am 20. März 1999
A well written, easily readable biological treatise about basic American Tropical ecology. Initial chapter on the climate that dictates all else in the tropics is paticularly interesting. The remainder of the book is divided into various chapters dealing with various plant and animal idiosyncracies. Numerous fascinating facts, anectodes spice up what can potentially be a pretty dry, high-school biology textbook subject matter. The section on the importance of excrements to the rainforest and two chapters on tropical ants and their social lives fascinating. Good reading for anyone interested in basic tropical ecology.
am 24. August 1997
If you have any interest in natural biology and ecology, this book is terrific reading. It is story-based, rather than a regurgitation of facts. Fortunately, the anecdotes in each chapter provide intriguing elements of the intricacies of life among plants, animals, and insects in the rain forest