Galápagos: The Islands That Changed The World

February 28, 2007|
Galápagos: The Islands That Changed The World by Paul D. Stewart
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The first complete guide to the dramatic environment, the wild inhabitants, and the human history of the enchanting Galápagos

Rocky, fragile, beautiful, strange—the Galápagos archipelago is unlike any other place on earth. Its geology, its unique flora and fauna, and its striking role in human history intersect in surprising and dynamic ways. This book is the most wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated book available on the famous islands. Not since Darwin’s Naturalist’s Voyage has a book combined so much scientific and historic information with firsthand accounts that bring the Galápagos to life.
Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the World describes how tragedy and murderous pirates curtailed settlement of the islands and how the islands’ pristine nature, spectacular geology, and defining isolation inspired Darwin’s ideas about evolution. The book explores the diverse land and marine habitats that shelter Galápagos species and considers the islands’ importance today as a frontier for science and a refuge for true wilderness. The book’s extensive gazetteer provides details about endemic plants and animals as well as travel advice about visitors’ sites, diving, photography, when to go, and what to take. Vividly illustrated throughout, this guide is an indispensable reference for natural history enthusiasts, armchair travelers, and island visitors alike.
Paul D. Stewart has published extensively in leading science and conservation journals. He has produced and filmed many award-winning documentaries for the BBC''s Natural History Unit. Godfrey Merlen, a thirty-year resident of the Galápagos, works with the National Park Service and is director of the Wildaid Foundation. Patrick Morris ...
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Title:Galápagos: The Islands That Changed The World
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 9.69 X 7.38 X 0.69 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 9.69 X 7.38 X 0.69 in
Published:February 28, 2007
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300122305

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