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Galapagos: A Natural History Guide, Seventh Edition (Odyssey Illustrated Guide) (Natural History Guide)

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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 Service--protection and conservation of the region, following decades of abuse by illegal fishing.

This guide describes the rich human history, the geology and origin of the islands, the "El Niño" phenomenon, the amazing natural history, villages and visitors' sites, and provides insights into the regions' fascinating residents--sea birds, endemic land birds, prehistoric reptiles, playful sea lions and the incomparably enchanting underwater world.

Synopsis:

- 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

- Discussion and listing of 52 dive sites

- Includes a glossary in both Spanish and English

Synopsis:

Since its creation in 1968, the Galápagos National Park has been considered by UNESCO as one of the jewels of the planet.

About the Author

French-born naturalist Pierre Constant studied at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie-Paris VI, where he received his Master's in Geology. He is a leading expert on the Galápagos. He has published more than 85 articles worldwide in a range of travel, science and diving magazines. Pierre is a permanent resident of the Galápagos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789622177666
Author:
Constant, Pierre
Publisher:
Odyssey Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Special Interest - Ecotourism
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
TRAVEL / South America
Edition Number:
7
Edition Description:
Seventh Edition
Series:
Odyssey Illustrated Guides
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
180 color photos, 70 maps
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
8.4 x 6 x 0.8 in 1.35 lb

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Product details 316 pages Odyssey Publications - English 9789622177666 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , - 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

- Discussion and listing of 52 dive sites

- Includes a glossary in both Spanish and English

"Synopsis" by , Since its creation in 1968, the Galápagos National Park has been considered by UNESCO as one of the jewels of the planet.
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