A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie - download pdf or read online

By Samuel Bridgewater

ISBN-10: 0292726716

ISBN-13: 9780292726710

Belize's Chiquibul woodland is among the biggest final expanses of tropical wet woodland in valuable the US. It varieties a part of what's popularly referred to as the Maya wooded area. Battered by way of hurricanes over thousands of years, occupied by means of the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this atmosphere has verified its outstanding ecological resilience via its persevered lifestyles into the twenty-first century. regardless of its historical past of disturbance, or perhaps partially due to it, the Maya woodland is ranked as an immense neighborhood biodiversity scorching 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 usual historical past 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 layout obtainable to a favored viewers. it really is established partially at the learn findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas study Station within the Chiquibul wooded area. The booklet is exclusive in demystifying the various tremendous clinical debates relating to rainforests. those comprise "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do wildlife evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" by means of targeting the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this publication illustrates how technology has solved the various riddles that after puzzled 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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