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Plants On Islands

Author : Martin L. Cody
ISBN : 9780520247291
Genre : Nature
File Size : 71.65 MB
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Annotation Twenty years of field work on islands off the west coast of Canada serve as the basis for this careful analysis of the biogeography (the science of the distribution of organisms) of plants on temperate continental islands.
Category: Nature


Author : Jason Chin
ISBN : 9781466823877
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain? Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and beautiful paintings, this extraordinary book by Award-winning author and artist Jason Chin is an epic saga of the life of an island—born of fire, rising to greatness, its decline, and finally the emergence of life on new islands. Chin's approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students. Island is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Galapagos Islands Coloring Book

Author : Jan Sovak
ISBN : 9780486448862
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Accurately detailed, colorable images of flora and fauna from the exotic islands that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution From Charles Darwin's historic visit in 1835 to the present wave of tourism by naturalists and nature lovers, the Galapagos Islands have proved to be a fascinating destination. Once a favorite pirate hideaway, the islands are home to a rich variety of plant and animal life, many unique to the archipelago. It was here that the young Charles Darwin first observed the differences in species that led to the formulation of his landmark theory of evolution. Carefully researched illustrations spotlight 32 unusual animals from these isolated islands off the west coast of South America. Depicted amid the vegetation in their native habitats are: • Giant tortoise • Leaf-toed gecko • Flightless cormorant • Rice rats • Sulphur butterfly • Blue-footed booby • Spotless ladybug • Giant longhorn beetle • Great frigatebird • Squeak bug • Vermilion flycatcher • Sally lightfoot crabs . . . and 20 other forms of wildlife. A fascinating, descriptive caption accompanies the illustration of each unique creature and plant.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Galapagos A Natural History

Author : Michael Hume Jackson
ISBN : 9781895176070
Genre : History
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Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galà 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 Galà pagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galà 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.
Category: History

Science And Conservation In The Galapagos Islands

Author : Stephen J. Walsh
ISBN : 9781461457947
Genre : Science
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In this launch of the Galapagos series, this book provides a broad “framing” assessment of the current status of social and ecological systems in the Galapagos Islands, and the feedback that explicitly links people to the environment. It also highlights the challenges to conservation imposed by tourism in the Galapagos Islands and the attendant migration of people from mainland Ecuador to service the burgeoning tourism industry. Further, there is an emphasize on the status of the terrestrial and marine environments that form the very foundation of the deep attraction to the Islands by tourists, residents, scholars, and conservationists.
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The Voyage Of The Beagle

Author : Charles Darwin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019949895
Genre : Beagle Expedition
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This is Charles Darwin's chronicle of his five-year journey, beginning in 1831, around the world as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle.
Category: Beagle Expedition