. Charles darwin called it "a little world within itself. Sailors referred to it as "Las Encantadas"- the enchanted islands. Nicholls also reveals the immense challenges facing the islands, which must continually balance conservation and everencroaching development. Beautifully weaving together natural history, nicholls shows that the story of the Galápagos is not merely an isolated concern, and his own experience on the islands, evolutionary theory, but reflects the future of our species' relationship with nature-and the fate of our planet.
The Galápagos: A Natural History #ad - Home to over 4, around 40 percent of them endemic, 000 species native to its shores, the islands have often been called a "laboratory of evolution. The finches collected on the Galápagos inspired Darwin's revolutionary theory of natural selection. In the galápagos, science writer henry Nicholls offers a lively natural and human history of the archipelago, charting its course from deserted wilderness to biological testing ground and global ecotourism hot spot.
Lying in the eastern pacific ocean, straddling the equator off the west coast of South America, the Galápagos is the most pristine archipelago to be found anywhere in the tropics.
Wildlife of the Galápagos: Second Edition Princeton Pocket GuidesPrinceton University Press #ad - Over 650 stunning color photographs, and drawings are accompanied by accessible, maps, descriptive text. Now fully updated, and plants, this essential and comprehensive guide has been expanded to include the more than 400 commonly seen birds, reptiles, mammals, invertebrates, and other coastal and marine life of this wondrous archipelago.
The most comprehensive identification guide to the wildlife of the GalápagosSince its first publication more than a decade ago, Wildlife of the Galápagos has become the definitive, classic field guide to the natural splendors of this amazing part of the world. There is also a revised section that discusses the islands' history, geology, and conservation, climate, with the most current details on visitor sites.
Wildlife of the Galápagos: Second Edition Princeton Pocket Guides #ad - This is the perfect portable companion for all nature enthusiasts interested in the astounding Galápagos. Covers 400+ commonly seen species, and drawingsincludes maps of visitor sitesWritten by wildlife experts with extensive knowledge of the areaIncludes information on the history, climate, including birds, geology, and other coastal and marine lifeIllustrated with over 650 color photographs, invertebrates, and plants, maps, mammals, reptiles, and conservation of the islands .
This new edition includes information about all the common fish of the region and Spanish names are featured for the first time.
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our TimeVintage #ad - Vintage Books USA. The beak of the finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of theory and explication in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould. With a new preface. Winner of the pulitzer prizewinner of the los angeles times book prizeon a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory.
. For among the finches of daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself.
Galapagos: A Natural History, Revised and ExpandedUniversity of Calgary Press #ad - Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galápagos were sold. Vintage Books USA. An index and checklist of plants and animals with page references and a glossary of technical terms are provided. Management and conservation of the Galápagos National Park is discussed, and visitor information and notes about the various tourist sites are given.
An attractive and comprehensive guidebook, this work has been completely revised and updated by the author. University of Calgary Press. The reader will find an easy-to-use text which details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galápagos Islands.
Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the WorldYale University Press #ad - Yale University Press. The book’s extensive gazetteer provides details about endemic plants and animals as well as travel advice about visitors’ sites, photography, when to go, diving, and what to take. This book is the most wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated book available on the famous islands.
Vintage Books USA. Its geology, its unique flora and fauna, and its striking role in human history intersect in surprising and dynamic ways. The first complete guide to the dramatic environment, and the human history of the enchanting Galápagos Rocky, the wild inhabitants, beautiful, fragile, strange—the Galápagos archipelago is unlike any other place on earth.
University of Calgary Press. Vividly illustrated throughout, armchair travelers, this guide is an indispensable reference for natural history enthusiasts, and island visitors alike. Not since darwin’s naturalist’s Voyage has a book combined so much scientific and historic information with firsthand accounts that bring the Galápagos to life.
Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the World #ad - Galápagos: the islands that changed the world describes how tragedy and murderous pirates curtailed settlement of the islands and how the islands’ pristine nature, spectacular geology, and defining isolation inspired Darwin’s ideas about evolution. The book explores the diverse land and marine habitats that shelter Galápagos species and considers the islands’ importance today as a frontier for science and a refuge for true wilderness.
Galapagos Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals Wildlife and Nature IdentificationWaterford Press #ad - One of the most unique ecosystems in the world, the Galapagos Islands feature a bizarre diversity of wildlife, with many species endemic to the islands. Yale University Press. University of Calgary Press. Used book in Good Condition. Made in the USA. Www. Waterfordpress. Com vintage Books USA. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, reptiles, fishes, birds, seashore creatures and butterflies/insects.
Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by eco-tourists visiting the islands. Also features a unique map that shows the location of the top 10 most sought-after species including the Galapagos tortoise and the flightless cormorant.
Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South AmericaCharles Scribner's Sons #ad - A look at the natural history of tropical rain forests in South America, covers insects, birds, animals, and plants Vintage Books USA. University of Calgary Press. Used book in Good Condition. Yale University Press.
The New Neotropical CompanionPrinceton University Press #ad - 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, savannas, rivers, and mountains. Princeton. 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.
The New Neotropical Companion #ad - Informative and entertaining, during, 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, and after their trip. Covers all of tropical americadescribes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitorsIncludes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high AndesFeatures a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals Vintage Books USA.
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Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands: An Identification Guide, 2nd EditionYale University Press #ad - 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. This is the first comprehensive guide to the unique wildlife of the Galápagos, mammals, encompassing the birds, and reptiles a visitor to these extraordinary islands might encounter.
University of Calgary Press. Vintage Books USA. 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. Yale University Press. Princeton. 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.
Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands: An Identification Guide, 2nd Edition #ad - Used book in Good Condition.
Galapagos: A Novel Delta FictionDial Press Trade Paperback #ad - . Louis post-dispatch “A work of high comedy, sadness and imagination. The denver post “Wacky wit and irreverent imagination. . A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. In this inimitable novel, america’ s master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry–and all that is worth saving.
Praise for galápagos“the best Vonnegut novel yet!”—John Irving “Beautiful. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race.1986. Galapagos. Yale University Press. Galápagos is a comic lament, a sadly ironic vison.
Galapagos: A Novel Delta Fiction #ad - St. A madcap genealogical adventure. A dark vision, a heartfelt warning. The detroit free press “Interesting, engaging, sad and yet very funny.
10th Anniversary Edition - Galapagos: Islands Born of FirePrinceton University Press #ad - University of Calgary Press. Ever since charles darwin visited there in 1835, the Galapagos have fascinated us like no other spot on Earth. Explore with her the incredible diversity of wildlife and habitats that rank these islands among the most fascinating and exotically beautiful places in the world. Features 245 stunning full-color photographs includes De Roy's insightful commentary Showcases some of the award-winning photographer's finest work Brings the natural wonders of the Galapagos to life Vintage Books USA.
De roy takes readers from vibrant coastlines to sheltered interiors, photographing penguins, turtles, and marine iguanas. Yale University Press. Princeton. This updated tenth-anniversary edition of De Roy's celebrated book offers an unforgettable photographic tour of the Galapagos. She also makes an impassioned plea for conservation.
10th Anniversary Edition - Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire #ad - Here, in spectacular full-color images and in her own words, she shares her intimate knowledge of the islands and her deep love and respect for the natural wonders they conceal. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Acclaimed wildlife photographer and writer Tui De Roy has spent her life exploring the Galapagos and recording their secrets.
De roy follows the seasons of the giant tortoise, dives into the twilight world of sperm whales and hammerhead sharks, and treads on still-steaming volcanic crust.