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The Galapagos Islands; A Natural History Guide
     

The Galapagos Islands; A Natural History Guide

by Pierre Constant
 

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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

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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 visitor's sites, as well as the spectacular sea and land birds, peculiar reptiles, playful mammals and amazing marine life that make their homes there.

* Written by a recognized expert on the Galapagos Islands
* Fascinating scientific and historical background to the islands
* Meticulous descriptions of the flora and fauna
* Extensive coverage of the 19 largest islands in the archipelago
* Detailed discussion of scuba diving, including a list of 52 dive sites
* Full of maps, plates and well-researched information
* Superb color photography
* Includes a glossary and bibliography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789622175808
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/1998
Series:
Odyssey Passport Series
Edition description:
3RD ILLUS
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.79(d)

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