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A comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to Japan’s astonishing animals and plants—and the natural forces that have shaped them
This richly illustrated guide is the first comprehensive and accessible introduction to the extraordinary natural history of the Japanese archipelago. It explains how Japan’s geology, geography, climate, seas and currents have forged conditions supporting a diverse range of species—from cranes, bears, eagles and monkeys to plants, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs and snakes—many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Engaging and authoritative, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to explore or learn about Japan’s natural wonders, from the Japanese Macaque—the famous snow monkeys—to the magnificent Steller’s Eagle.
- Features more than 878 colour photographs, illustrations and maps
- Provides a lavishly illustrated introduction to many of Japan’s common and iconic mammals and birds
- Takes readers on a naturalist’s journey to the key areas of Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Nansei Shoto, as well as the Izu, Ogasawara and Iwo islands
- Introduces Japan’s geology, geography, topography, climate, habitats, biodiversity and much more
- Explains where and how to watch and photograph wildlife in Japan, including whales
Hibernation, Korean Peninsula, Mammal, Japanese macaque, Eastern buzzard, Ginkgo, Short-tailed albatross, Biodiversity, Japanese giant salamander, Plumage, Japanese giant flying squirrel, Shikoku, Shiretoko Peninsula, Sea otter, Bronze Age, Mangrove, Mountain ecosystems, Rodent, Waterfowl, Asian black bear, Invertebrate, White-tailed eagle, Red fox, Brown-eared bulbul, Endemism, Introduced species, Japanese serow, Sapporo, Sea of Japan, Textile, Japanese archipelago, Carapace, Siberian chipmunk, Whooper swan, Red-crowned crane, Least weasel, Japanese marten, Cattle, Latham's snipe, Amami rabbit, Copper pheasant, Shrub, Mustelidae, Steller sea lion, Crested ibis, Alpine tundra, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin, Vole, Ryukyu Islands, Izu Islands, Land bridge, Insect, Neolithic, Sika deer, Woodpecker, Forest floor, Bonin Islands, Japanese bush warbler, Wetland, Tsugaru Strait, Bird, Habitat destruction, Pacific Ocean, Chelidae, Marine mammal, North America, Vegetation, Year, Red squirrel, Amphibian, Wild boar, Rock ptarmigan, Blakiston's fish owl, Rhinoceros auklet, Brown bear, Iriomote cat