Wildlife of the Caribbean.

Wildlife of the Caribbean. Herbert A. Raffaele, James W. Wiley.
Wildlife of the Caribbean.
Wildlife of the Caribbean.

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, illustrations, map.

The first comprehensive illustrated guide to the natural world of the Caribbean islands. 600 vivid colour images illustrate 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and much more. While the guide primarily looks at the most common species found among the islands, it also includes rarely seen creatures - such as the Rhinoceros Iguana and Cuban Solenodon - giving readers a special sense of the region's spectacular and diverse wildlife. Species accounts contain details regarding its identification, status, and distribution; and interesting aspects of its life history or relationship to humans. In addition, an introductory section focuses on the unique characteristics of the Caribbean's fauna and flora, the threats faced by both, and some of the steps being taken to sustain the area's extraordinary natural heritage. Wildlife of the Caribbean is the essential field guide for learning about the living wonders in this area of the worldand its compact size makes the guide easy to carry.

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