Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 336 pages, 9 × 6 × 23 in
Published: June 30, 1994
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1895176409
ISBN - 13: 9781895176407
About the Book
Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galapagos were sold. An attractive and comprehensive guidebook, this work has been completely revised and updated by the author. The reader will find an easy-to-use text which details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galapagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galapagos National Park is discussed, and visitor information and notes about the various tourist sites are given. An index and checklist of plants and animals with page references and a glossary of technical terms are provided. New photographs have been added.
From the Publisher
The text details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galapagos Islands. Accented with numerous illustrations, it also provides an annotated list of the dominant plants according to vegetation zone. The discussion covers the problems of colonization by founding populations, biological evolution and ecology, and the evolutionary processes bringing about species diversity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From Our Editors
An attractive and comprehensive guidebook, Galápagos: A Natural History details the natural history of the plants and animals found on the islands made famous by Darwin's historic voyages of the 19th century. More than 300 colour and black-and-white photos illustrate the conservation efforts of the Galápagos National Park and tourist sites on the islands. A cross-referenced index, a flora and fauna checklist and glossary of technical terms are included.