Suggested Reading List
Three Volume Set: The Reef Set: Reef Fish, Reef Creature, and Reef Coral (3 Volumes)
Author: Paul Humann, Ned Deloach
Description: Highly Recommended as the best guide to reef fish id in the region. Three books in one slipcase. Copies of: Reef Fish Identification: Florida, Caribbean & Bahamas ; (3rd Edition); Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean & Bahamas (3rd Edition) and Reef Coral Identification: Florida, Caribbean & Bahamas (3rd Edition) packaged in a beautifully printed shelf case. As of November 1, 2013 it now includes new editions of both Reef Creature and Reef Coral.
Belize (Insight Guides)
Author: Insight Guides
Description: Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel series, capture the unique character of each destination's culture with a perspective only an insider can provide. Picturesque, romantic, historic or exotic, Insight covers the world's most popular destinations.
Author: Alex Robinson
Description: From mountainous, tropical rainforests with abundant wildlife to fertile subtropical foothills and bird-filled coastal wetlands and beautiful beaches, Belize is an extraordinary and fascinating country to explore. Whether you want to enjoy world-class diving, snorkeling and sport fishing, ancient Mayan ruins or endless bird-watching opportunities, this brand new Footprint Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of this diverse and unique country including amazing cultural insights, all the best places to eat, drink and sleep, detailed advice on how to get around and how to experience the most from the adventure activities on offer.
Belize, Adventures in Nature
Author: Richard Mahler
Belize: A Natural Destination
Author: Richard Mahler, Steele Wotkyns, Kevin Schafer
Description: Featuring all-new material on Mayan ruins, diving, snorkeling, fishing, river trips, and nature tours, the latest edition of Belize: A Natural Destination remains "the best guide to both practical and historical information" (Outside). 55 photos, 20 in color. 40 line drawings. 10 maps.
Corals of the World
Author: Elizabeth Wood
Divers and Snorkelers Guide to Fishes and Sea Life of the Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas and Bermuda
Author: F. Joseph Stokes
Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Belize
Author: Franz O. Meyer
Fishes of the Continental Waters of Belize
Author: David W. Greenfield, Jamie E. Thomerson
Description: This volume provides taxonomic keys and descriptions for 118 fish species recorded in Belize: 3 families and 6 species of exclusively freshwater fishes, 5 families and 35 species of brackishwater fishes with some salt tolerance, and 30 families and 77 species of marine fishes. Additional contents include 213 drawings, 72 maps, and extensive historical, biological, and distributional data of fish species, as well as a discussion of the region’s geology.
Because of Belize’s geology and location, this guide is broadly representative of Central American fish fauna in general, and it will be useful to students and scholars of tropical and marine biology, sportfishing and diving enthusiasts, aquariasts, and tropical fish hobbyists everywhere.
Author: Vicki Pearse
Description: Living Invertebrates" is an introduction to the invertebrates for students and for anyone who seeks more familiarity with the diversity of animal life on earth. It provides a complete and balanced coverage of the groups of invertebrates written in readable language, with the minimum of technical detail. The authors have selected observations and experiments that illustrate important methods, approaches and principles. In particular they have chosen material that illuminates the functional morphology, ecology and natural history of the phyla, in such a way as to bring out the inherent interest in each group. The many photographs, a large number of which have never before been published, provide an approach to the shapes, textures and aspects of invertebrates that cannot properly be communicated through words or drawings.
Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Belize
Author: Tim Rock
Description: The world's second-longest barrier reef, three of the Western Hemisphere's four coral atolls, more than 400 fish species and a host of invertebrates sheltering in warm Caribbean waters make Belize an irresistible destination for divers and snorkelers alike. This guide will introduce you to the wonders both underwater and topside that have earned the country its reputation as an ecotourism hotspot.
In This Guide:
Detailed dive information to 82 sites
Full-color photos throughout
Easy-to-read maps of dive regions
Travel logistics and topside attractions
Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas
Author: Paul Humann, Ned Deloach
Description: This field guide illustrates all the fish, corals, invertebrates and plants you are most likely to encounter in less than 15 feet of water in the Caribbean. Humann's photographs are excellent for identification purposes - and the handy size makes it perfect to take along in the boat or to the beach.
The Living Ocean: Understanding and Protecting Marine Biodiversity
Author: Boyce Thorne-Miller, Sylvia Earle
Description: The importance of biodiversity to planetary health and even human survival is now undisputed, yet little information exists about the importance of marine biodiversity. The world's oceans are exploited and used as dumping grounds with disastrous consequences for marine ecosystems and global biodiversity generally. This updated and revised edition offers a look at the condition of our oceans and provides an accessible explanation of marine biological diversity and the threats facing it. All varieties of marine ecosystems are discussed and practical, workable suggestions are provided for their protection. The book is intended as a tool for environmentalists, policymakers and all those concerned with the conservation of our marine environments.
The New Key to Belize
Author: Stacy Ritz
The Rough Guide to Belize
Author: Peter Eltringham
Description: "The Rough Guide to Belize" is the ultimate travel guide to this unique country, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions, from the beautiful, sun-washed cayes to the soaring Mayan pyramids. Discover Belize's highlights with stunning photography and extensive information on everything from the country's magnificent Barrier Reef - the longest in the Western Hemisphere - to its mist-shrouded jungles. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Belize, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best resorts, hotels, spas, and restaurants for all budgets. "The Rough Guide to Belize" also features two full-color sections featuring Belize's splendid underwater life, plus its ancient Mayan pyramids and sites. Explore every corner of Belize with more user-friendly maps than any other guidebook. Make the most of your time on Earth with "The Rough Guide to Belize".