Guide Books

Focus on different aspects of Belize’s natural and cultural heritage. The concise full colour guides are written by experts and are useful not only to those visiting Belize but also to Belizeans wishing to know more about their own country.

A Rainbow of Colours

A Rainbow of Colours, A Guide to the Flowers of Belize
Author: Irene Keesmaat

Paperback – 30 pages
1st Edition – April 2011
ISBN: 978-976-8161-34-5

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Irene Keesmat’s research and photos of taken during her travels to Belize create a true rainbow of colours. Gardeners and travellers to Belize will find this guide to Belize’s tropical flowers a useful tool in identifying the flora of Belize. Keesmat says, “Behind each flower, there is an interesting story,” and in this book she shares information on the origins of many of the flowers’ names and their uses for healing both body and spirit.

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Maya Cities and Sacred Caves

Maya Cities and Sacred Caves, A Guide to the Maya Sites of Belize
Author: Jaime Awe

Paperback – 104 pages
2nd Edition – 2009 (1st Edition January 2006)
ISBN: 978-976-816-110-9

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Maya Cities and Sacred Caves is an up-to-date guide to the Maya sites of Belize. Written by Dr. Jaime Awe, director of the Institute of Archeology. The beautifully illustrated book is full of historical and cultural insights into the Maya, The remains of their amazing civilization can be seen in the pyramid temples, hieroglyphics carved in stone and ritual caves, dating from 2000 BC. This book reveals the latest archeological research and stunning photographs of the sites and the sacred objects found within tombs, chambers and caves. Cover photograph by Jaime Awe

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A Guide to the Orchids of Belize

A Guide to the Orchids of Belize
Author: Brendan Sayers and Brett Adams

Paperback – 152 pages
1st Edition – June 2009
ISBN: 978-976-816-132-1

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This definitive illustrated guide to the orchids of Belize was published by Cubola for the Belize Botanic Gardens. The garden was established in 1997 and its mission is “to protect the floral biodiversity of Belize and to serve as an information resource for the local and international community, government, industry and the scientific community.”

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