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Galapagos: A Natural Historyby Michael Jackson
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The text details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galapagos Islands. Accented with numerous illustrations, it also provides an annotated list of the dominant plants according to vegetation zone. The discussion covers the problems of colonization by founding populations, biological evolution and ecology, and the evolutionary processes bringing about species diversity.
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Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galápagos 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 Galápagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galápagos 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.
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