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Jaguar: Struggle and Triumph in the Jungles of Belize Hardcover – November, 1986


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Field biologists often trek to remote areas to conduct research on exotic plants and animals. Scientific articles often result, but only rarely do the biologists produce intimate stories of their experiences, personal as well as scientific. Jaguar is one of the few such accounts. After completing graduate school, Rabinowitz moved to Belize, a small country on the Caribbean coast of Central America, to study jaguars, the least known of the large cats. The tale spun by Rabinowitz instructs us about Jaguar biology and the biologisthis motivations (to learn and converse), his reverence for life (human and nonhuman), his character strengths and flaws, and most of all his adventures as a field biologist. Highly recommended.James R. Karr, Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst., Panama
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Arbor House; 1st edition (November 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877958254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877958253
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,118,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charles Hall on April 16, 2013
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This book gives a seemingly day-by-day account of a researcher's mission to Belize in S. America to research jaguars. The description of life in the jungle with only the local Maya Indians for neighbors while living at an abandoned logging camp in the middle of the rain forest is incredibly vivid. You get it all from the bug bites, to the poisonous snakes, to traveling over logging roads that the jungle is reclaiming day by day. The descriptions of his many hardships are so vivid that I couldn't put it down once I started. But I don't think I'd care to read this book twice, it's too exhausting!

In amongst the daily story of his life he mixes in the scientific backstory about what he's researching, what is known about life in the rain forest, and what is not known. The jaguars are quite elusive and his tagging and tracking seems to have revealed a lot of new knowledge about their habitat and behavior.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a great story, regardless of whether you are interested in jaguars or not.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Peters on July 21, 2013
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What can I say? You can't beat Alan Rabinowitz for actual information and storytelling combined. Have read several of his books and recommend them to anyone who is interested in conservation and the details of the day to day work that must be done to achieve results. Excellent!
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By Charles R. Stewart III on January 3, 2015
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very good, thanks
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