Download e-book for kindle: A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie by Samuel Bridgewater

By Samuel Bridgewater

ISBN-10: 0292726716

ISBN-13: 9780292726710

Belize's Chiquibul woodland is without doubt one of the biggest final expanses of tropical wet wooded area in primary the United States. It varieties a part of what's popularly referred to as the Maya wooded area. Battered via hurricanes over thousands of years, occupied via the Maya for hundreds of thousands of years, and logged for centuries, this atmosphere has confirmed its notable ecological resilience via its persevered life into the twenty-first century. regardless of its background of disturbance, or even partly due to it, the Maya woodland is ranked as a big local biodiversity scorching spot and offers the various final neighborhood habitats for endangered species comparable to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A traditional historical past of Belize provides for the 1st time an in depth portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya woodland, and Belize extra generally, in a structure obtainable to a well-liked viewers. it's dependent partially at the study findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas study Station within the Chiquibul wooded area. The booklet is exclusive in demystifying a few of the gigantic medical debates concerning rainforests. those comprise "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do wildlife evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" via concentrating on the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this ebook illustrates how technological know-how has solved a few of the riddles that after confused the likes of Charles Darwin, and likewise indicates the way it may also help us in handling our planet and wooded area assets correctly within the future.

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