A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie Herring Hooks)

A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie Herring Hooks)

Samuel Bridgewater


Belize's Chiquibul wooded area is without doubt one of the greatest ultimate expanses of tropical wet wooded area in important the USA. It types a part of what's popularly often called the Maya woodland. Battered by way of hurricanes over hundreds of thousands of years, occupied by way of the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this surroundings has verified its outstanding 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 immense neighborhood biodiversity sizzling spot and gives the various final local habitats for endangered species similar to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A normal heritage of Belize offers for the 1st time an in depth portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya wooded area, and Belize extra widely, in a layout obtainable to a favored viewers. it's established partly at the learn findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas study Station within the Chiquibul woodland. The publication is exclusive in demystifying a few of the immense clinical debates with regards to rainforests. those contain "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do natural world evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" by way of targeting the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this publication illustrates how technological know-how has solved a number of the riddles that after at a loss for words the likes of Charles Darwin, and in addition exhibits the way it will help us in dealing with our planet and wooded area assets properly within the future.

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