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By Samuel Bridgewater

ISBN-10: 0292726716

ISBN-13: 9780292726710

Belize's Chiquibul woodland is likely one of the greatest final expanses of tropical wet wooded area in vital the USA. It varieties a part of what's popularly often called the Maya wooded area. Battered by means of hurricanes over hundreds of thousands of years, occupied through the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this atmosphere has proven its amazing ecological resilience via its endured lifestyles into the twenty-first century. regardless of its background of disturbance, or even partly as a result of it, the Maya woodland is ranked as a massive nearby biodiversity scorching spot and offers many of the final local habitats for endangered species akin to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A traditional heritage of Belize provides 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 really is established partly at the examine findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas examine Station within the Chiquibul woodland. The e-book is exclusive in demystifying the various monstrous clinical debates regarding rainforests. those comprise "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do wildlife evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" through targeting the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this booklet illustrates how technology has solved the various riddles that when puzzled the likes of Charles Darwin, and in addition indicates the way it may help us in coping with our planet and wooded area assets correctly within the future.

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