By Samuel Bridgewater
Belize's Chiquibul wooded area is among the greatest last expanses of tropical wet wooded area in crucial the US. It varieties a part of what's popularly often called the Maya wooded area. Battered via hurricanes over hundreds of thousands of years, occupied by way of the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this surroundings has confirmed its extraordinary ecological resilience via its endured life into the twenty-first century. regardless of its historical past of disturbance, or perhaps partially as a result of it, the Maya wooded area is ranked as a big nearby biodiversity scorching spot and gives the various final local habitats for endangered species comparable to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.
A ordinary background of Belize provides for the 1st time a close portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya wooded area, and Belize extra greatly, in a layout obtainable to a well-liked viewers. it's dependent partially at the examine findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas learn Station within the Chiquibul wooded area. The publication is exclusive in demystifying some of the gigantic medical debates concerning rainforests. those contain "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do wildlife evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" via targeting the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this ebook illustrates how technological know-how has solved a few of the riddles that when puzzled the likes of Charles Darwin, and likewise exhibits the way it may also help us in coping with our planet and wooded area assets correctly within the future.
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A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) by Samuel Bridgewater