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John Kricher, a renowned ecologist and Galapagos 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 ...
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John Kricher, a renowned ecologist and Galapagos 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 the 1835.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781588340412
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1902
  • Series: Smithsonian Natural History Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
1 Nothing Could Be Less Inviting 1
2 First by Bucaniers, and Latterly by Whalers 7
3 This Archipelago 17
4 Eminently Curious: Charles Darwin and the Galapagos 37
5 At Least Two Thousand Craters 49
6 These Great Monsters 63
7 Hideous-Looking Creatures 81
8 All the Birds Were So Tame 99
9 One Small, Intimately Related Group of Birds 125
10 Several Huge Whales 151
11 Galapagos 3000? 171
12 The Islands 181
Index 213
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