Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

by Pierre Constant
     
 
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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844247557
Publisher:
NTC Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.10(d)

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