By Samuel Bridgewater
Written for a well-liked viewers and richly illustrated, this booklet provides the 1st distinct portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of Belize, one of many earth's such a lot biologically profuse places.
Belize's Chiquibul woodland is without doubt one of the greatest ultimate expanses of tropical wet woodland in imperative the US. It varieties a part of what's popularly often called the Maya woodland. Battered through hurricanes over thousands of years, occupied through the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this environment has tested its amazing ecological resilience via its persisted lifestyles into the twenty-first century. regardless of its heritage of disturbance, or perhaps partly due to it, the Maya woodland is ranked as an enormous nearby biodiversity sizzling spot and gives the various final nearby habitats for endangered species similar to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.
A normal 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 largely, in a structure available to a favored viewers. it's dependent partially at the study findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas examine Station within the Chiquibul wooded area. The booklet is exclusive in demystifying the various immense clinical debates relating to rainforests. those contain "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 booklet illustrates how technological know-how has solved a few of the riddles that after puzzled the likes of Charles Darwin, and likewise exhibits the way it can help us in handling our planet and woodland assets properly within the future.
Published in organization with the usual historical past Museum, London.
99 colour photographs, 6 illustrations, three maps.