By Christian Ziegler

ISBN-10: 0195143280

ISBN-13: 9780195143287

The tropical wooded area of Panama's Barro Colorado Island is a luxuriant group of vegetation and animals, pulsating with existence and providing an astounding view of nature's myriad tactics. What does the woodland seem like? How do the actions of the forest's crops 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 incredible global of Barro Colorado Island. This publication is a distinct mixture of dazzling images and transparent, authoritative textual content written by way of an lively scientist who has spent part a life-time attempting to comprehend the tropical wooded area. Luscious images of the woodland display the glorious range of its population and express a few of the actions that provide it its personality and lend constitution to its group. Drawing on many years of labor on Barro Colorado Island, Egbert Leigh explains how the woodland works: how vegetation and animals compete with but additionally depend upon one another; how the solitary lives of cats distinction with the intricately geared up lives of armies of ants; the range of how 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 folk residing close to them, why they topic to the realm at huge, what we will research from them, and the way they fluctuate from temperate-zone forests.

Full of gorgeous full-color images followed by way of transparent and obtainable textual content, A Magic Web is a needs to for someone making plans to go to a tropical woodland and for all those that want they could.

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