From the Back Cover
Costa Rican Wildlife, An Introduction to Familiar Species, is a must-have reference guide for beginners and experts alike. This guide provides a simplified introduction to species that are familiar, widespread and/or unusual in Costa Rica. The Pocket Traveller Eco-Travel Guides provide simplified reference to the prominent wildlife species of the world’s most popular eco-tourism destinations. Each pocket-sized, folding guide identifies up to 150 species of common and unique animals in each area and most feature a map highlighting natural vegetation zones. Each is laminated for durability. (31/2 X 81/4 folded, opens to 22 X 81/4, color illustrations)
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children’s book on evolution.