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Galapagos a Natural History

Galapagos  a Natural History Author Michael Hume Jackson
ISBN-10 9781895176070
Release 1993
Pages 315
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Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galà pagos were sold. An attractive and comprehensive guidebook, this work has been completely revised and updated by the author. The reader will find an easy-to-use text which details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galà pagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galà pagos National Park is discussed, and visitor information and notes about the various tourist sites are given. An index and checklist of plants and animals with page references and a glossary of technical terms are provided. New photographs have been added.



Understanding Galapagos

Understanding Galapagos Author Randy Moore
ISBN-10 0073532282
Release 2013-01-25
Pages 448
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We wanted a book that includes up-to-date information about evolution in Galápagos, yet is accessible by professional biologists, laypeople, students, armchair travelers, and the merely curious. Naming the endemic-and often curious-organisms in Galápagos from checklists can be rewarding; that's why you will find checklists of the islands' iconic species in this book (Chapter 12). But understanding what you see is a different adventure, and that is one thing that we hope distinguishes this book from others. In short, we wanted to write a book that would help you not lust identify what you see, but understand what you see. Such an understanding goes beyond identification guides and traditional natural history and requires a context that includes the islands' biology, geology, climate, and history. In this book, you will find discussions (and checklists) of the native and endemic organisms you'll see, especially the iconic ones such as penguins, land and marine iguanas, finches, giant tortoises, and albatrosses (see color images). However, we have not described all of the organisms on the islands-after all, there are more than 600 species of lichens and 2,9OO species of marine organisms, not to mention the more than 50 families, 300 genera, and 370 species of endemic and native beetles. Similarly, we discuss many, but not all, of the most troublesome introduced species (at last count, there were more than 1,400 such species). We have focused on the native and endemic "stars" of Galápagos that fill tourists' must-see lists. Although our book emphasizes evolution, we have also addressed several other topics, for evolution cannot be understood without a corresponding understanding of its context: namely, the geology, climate, and historical impact of humans on the ecosystem. This is why you will find discussions of the islands' geology, weather, trails, and Visitor Sites in this book. We also wrote this book to emphasize the importance of preserving Galápagos, as well as to help readers understand the challenges facing the islands. To ensure accuracy and consistency, the information in this book was derived from visiting the islands more than 30 times over many years; talking with numerous Galápagos National Park Service guides, boat captains, boat crews, school teachers and other residents of Galápagos, and former prisoners at the Wall of Tears penal colony; documenting the GPS coordinates of more than 350 sites, usually with two independent GNPS units (Appendix 1); studying documents at a variety of libraries, research stations, and related locations such as GNPS, Charles Darwin Research Station, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and Instituto Oceanografico de la Armada; being on the bridge with boat captains in the most challenging conditions and regions of the islands (Appendix 2); and, when necessary, hiking, scuba diving, and interviewing local residents to resolve controversies (e.g., the exact location of Jessica; see Chapter 11).



Galapagos

Galapagos Author William Beebe
ISBN-10 9780486140087
Release 2012-08-30
Pages 528
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More than 100 splendid illustrations enhance this fascinating firsthand account of a 1923 expedition to survey the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. "High romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure." — Nation.



Flowering Plants of the Gal pagos

Flowering Plants of the Gal  pagos Author Conley K. McMullen
ISBN-10 0801486211
Release 1999
Pages 370
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The Galápagos are home to a wide-ranging assortment of unusual plants and animals. The islands became famous as the site of Charles Darwin's research leading to his theory of evolution by natural selection, and their magnificent flora and fauna continue to draw visitors from around the world. Based on the author's sixteen years of fieldwork and featuring his exceptional photography, Flowering Plants of the Galápagos is the first accessible, in-depth yet compact guide to the plant life of the area. An invaluable resource for tourists, natural history enthusiasts, and professionals, the book:* introduces the botanical history of the islands and their varied ecological zones* allows easy identification of 436 flowering plants (77 families, 192 genera, and 390 species)* covers endemic plants found exclusively on the islands; native plants, which grow on the Galápagos and elsewhere; and exotic plants present as a result of human actions* offers thorough accounts of the plants which give the scientific, common, and family names; range; islands inhabited; habitat; description; and additional notes of interest* is richly illustrated with 266 color photographs of flowering plants and 117 of plant pollinators, vegetation zones, non-flowering plants, and the islands themselves* organizes species by form, leaf arrangement, and flower color and includes descriptive plant drawings to aid in identification * provides a map of the Galápagos and a list of plants likely to be seen at popular tourist sites



The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands Author Pierre Constant
ISBN-10 OCLC:26136490
Release 1999-01
Pages 301
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The wildlife paradise of the Galapagos Islan ds is a showcase of evolution in action. Constant describes the geology and history of the islands, as well as the birds, reptiles, mammals and marine life that make the islands th eir home '



Galapagos at the Crossroads

Galapagos at the Crossroads Author Carol Ann Bassett
ISBN-10 1426204027
Release 2009
Pages 302
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For millions, the Galapagos represent nature at its most unspoiled, an inviolate place famed for its rare flora and fauna. But soon today's 30,000 human residents will surpass 50,000, a huge problem since almost all of the land is national park. Add invasive species, floods of tourists, and unresolved conflicts between Ecuadorian laws and local concerns: It's easy to see why the Galapagos were recently added to UNESCO's World Heritage in Danger list. Each chapter in this provocative, perceptive book focuses on a specific person or group endeavoring either to exploit or protect the Galapagos' natural resources-from modern-day pirates who poach endangered marine species to environmental activists who patrol protected waters to catch them red-handed. The story Bassett tells explores the inevitable clash in values between these often quirky, always dedicated individuals and their activities. Bassett presents a perspective as readable as it is sensible. Told with wit, passion, and grace, the Galapagos story serves as a microcosm for Earth itself, a perfect example of how an environment can be destroyed.



Charles Darwin Slept Here

Charles Darwin Slept Here Author John Woram
ISBN-10 9780976933601
Release 2005-06-01
Pages 460
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The human and cartographic history of the Galapagos Islands, with chapters about many of the interesting characters who have visited or settled there.



The New Neotropical Companion

The New Neotropical Companion Author John Kricher
ISBN-10 9781400885589
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 448
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The New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics. Featuring stunning color photos throughout, it is a sweeping and cutting-edge account of tropical ecology that includes not only tropical rain forests but also other ecosystems such as cloud forests, rivers, savannas, and mountains. This is the only guide to the American tropics that is all-inclusive, encompassing the entire region's ecology and the amazing relationships among species rather than focusing just on species identification. The New Neotropical Companion is a book unlike any other. Here, you will learn how to recognize distinctive ecological patterns of rain forests and other habitats and to interpret how these remarkable ecosystems function—everything is explained in clear and engaging prose free of jargon. You will also be introduced to the region's astonishing plant and animal life. Informative and entertaining, The New Neotropical Companion is a pleasurable escape for armchair naturalists, and visitors to the American tropics will want to refer to this book before, during, and after their trip. Covers all of tropical America Describes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitors Includes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high Andes Features a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals



A Traveler s Guide to the Galapagos Islands

A Traveler s Guide to the Galapagos Islands Author Barry Boyce
ISBN-10 1588433897
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 280
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The Galapagos Islands, a remote paradise, are as mysterious as ever. But the details of travel to the Galapagos are no longer a mystery. The essentials of a how-to travel adventure to the Land of Darwin are now available in the comprehensive "Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands." From which airlines to choose and why, to a detailed analysis of the Tour Operator network, Barry Boyce describes the rules and tells the reader how to play the adventure travel game. Entire chapters are devoted to topics such as choosing a tour (with descriptions, analyses, and price structures of all the yachts and cruise ships), what to pack and what not to pack, photographic opportunities and equipment on land and underwater, Galapagos history, wildlife and a detailed tour of the islands. First edition reviews: "Boyce's excitement and knowledge mix to produce a comprehensive and responsible guide to touring the Galapagos." -- Brad Hooper, Booklist. "Just on the market and badly needed... Boyce's effort is likely to be a definitive work." -- Zeke Wigglesworth, San Jose Mercury News. To order, call or write Hunter Publishing - 130 Campus Drive, Edison, NJ 08818. Phone 800-255-0343 or 732-225-1900; fax 732-417-1744; www.hunterpublishing.com. E-mail [email protected]



Wildlife of the Gal pagos

Wildlife of the Gal  pagos Author Julian Fitter
ISBN-10 9780691170428
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Wildlife of the Gal pagos has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Wildlife of the Gal pagos also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Wildlife of the Gal pagos book for free.



Evolution s Workshop

Evolution s Workshop Author Edward J. Larson
ISBN-10 0465038115
Release 2002
Pages 336
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Summer for the Gods takes readers to the Galapagos Islands to probe the roots of evolutionary science in this unique biologically diverse locale. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.



A Neotropical Companion

A Neotropical Companion Author John Kricher
ISBN-10 9781400866915
Release 2015-02-18
Pages 448
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A Neotropical Companion introduces armchair travelers, field naturalists, and conservationists to the tropics of Central and South America. In recent years the neotropics have been more and more frequently visited by those interested in rain forests and the exotic birds, mammals, insects, and plants of these ecosystems. At the same time scientific knowledge of the neotropics has bourgeoned. A primer for the student and for the scientific amateur, this well-illustrated volume presents a general and up-to-date view of some of the world's most complex natural environments. In addition, it provides the neotropical specialist with a broad look at the entire field of neotropical biology. After giving an overview of the different kinds of ecosystems in the tropics, the author describes the structure, function, and evolution of tropical rain forests. Tropical trees are then discussed, as are the vast array of vines, orchids, bromeliads, and other plants that live among the branches of the forest giants. A chapter on the "tropical pharmacy" treats the many drugs present in tropical vegetation and the evolutionary influence of these drugs. The book surveys the great diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods of the neotropics and provides separate chapters on tropical savannas and on coastal ecosystems. An epilogue deals with the crucially important issues of the conservation of neotropical environments.



Galapagos Wildlife

Galapagos Wildlife Author David Horwell
ISBN-10 9781841623603
Release 2011
Pages 156
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Introduces the habitats, animals, and plants in the Galâapagos Islands; offers advice on the locations, sights, and activities to do while visiting the area; and chronicles the conservation efforts made to preserve the area.



Gal pagos

Gal  pagos Author Paul D. Stewart
ISBN-10 0300122306
Release 2006
Pages 240
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Details the natural and human history of the islands and describes Darwin's theory of evolution.



Galapagos

Galapagos Author Tui de Roy
ISBN-10 1472928598
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 240
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This sumptuous large-format book was first produced in 2009 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Charles Darwin Foundation on Galapagos. The book comprises a series of invited essays under the editorship of world-renowned photographer and long-term Galapagos resident, Tui de Roy, who has also provided most of the photographs. The authoritative essays cover the entire spectrum of Galapagos wildlife including the marine environment, unique vegetation such as sunflower trees as well as wildlife including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, and the Galapagos finches that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution. This new edition has significant updates to a number of chapters including brand new photography and information about scientific developments elsewhere, and a new jacket.



Birds Mammals and Reptiles of the Gal pagos Islands

Birds  Mammals  and Reptiles of the Gal  pagos Islands Author Andy Swash
ISBN-10 0300115326
Release 2005
Pages 168
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This pocket-sized volume is a comprehensive guide to the unique wildlife of the Galapagos, encompassing the birds, mammals, and reptiles a visitor to these extraordinary islands might encounter. 53 color plates.



Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands Author Dr. Georgia Purdom
ISBN-10 9781614583530
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 104
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Observe the wondrous diversity of life, including birds, reptiles, and plants Learn how Darwin's worldview and the biblical worldview differ and the importance of this in studying the Galápagos With poignant chapters from Ken Ham, John Morris, John C. Whitcomb, Danny Faulkner, Gary Parker, and more! Where Darwin once visited and later used evidence from to support his faulty case for evolution, discover the wonder of God in this full-color book filled with vibrant images of these glorious islands in the Pacific, as well as powerful insights that give Him the glory due His name. Your faith will be strengthened as you learn the importance of a biblical worldview from some of the best apologetics speakers in the country. It's an overall emphasis on Galápagos as testament to God's majesty and mercy rather than the empty legacy of one man!