This is the first comprehensive guide to the unique wildlife of the Galápagos, encompassing the birds, mammals, and reptiles a visitor to these extraordinary islands might encounter. The innovative, simple-to-use format of the pocket-sized volume will help beginners and experts alike to identify with confidence the striking and charismatic Galápagos fauna.
Highlighting the differences between similar species, the guide focuses on the key identification features of each. Information on the status, habitat preferences, breeding seasons, and significant behavioral characteristics is provided for each species, along with 78 distribution maps for all resident species. Fifty-three remarkable color plates compiled from a composite of 500 photographic images and 20 illustrations depict virtually every bird, mammal, and reptile ever recorded on the Galápagos.
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.75(w) x 7.88(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Andy Swash is a zoologist and ecologist, currently working as a senior manager in the United Kingdom government’s Farming and Rural Conservation Agency. Robert Still is an ecologist and a widely traveled naturalist. He owns a graphic design and artwork business and has extensive experience with computer graphics.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We took this book with us on a 7 day trip to Galapagos. It was clearly written with good photos or drawings of the animals. It was small enough to carry with us, comprehensive in its coverage. We especially liked the pages provided to list those animals seen in order to keep a record. After showing it to others in our group, they also bought it. We highly recommend it to anyone going to Galapagos.