A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie by Samuel Bridgewater

By Samuel Bridgewater

Belize's Chiquibul wooded area is without doubt one of the greatest last expanses of tropical wet wooded area in imperative the US. It kinds a part of what's popularly often called the Maya wooded area. Battered by means of hurricanes over thousands of years, occupied by way of the Maya for hundreds of thousands of years, and logged for centuries, this surroundings has verified its awesome ecological resilience via its persevered life into the twenty-first century. regardless of its historical past of disturbance, or perhaps partially due to it, the Maya wooded area is ranked as a tremendous neighborhood biodiversity sizzling spot and gives a number of the final nearby habitats for endangered species corresponding to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A traditional background of Belize offers for the 1st time a close portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya woodland, and Belize extra widely, in a structure available to a favored viewers. it really is established partially at the examine findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas examine Station within the Chiquibul woodland. The e-book is exclusive in demystifying a few of the mammoth medical debates regarding rainforests. those contain "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do wildlife evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" by way of concentrating on the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this publication illustrates how technological know-how has solved a few of the riddles that after puzzled the likes of Charles Darwin, and likewise indicates the way it will help us in coping with our planet and woodland assets properly within the future.

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