"A fantastic tutorial for anyone curious about the natural and human health of the island state today." — Jon Bowermaster, filmmaker, photographer, and writer
"An outstanding saga of a threatened ecosystem...specific and revealing ... a 'must' for any library serious about science and ecological issues." — Midwest Book Review
"Portrays today's Galapagos caught in a deadly vortex of interests that may destroy one of the world's last Edens."
— Broadway Books
"Explores the changing landscape of one of the most interesting and biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth."
— Willamette Week
"If you are looking for an example of the battle between the natural environment and human encroachment, this book provides the perfect case."
— The Andersen Library Blog
"A vivid, lyrical account of natural wonders and growing threats...invasive species, illegal fishing, political corruption, lack of education, eco-tourism." — The Denver Post
"Bassett ... uses science, journalism and personal story to illuminate a species ... as a barometer for how the planet is faring." — The Register-Guard
"Absorbing and convincing..." — The News-Reporter
"...could have easily been called Galápagos in the Crosshairs. She makes a passionate case for the preservation of these islands." —American Scientist
"Takes a hard look at the real story: Due to a number of modern-day issues, the islands are in jeopardy." —Cosis.net