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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Smithsonian Inst Pr
Publication date September 1, 2002
Pages 256
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781588340412
ISBN-10 1588340414
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.12 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $34.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Galápagos Islands are a paradise for birders, botanists, geologists, and snorkelers, with many islands still devoid of human habitation. As they lie more than 600 miles west of South America and were never connected to the mainland, almost all plant and animal life arrived here by chance. As Charles Darwin discovered, the evolution of plants and animals is more visible here than anywhere else on Earth. John Kricher, a renowned ecologist and Galápagos ecotour guide, presents a detailed natural history of this spectacular archipelago. He looks at the amazing diversity of life found here, from flamingos to penguins, and explains the fascinating geology of these remote islands. Throughout his narrative, Kricher weaves the intriguing history of evolutionary biology that is intimately connected with the islands, and describes Darwin's adventures and observations while he was visiting the islands in 1835. Indeed, Kricher takes his chapter titles from comments scattered throughout Darwin's account of his expedition around the world, The Voyage of the Beagle. Kricher closes his book by assessing the conservation efforts and challenges to preserve the Galápagos. Also included is an island-by-island guide explaining exactly what you will find on the various islands. For both the ecotraveler and the nature enthusiast, Galápagos is essential reading.

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from Smithsonian Inst Pr (September 1, 2002)
9781588340412 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The Galápagos Islands are a paradise for birders, botanists, geologists, and snorkelers, with many islands still devoid of human habitation.
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About: teadman, a paleontologist and the subject of a PBS documentary by Zousmer, summarizes Darwin's discovery, as well as eight years of his own research.

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