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Forsyth, Adrian

Overview
Works: 24 works in 120 publications in 6 languages and 8,191 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Pictorial works  History  Biography  Catalogs and collections  Posters 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH541.5.R27, 574.52642098
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Most widely held works by Adrian Forsyth
Tropical nature by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen marvelous essays introducing the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. A lively, lucid portrait of the tropics as seen by two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists. Its seventeen marvelous essays introduce the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. Includes a lengthy appendix of practical advice for the tropical traveler
Mammals of North America : temperate and arctic regions by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference guide includes scientific names, behavioral data, full anatomical descriptions, range maps and habitats
A natural history of sex : the ecology and evolution of sexual behavior by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits of the rainforest by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the flora and fauna of the tropical rain forest, celebrating the beauty and complexity of the oldest ecosystem
Journey through a tropical jungle by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents in text and photographs some of the plants, animals, and people that live in the tropical rain forest of Costa Rica
How monkeys make chocolate : foods and medicines from the rainforests by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conservation biologist presents a narrative with a sense of wonder for the interdependence of plants, animals, and humans in the world's rain forests
Nature of the rainforest : Costa Rica and beyond by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nature of the Rainforest is a breathtaking tour of an environment that is the pinnacle of biodiversity and evolutionary sophistication by an award-winning author and two photographers who love the rainforest, understand its intricacies, and have spent considerable time there documenting its wildlife and complexity. Adrian Forsyth draws on four decades of personal encounters with the animals of the rainforest-including poison-dart frogs, three-toed sloths, bushmasters, and umbrella birds - as a starting point to communicate key ecological topics such as biodiversity, coevolution, rarity, chemical defense, nutrient cycling, and camouflage. The luminous photographs capture stunning and rare creatures in action, including the now-extinct golden toad mating, a jaguar on the prowl, and the hermit hummingbird feeding. The behaviors and characteristics of the rainforest inhabitants featured here not only illustrate the text but also advance the scientific narrative and exemplify the critical importance of conservation. Thematic chapters are interspersed with four chapters devoted to specific habitats and regions of Costa Rica and Peru, areas with some of the most diverse arrays of plant and animal species in the world. The result is an exuberant celebration of the rainforest in text and images."--Jacket
Mammals of the American North by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of animals : the equinox guide to wildlife structures by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the range of sophisticated structures built by insects, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals
A natural history of sex : the ecology and evolution of mating behavior by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Described by the author as a book "about the weird diversity of sexual behavior," A Natural History of Sex explores "how to look at life, how to analyze and speculate about why something is as it is and not otherwise." In a series of engaging essays, Forsyth considers a host of more specific questions, which run the gamut from the obscure and the bizarre to the familiar. Why do roosters crow and waggle their wattles? Why does it benefit the female human to remain inscrutable about her sexual cycle? Who instituted monogamy? Why would a male mite copulate with its mother? Why does the male bedbug drive its "outlandish, formidable penis" into the female's abdomen? Forsyth's highly observational mind ranges over the natural world, revealing the seemingly random patterns and consequences of animal sexual behavior. This classic reference is a must for anyone who has ever wondered just what it is that makes the world go round
The nature of birds by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the world of insects : the equinox guide to insect behaviour by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the habitats, characteristics, and behavior of insects, and discusses the strategies they employ to survive in a changing environment
Exploring the world of birds : an Equinox guide to avian life by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to bird anatomy, behavior and how birds help man and nature
Mammals of the Canadian wild by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How monkeys make chocolate : unlocking the mysteries of the rainforest by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents, in text and photographs, plants of the tropical rain forest and their uses
Walking with Wolf : reflections on a life spent protecting the Costa Rican wilderness by Kay Chornook( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlocking the mysteries of the rainforest by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the animals, plants, and people of the rainforest
Rainforrests : Costa Rica and beyond by Adrian Forsyth( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of birds( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poster promoting children's literature book The nature of birds by Adrian Forsyth
 
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Tropical nature
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포사이스, 애드리언

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Mammals of North America : temperate and arctic regionsPortraits of the rainforestHow monkeys make chocolate : foods and medicines from the rainforestsNature of the rainforest : Costa Rica and beyondThe architecture of animals : the equinox guide to wildlife structuresA natural history of sex : the ecology and evolution of mating behaviorExploring the world of insects : the equinox guide to insect behaviourExploring the world of birds : an Equinox guide to avian lifeHow monkeys make chocolate : unlocking the mysteries of the rainforest