Download e-book for iPad: A Magic Web: The Tropical Forest of Barro Colorado Island by Christian Ziegler

By Christian Ziegler

ISBN-10: 0195143280

ISBN-13: 9780195143287

The tropical woodland of Panama's Barro Colorado Island is a luxuriant neighborhood of vegetation and animals, pulsating with existence and providing an mind-blowing view of nature's myriad tactics. What does the wooded area appear 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 impressive international of Barro Colorado Island. This ebook is a different mix of mind-blowing images and transparent, authoritative textual content written by way of an lively scientist who has spent part an entire life attempting to comprehend the tropical wooded area. Luscious pictures of the wooded area show the fantastic variety of its population and exhibit 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 woodland works: how crops 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 diversity of the way crops fight for a spot within the sunlight; and the way those vegetation allure animals to pollenate their plant life. ultimately, the booklet exhibits the significance of tropical forests to the folk residing close to them, why they subject to the area at huge, what we will be able to research from them, and the way they fluctuate from temperate-zone forests.

Full of beautiful full-color photos observed through transparent and obtainable textual content, A Magic Web is a needs to for somebody making plans to go to a tropical woodland and for all those that want they could.

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