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The wildlife paradise of the Galapagos Islands, long regarded as a mysterious and desolate spot, is a showcase of evolution in action. A spawning ground for Charles Darwin's famous theory, the islands have become a National Park dedicated to the conservation of many unique species threatened with extinction. Pierre Constant provides detailed descriptions of the geology and natural history of the archipelago, the visitors' sites, as well as the spectacular sea and land birds, peculiar reptiles, playful mammals and...
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Overview

The wildlife paradise of the Galapagos Islands, long regarded as a mysterious and desolate spot, is a showcase of evolution in action. A spawning ground for Charles Darwin's famous theory, the islands have become a National Park dedicated to the conservation of many unique species threatened with extinction. Pierre Constant provides detailed descriptions of the geology and natural history of the archipelago, the visitors' sites, as well as the spectacular sea and land birds, peculiar reptiles, playful mammals and amazing marine life that make their homes there. His superb photographs complement the text excellently.
* Written by a world-recognized expert
* Fascinating scientific and historical background
* Meticulous descriptions of the flora and fauna
* Extensive coverage of the 19 largest islands in the archipelago
* Detailed discussion and listing of 52 dive sites
* Includes a glossary and bibliography
* Fully updated
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622176539
  • Publisher: Airphoto International/Odyssey
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Odyssey Passport Series
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.33 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Part 1 Scientific and Historical Data
Chapter 1 General setting of the islands; Geology and origin of the Galapagos; Volcanism; Glacial ages 12
Chapter 2 Ocean currents; Seasons and climate; Temperatures; 'El Nino' 25
Chapter 3 Human history of the Galapagos Islands; Island names; Darwin and the Galapagos 31
Chapter 4 Arrival and establishment of organisms 39
Chapter 5 The theory of evolution: The Galapagos Case 43
Chapter 6 Flora and vegetation zones 65
Part 2 Fauna of the GalaPagos
Chapter 1 Reptiles: geckos, snakes, lizards, marine and land iguanas, marine turtles, giant tortoises 74
Chapter 2 Seabirds; Shore and lagoon birds 102
Chapter 3 Land birds; Darwin's finches 137
Chapter 4 Mammals: bats, rats, sea lions 146
Chapter 5 Marine life: fish, whales, dolphins; Commercial fishing; Lobsters and black coral; The Marine Reserve; Illegal fishing and the 'Pepinos affair' 150
List of the 413 species of fish 152
Part 3 Description of the Islands
Chapter 1 Central islands: Baltra, Seymour, Santa Cruz, South Plaza, Santa Fe, Daphne, Rabida, Pinzon 195
Chapter 2 Southern islands: Floreana, Espanola, San Cristobal 219
Chapter 3 Northern islands: Genovesa, Marchena, Pinta, Darwin and Wolf 231
Chapter 4 Western islands: Santiago, Bartolome, Sombrero Chino, Isabela, Fernandina 237
Chapter 5 The dry and wet landings 252
Chapter 6 Scuba diving 254
List of the 52 dive sites 256
Part 4 The Galapagos National Park
Chapter 1 Administration and history 260
Chapter 2 Introduced mammals; Rules of preservation for the visitor; The National Park guides 268
Chapter 3 The Charles Darwin Research Station 274
Practical information 275
Historical index 278
Lexicon of the fauna of the Galapagos 287
Appendices
Appendix 1 Oceanographic research and 'hot spots' in the Galapagos 290
Appendix 2 Distribution of the land birds according to vegetation zones 292
Appendix 3 Human population of the Galapagos 293
Table of maps and illustrations 294
Index 296
Glossary 299
Bibliography 300
About the Author 301
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