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Belize: Reefs, Ruins & Rainforests

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time Among the Maya, Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico

CAM84
Ronald Wright
Grove Press
2000
464
0802137288
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Wright combines journalism, archaeology and an ear for dialogue in this engaging account of travels among the contemporary Maya.
$16.00

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

Travelers' Tales Central America

CAM96
Larry Habegger (Editor), Natanya Pearlman (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2001
277
1885211740
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Organized thematically with contributions set in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, this collection of eyewitness reports includes Joan Didion, P.J. O'Rourke and Paul Theroux.
$17.95

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

The New Neotropical Companion

GPS11
J.C. Kricher, Mark Plotkin (Introduction)
Princeton University Press
2017
448
0691115257
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
From plants and animals to birds and bugs, it's all here in this wonderfully written overview of the ecology, habitats, plants and animals of Central and South America. A revised second edition.
$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

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

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

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

For Kids

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World

FST04
Kathryn Lasky, Christopher Knight (Photographer)
Gulliver
1997
48
0152008977
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A tropical botanist and her sons climb among the ropes and walkways of a rainforest canopy in this photographic odyssey. For ages 9-12.
$9.99

Eyewitness Jungle

FST06
Theresa Greenaway, Geoff Dann (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2009
63
0756645441
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Geared for ages 9 to 12, the hundreds of eye-popping photographs of birds, monkeys, towering trees, orchids and all manner of rainforest life will also appeal to the whole family.
$16.99

Popol Vuh

MYA28
Victor Montejo, Luis Garay (Illustrator)
Douglas & McIntyre
2009
85
0888999216
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Children will thrill to the tale of the fateful ball game between the underworld gods and the Hero Twins (and parents will appreciate the commentary on the conquering Spaniards) in this marvelous retelling of the sacred Maya text.
$14.95

More Books

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide

GPS12
L.H. Emmons
University of Chicago Press
1997
298
0226207218
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South America features 29 color plates of more than 200 species.
$49.00

Reef Fish Identification Caribbean

DIV03
Paul Humann
New World Publications
2014
548
1878348574
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This definitive guide for underwater enthusiasts features 670 stunning color photographs of all the fishes of the tropical Atlantic. Now in its fourth edition.
$44.95

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean

DIV18
Paddy Ryan
University of Hawaii Press
1994
184
0824816056
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
$21.99

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

Insight Guide Belize

BLZ02
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
341
1780058349
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A profusely illustrated overview of Belize, featuring concise essays by well regarded authors on natural history and culture, hundreds of photos and maps, and some limited practical information.
$21.99

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Caribbean

DIV11
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
2000
LB-1100
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 75 reef fish of the Caribbean.
$7.50

Rainforest Remedies: One Hundred Healing Herbs of Belize

BLZ10
Michael J. Balick, Rosita Arvigo
Lotus Light Publications
1993
255
0914955136
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
100 traditional herbs of Belize along with the culture and lore surrounding their use.
$17.95

Mammals of Belize

BLZ14
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
2001
28
189475400X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized guide to 64 of the larger and most commonly encountered mammals of Belize, each with a full color illustration, paw print and description.
$6.00

Lonely Planet Belize

BLZ18
Carolyn Miller
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
320
1786571102
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide in the popular series.
$21.99

Jungle of the Maya

MYA51
Douglas Goodell (Photographer), Jerry Barrack (Photographer), Jim Wright, Archie Carr (Introduction)
University of Texas Press
2006
152
0292714122
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A handsome survey of the wildlife and habitats of the Selva Maya, the tropical forest that spreads through Belize, Guatemala and the Yucatan.
$34.95

Belize Field Guide, Butterflies

BLZ19
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2002
1888538317
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting 60 species of spectacular butterflies.
$7.25

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

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