PLANTS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

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Flowering Plants Of The Gal Pagos

Author : Conley K. McMullen
ISBN : 0801486211
Genre : Nature
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The Galápagos are home to a wide-ranging assortment of unusual plants and animals. The islands became famous as the site of Charles Darwin's research leading to his theory of evolution by natural selection, and their magnificent flora and fauna continue to draw visitors from around the world. Based on the author's sixteen years of fieldwork and featuring his exceptional photography, Flowering Plants of the Galápagos is the first accessible, in-depth yet compact guide to the plant life of the area. An invaluable resource for tourists, natural history enthusiasts, and professionals, the book:* introduces the botanical history of the islands and their varied ecological zones* allows easy identification of 436 flowering plants (77 families, 192 genera, and 390 species)* covers endemic plants found exclusively on the islands; native plants, which grow on the Galápagos and elsewhere; and exotic plants present as a result of human actions* offers thorough accounts of the plants which give the scientific, common, and family names; range; islands inhabited; habitat; description; and additional notes of interest* is richly illustrated with 266 color photographs of flowering plants and 117 of plant pollinators, vegetation zones, non-flowering plants, and the islands themselves* organizes species by form, leaf arrangement, and flower color and includes descriptive plant drawings to aid in identification * provides a map of the Galápagos and a list of plants likely to be seen at popular tourist sites
Category: Nature

Plants On Islands

Author : Martin L. Cody
ISBN : 9780520247291
Genre : Nature
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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

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

Island

Author : Jason Chin
ISBN : 9781466823877
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 36.28 MB
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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

A Traveler S Guide To The Galapagos Islands

Author : Barry Boyce
ISBN : 1588433897
Genre : Travel
File Size : 37.30 MB
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The Galapagos Islands, a remote paradise, are as mysterious as ever. But the details of travel to the Galapagos are no longer a mystery. The essentials of a how-to travel adventure to the Land of Darwin are now available in the comprehensive "Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands." From which airlines to choose and why, to a detailed analysis of the Tour Operator network, Barry Boyce describes the rules and tells the reader how to play the adventure travel game. Entire chapters are devoted to topics such as choosing a tour (with descriptions, analyses, and price structures of all the yachts and cruise ships), what to pack and what not to pack, photographic opportunities and equipment on land and underwater, Galapagos history, wildlife and a detailed tour of the islands. First edition reviews: "Boyce's excitement and knowledge mix to produce a comprehensive and responsible guide to touring the Galapagos." -- Brad Hooper, Booklist. "Just on the market and badly needed... Boyce's effort is likely to be a definitive work." -- Zeke Wigglesworth, San Jose Mercury News. To order, call or write Hunter Publishing - 130 Campus Drive, Edison, NJ 08818. Phone 800-255-0343 or 732-225-1900; fax 732-417-1744; www.hunterpublishing.com. E-mail [email protected]
Category: Travel