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Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the…

Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands

by Michael Bright

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In our minds the Caribbean is the embodiment of paradise - 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 - 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 provides a cross-section of the area's hidden natural treasures. Spanning the Greater Antilles to the shores of Central America, it highlights the geographical phenomena - both destructive and creative - that have carved each unique island." "Each chapter reveals distinct and magical habitats to whet the appetites of aspirational travellers. And if you want to make the dream a reality, a gazetteer section at the back is crammed with useful tips, visitor information and tons of adventurous ideas whether it's rock-climbing through the Mogotes, turtle watching at Cayman Brac, hiking through boiling lakes to the Valley of Desolation or snorkelling at night through waters lit by plankton bioluminescence."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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