The Smaller Majority

The Smaller Majority

The Hidden World of the Animals That Dominate the Tropics

Book - 2005
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In an appendix, Naskrecki offers photographic tips and advice for the amateur photographer or rainforest tourist. The Smaller Majority encourages us to view all of our world-not simply exotic habitats-with a child's sense of wonder. Book jacket.
including introduction of invasive species and habitat destruction.
Naskrecki shows us the intricate forms and fascinating behavior of a variety of invertebrates such as preying mantids, grasshoppers, and spiders but also reclusive vertebrates such as geckos and chameleons, and dispels a few myths along the way. With patience, persistence, and expertise he unmasks the clever disguises of leaf katydids and glass frogs. Naskrecki highlights the survival techniques and important ecological functions of many creatures and the threats they face from us,
These species, some captured by camera here for the first time, are critical to the biodiversity of the tropics and to the life of our planet.
In over 400 spectacular, full-color photographs, Piotr Naskrecki brings us eye to eye with the smaller majority-the 99 percent of animal life that are smaller than a human finger. Those featured in the book live in threatened biodiversity hotspots around the globe: humid tropical forests, savannas, and deserts. The Smaller Majority takes us on an unforgettable visual journey into the often overlooked world cloaked by a leaf, camouflaged on the surface of a rock, or even trapped underfoot.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005
ISBN: 0674019156 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 591.70913 NAS
Characteristics: 278 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm


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