Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands
In our minds the Caribbean is the embodiment of paradise u crystal blue waters, magical coral reefs and lush tropical forests. Yet behind its tranquil beauty, the Caribbean conceals many dark and mysterious secrets. Its volcanic nature u both destructive and creative, powerful hurricanes and tidal waves, and its rich cultural past have all left their marks, carved into the character of the individual islands. Beautiful photography brings the islands to life in this book: fluorescent hummingbirds buzz past, scarlet ibis fill the sky, fearsome Cuban crocodiles patrol the waters and 70,000 flamingos dance in an unrivalled wildlife spectacle. The Caribbean is an area we may feel we know, but even today it is still a place of wonder and discovery, with new locations and remarkable stories to explore.
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Wild Caribbean: the hidden wonders of the world's most famous islandsUser Review - Book Verdict
Prolific nature writer Bright (1001 Natural Wonders; The Private Life of Sharks ) has done it again with a beautiful photograph-laden book displaying the natural highlights of the Caribbean, including reefs, underground caverns, waterfalls, volcanoes, rain forests, and more. Surveying each of the islands, he eloquently describes their awe-inspiring beauty and unique wildlife; each profile includes a color photograph, which evokes the feeling of being on site. The Latin nomenclature may bewilder some readers, but the common name of the plant or animal is also given. A gazetteer details places to visit and the best time of year for travel. As this book will accompany a four-part television series to air this fall on the Travel Channel, there is sure to be demand. Highly recommended for all public library natural history and travel collections.-Joyce Tallman, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Cleveland
Review: Wild Caribbean: The hidden wonders of the world's most famous islands.User Review - Goodreads
Pretty good book, highlights the Caribbean's natural environment, I'll recommend it to anyone wishing to increase thier knowledge of the Caribbean islands...