Suggested Reading List
Alta Floresta revisited: an updated review of the "avifauna" of the most heavily surveyed site in south central Amazonia
Author: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Survey
Description: The Cristalino Jungle Lodge has compiled a survey listing all birds identified and catalogued by six prestigious or Biologist/ornithologist during their numerous stays at the Lodge during the past 15 years.
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A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil
Author: Ber Van Perlo
Description: Paperback: 480 pages - Publisher: OUP USA (29 Oct 2009) - Language English
ISBN-10: 0195301552 - ISBN-13: 978-0195301557
Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 18.5 x 2.5 cm
Described as the most complete guide for Brazilian Birds.
Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now. The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the full range of bird life in this vast and varied country.
They are all here--every species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil--with special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics.
The book is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use. Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as well as detailed information on measurement; identifying features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and occurrence, essential for finding and identifying specific birds. From the equatorial North to the tropics, the introductory paragraphs set the stage in describing Brazil's varied biogeography, climate, geomorphology, and natural vegetation. A bibliography and further references, and an English-Portuguese dictionary of frequently used terms enhance the user-friendly qualities.
Amazon Journal: Dispatches from a Vanishing Frontier
Author: Geoffrey O’Connor
Description: Literature/Travel Essays
Behaving Brazilian: A Comparison of Brazilian and North American Social Behavior
Author: Phyllis A. Harrison
Brazil - Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture
Author: Sandra Branco
Description: Publication Date: September 5, 2006 | Series: Culture Smart!
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.
Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include
* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* dos, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken
"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel
"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel
"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer
"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine
"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Kuperard; Reprinted edition edition (September 5, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.5 x 6.7 inches
Weight: 8.5 ounces
Author: Joseph A. Page