--Edward S. Brinkley, editor-in-chief of the journal North American Birds

Table of Contents:

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS iv
PREFACE v
INTRODUCTION vi
CONVERSION FACTORS vii
MAP OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHILE viii
CHILE AND HER SOVEREIGNTIES 1
MARINE RESOURCES 21
FLORISTIC ZONES AND FLORA 32
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTIONS 73
BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS 90
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS 106
BIRDS 126
MAMMALS 291
WHERE TO SEE WILDLIFE 350
GLOSSARY 376
SPANISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY 378
BIBLIOGRAPHY 379
INDEXES 380

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