Belize, Travellers’ Wildlife Guides
An all-around field guide featuring color illustrations of 200 birds, 50 mammals, 150 coral reef creatures and 80 reptiles and amphibians.
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.
Belize Field Guide
Mammals, amphibians, and reptiles are all included in this 14-panel, fold-up pocket field guide.
Belize Marine Life
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.
This fold-up, laminated card in the Pocket Naturalist series features color drawings and short descriptions of fishes, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals common to Belize.
Reef Fish Identification Caribbean
This definitive guide for underwater enthusiasts features 670 stunning color photographs of all the fishes of the tropical Atlantic.
Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life
Humann's compact guide illustrates Caribbean fishes, corals, invertebrates and plants commonly encountered in shallower water.
Birds of Tropical America
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.
Belize Adventure Map
MAPA 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.
Moon Handbook Belize
Chicki Mallan & Josh Berman
With a chapter on Tikal, photographs, sketch maps, and good recommendations on where to go and what to do by ex-resident Berman.
Insight Guide Belize
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.
Lonely Planet Belize
A practical, comprehensive guide in the popular series.
Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Belize
This guide to diving and dive sites throughout Belize includes maps, driving directions and safety information, along with descriptions of marine wildlife, diving techniques and nearby attractions.
Footprint Diving the World
Beth Tierney & Shaun Tierney
This beautifully illustrated guide covers 220 favorite dive sites in Australia and the Pacific, Central America, the Red Sea, East Africa, Thailand, Indonesia and the South Pacific. Includes a planning guide and practical diving tips.
A Natural History of Belize
Presenting the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the tropical forest of Belize.
Adrian Forsyth & Ken Miyata
A lucid portrait of the tropics as seen by two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists. Its 17 marvelous essays introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforest.
The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird
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.
HISTORY & CULTURE
Maya Art and Architecture
Mary Ellen Miller
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 Maya artistic influence. With 200 illustrations, 50 in color, including site plans, maps, strikingly rendered reconstructions and color photographs of key temples and buildings.
A Brief History of Central America
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.
Belize in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture
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.
The eighth edition of Coe’s clear, concise and authoritative, illustrated survey of the Maya.
Popol Vuh, The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life
The definitive, unabridged collection of creation myths and stories of the Quiche people, fundamental to understanding the worldview of the highland Maya.