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Download and read online Birds Mammals and Reptiles of the Gal pagos Islands in PDF and EPUB 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.
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Download and read online Galapagos in PDF and EPUB More than 100 splendid illustrations enhance this fascinating firsthand account of a 1923 expedition to survey the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. Beebe, a renowned biologist and explorer, combines literary skill with careful research to produce an exceptionally readable book. "High romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure." — Nation.
Download and read online Galapagos at the Crossroads in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Gal pagos in PDF and EPUB Details the natural and human history of the islands and describes Darwin's theory of evolution.
Download and read online Gal pagos Diary in PDF and EPUB A renowned illustrator and a wildlife photographer team up to capture in words and images the stunning birds and other wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. The first half of the book provides an overall tour of the islands, while the second half serves as a detailed, illustrated field guide. 640 color photos.
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Download and read online Galapagos a Natural History in PDF and EPUB Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of GalÃ 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 GalÃ pagos Islands. Management and conservation of the GalÃ 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.
Download and read online Galapagos Means Tortoises in PDF and EPUB Now in paperback! "The fluent play with words, humorous commentary, and fine pictures offer pleasing fare for reading aloud. . . ." -School Library Journal In verse that sings with lively cadences and rollicking rhymes, award-winning author and illustrator Ruth Heller has captured the spirit and antics of twelve of the Galápagos Islands' most unusual and fascinating creatures. Now available in paperback, this lavishly illustrated gallery showcases the giant tortoises for which the islands were named, as well as sea lions, both land and marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and several kinds of sea birds, including the rare and exotic blue-footed boobies! While the poems and pictures are plenty of fun, they also convey a wealth of information about these creatures' habits and habitats, along with a lively sense of their presence. This one-of-a-kind volume is sure to enchant wildlife lovers of all ages. Ruth Heller is one of America's best-loved children's authors. Known for her nonfiction picture books with clever rhymes and colorful illustrations, she has more than thirty titles to her credit. Heller lives in San Francisco.
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Download and read online A Sheltered Life in PDF and EPUB For millennia the mighty giant tortoises lived in isolation on remote oceanic islands such as the Galapagos, Seychelles and Mauritius. Then in the sixteenth century sailors discovered that they were good to eat, and their strategic location led to a wholesale plunder of their population by passing ships. Later, many Victorian scientists became fascinated with these creatures, directly inspiring the first understanding of ecology and biogeography and Darwin's theory of natural selection. The giant tortoise was also the subject of the world's first conservation fight in the 1870s. Indeed many people's lives have been touched by these gentle giants. The French were happy to surrender the island of Mauritius in 1810, but baulked at handing over their mascot tortoise, and the British and American governments were forced to concede the tortoises in a major Cold War incident. The twentieth century saw the establishment of wildlife reserves in the Galapagos and elsewhere, but it has been too late for many species. However, modern genetics has been able to track down members of what were once believed to be extinct populations. A Sheltered Life is a fascinating look at one of the world's strangest and most wondrous animals--whose significance in modern science and culture cannot be underestimated.
Download and read online Evolution s Workshop in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Galapagos in PDF and EPUB Surveys the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and describes the plants, insects, mammals, and birds found there