Peruvian Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to the High Andes

Book Description

An essential guide to the wildlife of the High Andes in Peru, this beautifully- illustrated, full-color guide will appeal to the ardent wildlife enthusiast and curious tourist alike. With additional sections on geography and geology and a chapter covering the best trekking areas and visitor sites (Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the Inca Trail, along with the Avenue of the Volcanoes in Ecuador, and Lake Titicaca in Bolivia), this book is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to come away from their trip with a thorough understanding of the high-altitude ecology of Peru and its neighbors.

· The only guidebook on the market covering wildlife in-depth and tailored to the needs of tourists visiting the highlights of Peru

· A detailed description of all animals – from insects and fish to birds and mammals – encountered in the Andes above 3,000 meters

· The most commonly found plants and how to recognize them

· Beautifully illustrated with 150 full-color photographs

About Cheshire, Gerard

Gerard Cheshire has worked as a freelance writer and editor on natural history and the sciences since 1994, writing for a variety of British and American publishers. Gerard is currently reading for his masters in ecology at Bath Spa University College.