Today, we would like to share with you a wonderful book written by Dr. Mark Brazil, an Expedition
Leader, Naturalist and lecturer.
Japan: The Natural History of an Asian Archipelago
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 very unique 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