Biomes of Brazil
An Illustrated Natural History
[In English and Portuguese]
By Francis Dov Por, et al.
208 pages, Illustrated, 11” x 8 ½”
This book is a highly informative guide to the eight most important biomes of Brazil and is designed for use by a wide readership, from academics and students to tourists. The bilingual text in English and Portuguese makes it easily accessible, not only to environmentalists and ecotourism specialists in Brazil, but also to those concerned with the same issues worldwide. All eight chapters follow the same sequence of treatment, from brief introductions to geology and the environment, through the presentation of each biome’s flora and fauna, to human aspects and conservation issues.
The present state of knowledge is reviewed, leaving room also for new and original ideas and considerations. The first author is an emeritus professor of zoology in Israel. He has lectured for over 25 years on various aspects of nature conservation and evolution, and has first-hand experience of some of the biomes treated in this book.
The second author is professor of ecology at the University of Sao Paulo, where she is a leading expert on bees. She has also been involved for many years in environmental education in Brazil. All the book’s illustrations are hand-drawn. Alongside a wide range of instructive drawings and diagrams, there are outstanding large-scale dioramas of the different biomes considered. Most of the illustrations are by the third author, a consummate naturalist, ornithologist and a resourceful teacher.
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