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February 07, 2011

New books

The birds of Panama: A field guide and Gamboa: A guide to its natural and cultural heritage on Thursday, February 3, at the Tupper Center Auditorium

STRI research associate George R. Angehr and Robert Dean recently published The birds of Panama: A field guide, through Cornell University Press. It sells for $35 at the STRI Bookstore, at the Tupper Center.

This user-friendly identification guide features color illustrations of more than 900 species; range maps that show the distribution of Panama´s birds; descriptions, identification, habitat, behavior and vocalizations; range maps and species accounts opposite illustration pages, and more.

According to Paul Ehrlich, this book is “A much-needed guide to one of the richest and most interesting avifauna in the New World. I can’t wait to get back to Panama with it in my pack.”

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STRI presented the books: Gamboa: Una guía para su patrimonio natural y cultural and Gamboa: A guide to its natural and cultural heritage on Thursday, February 3, at the Tupper Center Auditorium. The book is authored by STRI communication associate Jorge Ventocilla and Kurt Dillon, an architect.

“The guide is the first complete monograph dedicated to a single town of the former Canal Zone to be produced in Panama. Its research is meticulous and it does not separate architecture and urban form from the natural features, which surround and permeate them. In sum, it reveals how history, nature, architecture and planning are unified in Gamboa...”

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