By Samuel Bridgewater

ISBN-10: 0292726716

ISBN-13: 9780292726710

Belize's Chiquibul woodland is without doubt one of the biggest last expanses of tropical wet wooded area in relevant the US. It types a part of what's popularly often called the Maya woodland. Battered by means of hurricanes over hundreds of thousands of years, occupied by way of the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this environment has proven its striking 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 neighborhood biodiversity sizzling spot and offers a few of the final local habitats for endangered species comparable to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A traditional background of Belize offers for the 1st time a close portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya woodland, and Belize extra extensively, in a structure available to a favored viewers. it's established partially at the study findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas study Station within the Chiquibul woodland. The booklet is exclusive in demystifying a number of the significant medical debates relating to rainforests. those contain "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do wildlife evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" by way of concentrating on the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this ebook illustrates how technological know-how has solved many of the riddles that when confused the likes of Charles Darwin, and in addition indicates the way it might help us in coping with our planet and woodland assets properly sooner or later.

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