by Allen M. Young
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0826357814 | 370 Pages | PDF | 26 MB
The abundant insect life of the rainforests of northeastern Costa Rica is the subject of this engaging book, first published over twenty-five years ago and now including two new chapters on the rise of ecotourism in the region.
"Young . . . brings the trained eye of an entomologist and an unabashed admiration for the beauty of nature to this engaging and informative account of his experiences during twenty-one years of fieldwork in Costa Rica's rainforests."-Publishers Weekly
"A splendid read. For newcomers to the moist tropics, and for any but the most sated old-timers, it can be commended for an entertaining account of a locality where life is lived to the full-by all species, including the human observer."-Norman Myers, New Scientist
Allen M. Young is a curator emeritus of zoology at the Milwaukee Public Museum. He is also the author of many other books on natural history, most recently Tropical Rainforests and The Chocolate Tree: A Natural History of Cacao.