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The Monkey’s Bridge

The Monkey’s Bridge

Mysteries of Evolution in Central America
September 2007
Trade Paperback · 280 Pages
$18.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781595340405
Trinity University Press


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Central America is a fascinating evolutionary artifact. Three million years ago, the Panama land bridge emerged as a link between what is now North and South America, and as flora and fauna traversed this great bridge between worlds, they cross-fertilized extensively and one of the Earth's most rich and varied environments developed. The Monkey's Bridge is the story of this extraordinary environment. The culmination of ten years of research and travel, the book combines a vibrant travelogue with personal insights on the landscapes, cultures, and ecosystems of Central America. David Rains Wallace creates an astounding portrait of a captivating part of the world.

About the Author

David Rains Wallace has published more than a dozen books, including The Turquoise Dragon, The Quetzal and the Macaw: The Story of Costa Rica's National Parks, Adventuring in Central America: A Sierra Club Travel Guide, and The Klamath Knot: Explorations of Myth and Evolution, which received the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing. He lives in Berkeley, Calif.