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

By Samuel Bridgewater

Belize's Chiquibul woodland is among the greatest last expanses of tropical wet woodland in primary the United States. It types a part of what's popularly referred to as the Maya woodland. Battered via hurricanes over hundreds of thousands of years, occupied through the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this surroundings has proven its notable ecological resilience via its endured lifestyles into the twenty-first century. regardless of its historical past of disturbance, or even partly due to it, the Maya wooded area is ranked as an enormous neighborhood biodiversity sizzling spot and gives many of the final local habitats for endangered species reminiscent of the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A common heritage of Belize offers for the 1st time a close portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya wooded area, and Belize extra commonly, in a structure obtainable to a well-liked viewers. it truly is established partially at the learn findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas learn Station within the Chiquibul woodland. The publication is exclusive in demystifying a few of the gigantic clinical debates on the topic of rainforests. those contain "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do natural world evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" by means of concentrating on the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this ebook illustrates how technology has solved a few of the riddles that after at a loss for words the likes of Charles Darwin, and in addition exhibits the way it might help us in coping with our planet and woodland assets correctly within the future.

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