Christian Ziegler's A Magic Web: The Tropical Forest of Barro Colorado Island PDF

By Christian Ziegler

ISBN-10: 0195143280

ISBN-13: 9780195143287

The tropical wooded area of Panama's Barro Colorado Island is a luxuriant group of crops and animals, pulsating with lifestyles and providing an mind-blowing view of nature's myriad techniques. What does the wooded area seem like? How do the actions of the forest's vegetation and animals create a community?

In A Magic Web, photographer Christian Ziegler and evolutionary biologist Egbert Giles Leigh, Jr., invite readers to go into the fantastic international of Barro Colorado Island. This e-book is a special mix of magnificent images and transparent, authoritative textual content written via an lively scientist who has spent part a life-time attempting to comprehend the tropical woodland. Luscious photos of the woodland display the glorious variety of its population and convey some of the actions that provide it its personality and lend constitution to its neighborhood. Drawing on a long time of labor on Barro Colorado Island, Egbert Leigh explains how the woodland works: how crops and animals compete with but in addition rely on one another; how the solitary lives of cats distinction with the intricately equipped lives of armies of ants; the diversity of the way crops fight for a spot within the sunlight; and the way those vegetation allure animals to pollenate their vegetation. ultimately, the e-book indicates the significance of tropical forests to the folks residing close to them, why they topic to the realm at huge, what we will be able to examine from them, and the way they vary from temperate-zone forests.

Full of beautiful full-color pictures followed by means of transparent and available textual content, A Magic Web is a needs to for an individual making plans to go to a tropical wooded area and for all those that want they could.

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