Barro Colorado Island

Barro Colorado Island

Edited by 

List price: US$41.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Barro Colorado Island (BCI) is located in the man-made Gatun Lake in the middle of the Panama Canal. The island was formed when the waters of the Chagres River were dammed to form the lake. When the waters rose, they covered a significant part of the existing rainforest, and the hilltops remained as islands in the middle of the lake. It has an area of 15.6 km2 (6 square miles).The island was set aside as a nature reserve on April 17, 1923 by the U.S. Government.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135932764
  • 9786135932768