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Wild Caribbean : the hidden wonders of the world's most famous islands

Author: Michael Bright
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In our minds the Caribbean is the embodiment of Paradise. We need only close our eyes to see clearly the sparkling turquoise waters, white beaches, and lush tropical forests. Yet hidden just beyond this familiar scene is another world--the wild Caribbean, where attentive travelers may encounter butterflies with see-through wings or colorful bird colonies, prehistoric iguanas or silver waterfalls, smoking volcanoes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bright
ISBN: 9780300125498 0300125496
OCLC Number: 154689041
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Finding paradise --
Cuba --
Greater Antilles --
Leeward Islands --
Windward Islands --
Southern Caribbean --
Western Caribbean --
Outer Caribbean.
Responsibility: Michael Bright.
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In our minds the Caribbean is the embodiment of Paradise. We need only close our eyes to see clearly the sparkling turquoise waters, white beaches, and lush tropical forests. Yet hidden just beyond this familiar scene is another world--the wild Caribbean, where attentive travelers may encounter butterflies with see-through wings or colorful bird colonies, prehistoric iguanas or silver waterfalls, smoking volcanoes or secret orchids in the forest. This book is a gorgeously illustrated exploration and celebration of the wildlife and wild places of the Caribbean. It encompasses all the principal islands as well as the mainland areas bordering the Sea, and its Gazetteer is crammed with useful tips to help travelers choose locations to visit and the best time of year to do so. The book introduces diverse natural habitats--reefs; white, pink, and black sand beaches; underground caverns; mangroves; salt ponds; desert islands, bubbling sulfur springs; and more--and offers rare insights into the amazingly varied animals and plants of the wild Caribbean. Combining practical travel information with fascinating scientific facts, Wild Caribbean reveals a natural world more magical than we could have imagined. Active travelers and armchair tourists alike will find the volume irresistible. - A companion volume to the four-part television series appearing on the Travel Channel.

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