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By Christian Ziegler

ISBN-10: 0195143280

ISBN-13: 9780195143287

The tropical woodland of Panama's Barro Colorado Island is a luxuriant neighborhood of crops and animals, pulsating with existence and providing an staggering view of nature's myriad methods. What does the woodland 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 tremendous international of Barro Colorado Island. This publication is a distinct mixture of staggering images and transparent, authoritative textual content written via an lively scientist who has spent part a life-time attempting to comprehend the tropical wooded area. Luscious photos of the woodland exhibit the glorious range of its population and convey some of the actions that supply it its personality and lend constitution to its group. Drawing on a long time of labor on Barro Colorado Island, Egbert Leigh explains how the wooded area works: how vegetation and animals compete with but additionally depend upon one another; how the solitary lives of cats distinction with the intricately prepared lives of armies of ants; the range of how crops fight for a spot within the solar; and the way those vegetation allure animals to pollenate their vegetation. ultimately, the e-book exhibits 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 study from them, and the way they fluctuate from temperate-zone forests.

Full of attractive full-color images followed via 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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