The Galapagos Islands: A Natural History Guideby Pierre Constant
Since its creation in 1968, the Galápagos National Park has been considered by UNESCO, as one of the jewels of the planet. Long regarded as a mysterious and desolate archipelago, this wildlife paradise is a true showcase of evolution in action. In recent years, the newly developed Marine Reserve fulfills the ultimate purpose of the National Park Serviceof protection and conservation of the region, following decades of abuse by illegal fishing.Pierre Constant describes the rich human history, the geology and origin of the islands, 'El Niño' phenomenon, the amazing natural history, villages and the visitors' sites, with insights into the regions' fascinating residentsseabirds, endemic land birds, prehistoric reptiles, playful sea lions and the incomparable enchanting underwater world. Pierre's skillful photography is a spectacular addition to this new edition.
- Written and photographed by a world-recognized expert
- Fascinating scientific and historical background
- Meticulous descriptions of the flora and fauna, including newly discovered species
- Extensive coverage of the 19 largest islands in the archipelago
- Detailed discussion and listing of 52 dive sites
- Includes a glossary in both Spanish and English
- 180 color photos
- 70 maps
Author Biography: Pierre Constant studied at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie-Paris VI, where he received his degree in Biology-Geology in 1975, followed by a Master's in Geology in 1979. His comprehensive knowledge and expertise on the Galápagos Islands has been made use of in various travel and active sports television productions, including French television and the Discovery Channel. Constant has published over 75 articles worldwide in a range of travel, science and diving magazines. He has been a guest lecturer on many occasions including recently at the 'Royal Geographic Society' in Hong Kong. Pierre is a permanent resident of the Galápagos and will open a Dive center on Isabela Island in 2004.
- Odyssey Publications, Ltd.
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- 5.42(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.43(d)
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