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Recommended Reading List for Belize Travel

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GENERAL

Diving & Snorkeling Belize: 4th Edition, Tim Rock, Lonely Planet

Guatemala Belize Map, Rough Guides, ROUGH GUIDES 
1:250000 Travel Map Belize

Adapter Kit: Belize: A Traveler's Tools for Living Like a Local, Lan Sluder, Avalon Travel Publishing

Insight Guide Belize Huw Hennessy July

Belize: Reefs, Rainforests, and Mayan Ruins  Dick Lutz

 

POLITICS & CULTURE

Belize in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture, Ian Peedle, Interlink Publishing 
Understanding Belize: A Historical Guide, Alan Twigg 

The Making of Belize: Globalization in the Margins, Anne Sutherland, Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated 

Timber, Tourists & Temples: Conservation & Development in the Maya Forest of Belize, Richard B. Primack, Island Press 

 

MAYA CULTURE

The Ancient Maya: New Perspectives, Heather McKillop

Belize: A Concise History,  P.B.A Thomson

Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico, Ronald Wright

The Popol Vuh: The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kiches of Central America, Lewis Spence & Paul Tice

Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya,  Victor Montejo, Luis Garay & David Unger

 

ARCHEOLOGY & HISTORY OF BELIZE

In the Realm of Nachan Kan: Postclassic Maya Archaeology at Laguna De On, Belize. Marilyn A Masson, University Press Of Colorado 

An Archaeological Guide to Northern Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, & El Salvador,  Joyce Kelly, University of Oklahoma 

 

KAYAKING 

Basic Essentials: Sit-on-Top Kayaking, Shelley Johnson, The Globe Pequot Press

Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring, John Dowd

The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking, Derek C. Hutchinson, A & C Black 

Paddling with Kids: AMC Essential Handbook for Fun and Safe Paddling, Bruce Lessels & Karen Bloom, The Globe Pequot

 

FLORA & FAUNA

Orchids Of Guatemala And Belize, Oakes Ames, Dover Publications, Incorporated 

A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Maya World: The Lowlands of Mexico, Northern Guatemala, and Belize, Julian C. LeeCornell University Press 

A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics, 2nd Edition, John Kricher 

An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, & Ecosystems of the New World Tropics, John Kricher

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide, Second Edition, Louise H. Emmons

Jaguar: One Man's Stuggle to Estalish the World's First Jaguar Preserve, Alan Rabinowitz

Belize & Northern Guatemala: Traveller's Wildlife Guides. Les Beletsky

Bird of Belize, H. Lee Jones

 

MANGROVES & CORAL REEFS


The Biology of Mangroves, Peter J. Hogarth, Oxford University Press Uk 

Coral Reefs, Sylvia Earle, Simon & Schuster 

Living Mirrors: Coral Reefs of the World, Jack Stephens, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Powerhouse Books 

World Atlas Of Coral Reefs, Mark Spalding, University Of California Press