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Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) Paperback – 1 Jan 2002

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (1 Jan. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 029273459X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292734593
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

CARROL L. HENDERSON has headed the Nongame Wildlife Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for thirty-three years. He is an award-winning wildlife conservationist, an avid wildlife photographer, an experienced birding tour leader, and the author of many magazine articles and nine books.


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For those, like myself, who like to see all the wildlife of an area this book is excellent. It gives wide coverage of common birds and mammals, and more limited coverage of reptiles, insects etc. Included are colour photos, identification points, animal statistics and maps showing where the creatures were seen on previous group tours. I wish a similar book existed for other places I have visited.
It is large for a field guide but ideal as a reference book for non specialists.
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I bought this wildlife guide to prepare for my trip to Costa Rica and it does not disappoint. The author is passionate about his subject. His enthusiasm and attention to detail, makes for an extremely readable guide. The photographs are delightful and give personality to the wildlife featured; these, together with the species distribution maps and comprehensive natural habitat detail, serve to enhance this vibrant guide. The author has also produced the guide in three separate volumes, and here is the conundrum, do you buy this reprint of the all in one guide first published 2002 which weighs in at a hefty 1.36 Kg, or go for one or more of the updated individual options? The product description for the individual bird guide claims the addition of 124 species on the complete works which focuses on just 186. But if you are looking for quantity there are several field guides on the market, for example Birds of Costa Rica by Garrigues and Dean includes 820 species. This guide stands out for the quality of the additional information included. Check out the `look inside' option for the individual guides as this provides an opportunity to experience the writing style you will find in this wild life guide. The Bird guide and the Butterflies, Moths and Other Invertebrates guide both have the identical introduction to that in the complete volume. I have also noted that several of the chapters in this guide would appear to be replicated in the individual guides. Although the paperback cover of this guide could be a bit more robust I consider it to be an excellent buy at the discounted price I paid of £17.59.
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Bought this as I am off to Costa Rica treking soon. The book has fabulous photographs of each bird and animal it lists and is very informative right down to the great maps showing where each animal or bird can be found. HOWEVER, the one drawback is that as it lists so many birds, it is a very heavy book and therefore it is unsuitable for taking with us on our trip, a great pity. We will just have to look up the animals on our return from our photos !
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This book, along with the photo-essay collection, "Costa Rica : The LastCountry the Gods Made," should be owned by anyone who loves Costa Rica,even if they think they despise nature studies as dry and limited. Thisbook's spirit is undeniable.
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`Obviously incomplete. It would take a book three times or more the size of this one, to get anywhere near the amount of Wildlife of CR. (It has 539 pages) Even so, it covers all genres with some excellent photographs.
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