New PDF release: A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie

By Samuel Bridgewater

Belize's Chiquibul wooded area is among the biggest final expanses of tropical wet wooded area in important the United States. It kinds a part of what's popularly referred to as the Maya woodland. Battered through hurricanes over thousands of years, occupied via the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this surroundings has validated its extraordinary ecological resilience via its endured lifestyles into the twenty-first century. regardless of its historical past of disturbance, or even partly as a result of it, the Maya woodland is ranked as a big nearby biodiversity scorching spot and offers a number of the final local habitats for endangered species equivalent to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A usual 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 layout available to a favored viewers. it truly is established partially at the examine findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas study Station within the Chiquibul wooded area. The e-book is exclusive in demystifying a number of the substantial clinical debates relating to rainforests. those comprise "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do natural world evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" by way of concentrating on the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this ebook illustrates how technology has solved the various riddles that after puzzled the likes of Charles Darwin, and likewise exhibits the way it may also help us in handling our planet and wooded area assets properly within the future.

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