GalÃ¡pagos: The Islands That Changed the World describes how tragedy and murderous pirates curtailed settlement of the islands and how the islandsâ pristine nature, spectacular geology, and defining isolation inspired Darwinâs ideas about evolution. The book explores the diverse land and marine habitats that shelter GalÃ¡pagos species and considers the islandsâ importance today as a frontier for science and a refuge for true wilderness.
The bookâs extensive gazetteer provides details about endemic plants and animals as well as travel advice about visitorsâ 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.
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