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Belize

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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How to Cook a Tapir

BLZ22
Joan Fry
University of Nebraska Press
2012
296
0803243618
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The coming-of-age memoir by Joan Fry, a young newlywed, who moves with her anthropologist husband to the jungles of Belize. Her introspective account is interwoven with stories, portraits of locals and traditional recipes.
$16.95

Tropical Nature

GPS13
Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Scribner
1984
248
0684187108
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
$16.00

Belize, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

BLZ04
Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
440
1566565685
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An all-around field guide featuring color illustrations of 200 birds, 50 mammals, 150 coral reef creatures and 80 reptiles and amphibians.
$29.95

Moon Handbook Belize

BLZ05
Chicki Mallan, Josh Berman
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
400
1631211471
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A superb travel guide, featuring a chapter on Tikal, photographs, sketch maps and recommendations on where to go and what to do.
$19.99

Belize Adventure Map

CAM21
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
1566954681
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A travel map of Belize, bordering Guatemala, at a scale of 1:400,000 showing all the national parks, including Tikal, and good topographical relief. Features an inset of Belize City.
$11.95

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

A Brief History of Central America

CAM49
Hector Perez-Brignoll
University of California Press
1989
223
0520068327
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A good overview of the region’s economic, political and social history through the 1980s by a professor at the University of Costa Rica. Well-written, informative and concise.
$29.95

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan: Volume One

MYA33
John Lloyd Stephens
Dover Publications
1969
396
048622404X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The first volume of Stephens' 1841 account, an instant bestseller and still an excellent introduction to the people, culture and archaeology of Central America. It follows Stephens through Belize and Guatemala, with several chapters on Copan. With 127 engravings by Frederick Catherwood. We also carry Volume Two. ($14.95, Item MYA05)
$17.95

Maya Art and Architecture

MYA20
Mary Ellen Miller
Thames & Hudson
2014
256
0500204225
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of the art and architecture of the Maya, making use of the latest discoveries at Tikal, Copan and Palenque to demonstrate the range of Mayan artistic influence. Revised and updated, this new edition includes color illustrations throughout.
$20.95

The Maya

MYA10
Stephen Houston, Michael Coe
Thames & Hudson
2015
320
0500291888
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Coe's clear, concise, illustrated survey of the Maya highlights their chronology, accomplishments and legacy. Ninth edition.
$26.95

Life in the Treetops, Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology

AMZ57
Margaret Lowman
Yale University Press
2000
219
0300084641
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The sprightly memoir of an ecologist who climbs, studies and sleeps in trees for a living, balancing multiple roles of scientist, wife and mom. Margaret Lowman, a pioneer in the ecology of forest tree canopies, continues her story in a second memoir (written with her now-grown sons).
$13.95

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird

BLZ20
Bruce Barcott
Random House
2009
336
0812973135
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The gripping tale of Sharon Matola's six-year campaign to stop a dam that would flood the forest home of Belize's last scarlet macaws.
$17.00

Ghost Lights

BLZ24
Lydia Millet
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
256
0393081710
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In Millet's anticipated follow-up to How the Dead Dream, a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat follows a runaway millionaire into the surreal tropical jungle. The prose has a lovely stillness and has been hailed as a haunting, mesmerizing novel of ideas.
$15.95

Popol Vuh, The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life

MYA14
Dennis Tedlock (Editor)
Touchstone
1996
327
0684818450
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The definitive, unabridged collection of creation myths and stories of the Quiche people, fundamental to understanding the worldview of the highland Maya.
$16.99

The Festival of San Joaquin

BLZ25
Zee Edgell
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
187
0230029914
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set among the mestizo of rural Belize, this novel by Belize's first writer to gain international attention gives a moving portrait of peasant life.
$12.00

A Natural History of Belize

BLZ29
Samuel Bridgewater
University of Texas Press
2012
400
0292726716
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Presenting the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of both the tropical Chiquibul Forest (also known as the Maya Forest) and Belize in its entirety.
$45.00

Birds of Tropical America

CAM39
Steven Hilty
University of Texas Press
2005
312
0292706731
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An ornithologist and veteran leader of birding expeditions, Hilty serves up short essays on how to find and better appreciate the dizzying variety of neotropical birds, their habits and habitats, diversity and distribution in this well-loved book.
$29.95

Jaguar, One Man's Struggle to Establish the World's First Jaguar Preserve

BLZ11
Alan Rabinowitz
Island Press
2000
378
1559638028
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this vivid portrait of conservation in Central America, Rabinowitz weaves personal tales of his own research and adventures with a chronicle of his successful efforts to establish a jaguar reserve in Belize.
$35.00

Belize Birds

BLZ27
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2011
1888538562
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy field guide to the feathered friends of Belize is a 14-panel, full-color reference. The illustrations were created by British naturalists Robert Dean and Mark Wainright.
$8.50

Birds of Belize

BLZ16
H. Lee Jones, Dana Gardner (Illustrator)
University of Texas Press
2003
317
0292701640
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A complete guide to the birds of Belize, 573 species in all, featuring 56 color plates and 234 range maps.
$34.95

Reefcomber's Guide, Caribbean

DIV46
Idaz Greenberg
Seahawk Press
1982
LB-1101
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This double-sided laminated card depicts fish, corals and other invertebrates of the Caribbean.
$7.50

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life

DIV02
Paul Humann
New World Publications
1995
80
1878348108
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Humann's compact guide illustrates Caribbean fishes, corals, invertebrates and plants commonly encountered in shallower water.
$14.95

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes

FG24
C. Lavett Smith
Alfred Knopf
1997
720
067944601X
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A photographic guide to coral reef fishes found in the Caribbean, Florida, the Bahamas and Bermuda.
$25.95

Belize in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

BLZ13
Ian Peedle
Interlink Publishing Group
1999
100
1566562848
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, authoritative guide to the history, cultural heritage, politics and economy of Belize. With maps, photographs and some travel information, it's an excellent synopsis from an unabashedly left-leaning perspective, strong on facts.
$12.95

Belize Field Guide

BLZ26
Rainforest Publications (Illustrator)
Rainforest Publications
2011
1888538899
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Mammals, amphibians, and reptiles are all included in this 14-panel, fold-up pocket field guide
$8.50

Belize Marine Life

BLZ28
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2015
1888538112
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy guide to the ocean life around Belize is a 14-panel, full-color reference. Includes illustrations for reef fish, marine mammals, sport fish, and sea turtles.
$8.50