About this book
This full-colour guide to the wildlife of the High Andes in Peru will appeal to the ardent wildlife enthusiast, curious tourist and armchair traveller alike. Some of the hotspots covered are Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Inca Trail, the Avenue of the Volcanoes in Ecuador, and Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. With additional sections on geography, geology and a chapter covering the best trekking areas, this book is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to enhance their trip by bettering their understanding of the high-altitude ecology of Peru and its neighbours.
This, the only such guidebook presently on the market, gives a detailed description of all animals (insects, fish, birds, mammals…) encountered in the Andes above 3,000 metres. The most commonly found plants are also covered.
Bradt's fully illustrated wildlife guides focus on regions of the world particularly celebrated for their amazing and often unique species. With spectacular photography or exclusive watercolour drawings throughout, each visitors' guide provides an introduction to the region's principal flora and fauna alongside suggested wildlife itineraries, practical information on when to go and what to take and photography tips. Written in a deliberately engaging way, they offer something different from dry field guides, and will appeal to the interested layman as much as the wildlife devotee. Ideal as a lightweight companion to any wildlife trip they also make a handsome souvenir.
About the author
Gerard Cheshire has worked as a freelance writer and editor on natural history and the sciences since 1994. Barry Walker has lived in Cusco, Peru for 22 years and has visited every corner of the country as a bird tour leader and natural history guide. Huw Lloyd livesin Manchester, England, and has been leading bird-watching tours throughout Peru since 2000.
5) Reptiles, Amphibians and Fishes
7) Andean Hot-Spots
8) Watching wildlife
9) Further Reading
'Bradt Travel Guides simply have the best wildlife coverage of any of the popular guide books.'