by Thor Janson (Author)
Thor Janson has spent over twenty years crisscrossing Central America photographing its animals and plants. He has written several books about the region, known today as the Mayan World, which includes southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. His pictures of animals are impressive. He has been known to sit for days in one spot in the jungle waiting for the chance to photograph a rare bird or animals. His travels also include extended stays in all of the area's national parks where he and his white camper are well known.
Take a photographic safari through the Mayan World where you will learn about some of the Earth's mos beautiful and exotic plants and animals. Here are photographs with descriptions of wildflowers, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals. Also included is detailed information of the region's national parks, how to get there, where to stay, and the most interesting sites to visit in each.
From the Publisher
Maya Nature: An introduction to the ecosystems, plants and animals of the Mayan World contains 196 color photographs of the flowers, birds, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, and mammals found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Many are on the endangered species list. Also included are maps and breathtaking scenic views. The photographer, Thor Janson, has taken almost impossible shots of various animals. He also wrote the text that accompanies the photographs. From his clear writing, we understand his ideas behind photographing these creatures. His main theme is ecology and how to save the planet earth.
Descriptions of the national parks and reserves in the five countries are included at the end of the book, with explanations of the area, location and accommodations. This unique feature of the book offers information difficult to find in one place.
Maya Nature is interesting because of the information it contains but is also useful as a reference for students of biology and the natural sciences.
Paperback: 128 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches