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

By Samuel Bridgewater

Belize's Chiquibul woodland is among the greatest closing expanses of tropical wet wooded area in imperative the US. It types 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 atmosphere has validated its extraordinary ecological resilience via its endured lifestyles into the twenty-first century. regardless of its heritage of disturbance, or even partly due to it, the Maya wooded area is ranked as a huge local biodiversity scorching spot and offers a number of the final local habitats for endangered species akin to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A ordinary 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 obtainable to a well-liked viewers. it's dependent partly at the examine findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas examine Station within the Chiquibul woodland. The booklet is exclusive in demystifying a number of the sizeable medical debates regarding rainforests. those comprise "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do natural world evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" by means of targeting the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this ebook illustrates how technology has solved a few of the riddles that after confused the likes of Charles Darwin, and in addition indicates the way it may help us in dealing with our planet and wooded area assets properly within the future.

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