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"Galand#225;pagos is a glorious book. It is high romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure."and#151;Nation

The Galand#225;pagos Islands are famed for their remarkable wildlife, including land and marine iguanas, land tortoises, four-eyed fish, and flightless cormorants and albatross. In 1835, Charles Darwin observed variations among the islands' species thatand#160;inspired himand#160;to formulate the theory of natural selection. Eighty-eight years later, in 1923, a scientific expedition sponsored by the New York Zoological Society followed in Darwin's wake. Led by renowned biologist and explorer William Beebe, the scientists visited the the islands to study and obtain specimens of indigenous plants and animals. This is Beebe's personal account of that fascinating expedition.

Combining rare literary skill with careful research, Beebe produced an exceptionally readable volume, replete with youthful enthusiasm, a romantic's awe before the mysteries of nature, and a scientist's passion for accurate description. He recounts the expedition's enormously productive results, including specimens of 60 species previously unknown to science, and an unparalleled accumulation of data that stimulated many scientific papers and new avenues of naturalistic inquiry. Beebe's account is enhanced with more than 100 splendid illustrations, selected from hundreds of paintings, drawings, and photographs by expedition members. A classic of popular science, it is scientifically rigorous as well as exciting and accessible.

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More than 100 splendid illustrations enhance this fascinating firsthand account of a 1923 expedition to survey the wildlife of the Galand#225;pagos Islands.and#160;"High romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure." and#151; Nation.

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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. 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.

Synopsis:

Great naturalist’s fascinating account of 1923 scientific expedition to famed Pacific islands. Wonderful amalgam of science, history, romance, adventure. Illustrated.

Table of Contents

"IN THE WAKE OF DARWIN, BY PROFESSOR HENRY FAIRFIELD OSBORN"

PREFACE

I. NEW YORK TO PANAMA

II. PANAMA AND YAPOCKS

III. INDEFATIGABLE-MY FIRST WALK

IV. EDEN AND GUY FAWKES

V. BLACK LIZARDS OF THE SURF

VI. THE WATER LIFE OF INDEFATIGABLE

VII. RAINBOW CHASING (By William Beebe and Ruth Rose)

VIII. THE LAST RAID (By Ruth Rose)

IX. GIANT TORTOISES

X. GAME FISHING IN THE GALAPAGOS (By Robert G. McKay)

XI. THE VELDT TO SEYMOUR

XII. DAPHNE-A CRATER NURSERY

XIII. "APRIL TWENTY-SIXTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE"

XIV. THE SHIP-WRECKED TAXI-DRIVER

XV. TOWER-AN ISLAND SANCTUARY

XVI. MAN AND THE GALAPAGOS (By Ruth Rose)

XVII. THE GALAPAGOS ARCHIPELAGO

APPENDIX A-TEXT INDENTIFICATIONS

APPENDIX B-BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486256429
Author:
Beebe, William
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Galapagos islands
Subject:
Galapagos Islands Description and travel.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Natural history -- Galapagos Islands.
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19880531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
114 b/w
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
More than 100 splendid illustrations enhance this fascinating firsthand account of a 1923 expedition to survey the wildlife of the Galand#225;pagos Islands.and#160;"High romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure." and#151; Nation.
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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. 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.
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Great naturalist’s fascinating account of 1923 scientific expedition to famed Pacific islands. Wonderful amalgam of science, history, romance, adventure. Illustrated.

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