Galapagos Islands: The Essential Handbook for Exploring, Enjoying and Understanding Darwin's Enchanted Islands, 2nd Edition

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What to see and what to expect at each site in the Galapagosrevised with the latest details on park conditions and the visitor's experience.
  • Meticulously updated in consultation with senior staff at Charles Darwin Research Station and expert island guides
  • Human and natural history of the islandsnow updated
  • Tips for planning and making the ...
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Overview

What to see and what to expect at each site in the Galapagosrevised with the latest details on park conditions and the visitor's experience.
  • Meticulously updated in consultation with senior staff at Charles Darwin Research Station and expert island guides
  • Human and natural history of the islandsnow updated
  • Tips for planning and making the most of your visitnow expanded
  • Bonus chapter on travel in mainland Ecuador (rainforest and Andean Highlands)now revised

Marylee Stephenson is besotted with passionflowers, daisy trees, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and bluefooted boobies. Traveling in tiny, handhewn converted fishing boats and on luxurious sailing vessels, she has explored the Galapagos Islands numerous times over the past two decades. In her engagingly written guide, she takes you to all the important sites, describing the plant and animal life to be seen and the experiences to be had in each area. Includes maps and color photography. Marylee Stephenson is brilliantly equipped to act as both armchair and practical guide to the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's best remaining magic places. If you're going or thinking of it, or just want a vicarious experience, this book is required reading. Margaret Atwood, author of Oryx and Crake and Moving Targets

Author Bio: When not traveling in the Galapagos Islands or dreaming of it, MARYLEE STEPHENSON has her own consulting business as a program evaluator and social policy researcher. She lives in Vancouver, B.C.

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A dedicated amateur naturalist presents an updated guide to visiting Ecuador's Galapagos Islands. Covers the plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, and underwater creatures; major islands and visitor sites; and travel tips, from planning a visit to what to bring. Illustrations are all new to this edition, including eight pages of color, and variable b&w, photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898866889
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Trekking Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 411,376
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.33 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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