"A portable overview of Costa Rican wildlife that will be handy for those with a passing interest in wildlife. I rarely use it since I prefer the more detailed guides, but it’s popular with travellers."
"My copy of the new Garrigues field guide is in the mail. More up-to-date than the older guide and - more importantly - weighs about two thirds as much. This will certainly be with me on my next trip!"
"On the other hand, if a huge treatise is not what you want, this compact guide to the Caribbean slope herpetofauna is well worth the money. Especially useful for those on an extended stay at La Selva."
"This recent book now accompanies me on all my trips. Highly pictorial and especially useful for identifying the plants you'll see in the garden of the hotel or at the roadside. Gardeners will love it."
"Not specifically Costa Rica, but this mini-encyclopedia helps prepare for a first trip to the Neotropics and will be much-consulted reference to all aspects of natural history during and after a trip."