GALAPAGOS: A Natural History

Paperback | June 30, 1994

byMichael H. Jackson

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Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galápagos 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 Galápagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galápagos 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.

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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 s...

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Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galápagos 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 Galápagos Islands. Management and conservation ...

M.H. Jackson has worked in the Galápagos Islands as a naturalist guide and has done research and led tours to the islands for various organizations. He is now teaching sciences at St. Michael's University School, Victoria, B.C. His wife, Monica, prepared many of the drawings and maps for this book.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 23 inPublished:June 30, 1994Publisher:University of Calgary PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1895176409

ISBN - 13:9781895176407

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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.

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"Jackson tells delightful little stories through this unusual natural history guide. This is unusual because it's so uplifting. The Galápagos Islands are a place of wonder, with such rich, abundant wildlife and natural history that readers will yearn to experience them first-hand and not just through a book. But this guide will do for a start. [Here] is the kind of book that belongs in every nature lover's library." -- Margaret Mironiwicz, The Globe and Mail "The book is more than a simple guide, it contains information gleaned from the extensive literature existing on the Galápagos Islands, combining it with first-hand experience of the author, who worked in the archipelago as a naturalist guide and as a zoologist." -- Marinus Hoogmoed