Published by Princeton in their Wild Guide series, Flexibound, 286 pages, Price £24.95
This is photographic guide to birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and follows on from the Birds of Western Ecuador by the same publishers. As a country with so much to offer some one new to the area the book is a great starter to get you into the many families, habitats and regions where to find the species. Maps show you where 223 species of bird, 71 mammals, 37 amphibians and 40 reptiles are found and a section on biogeography gives you an idea of the terrain you will be traveling in. There is even a map to show you the roads and protected areas. A must buy for any one travelling to the country.