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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
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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

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.
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Smaller Orders Of Insects Of The Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Author : Stewart Blaine Peck
ISBN : 066018284X
Genre : Insects
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The Galapagos Islands of Ecuador are world famous for their unique plants and animals, and the hints these gave to Charles Darwin in forming his ideas on evolution. They are the world's least altered set of tropical oceanic islands. The oldest have been available for colonization by land plants and animals for about 3-4 million years. At least 1850 species of insects and 350 species of other terrestrial arthropods are now known to occur on the islands. This book is a synthesis of both previously published information and abundant new data derived from extensive recent field studies on Galapagos insects. The dynamics and patterns of the evolution, ecology, and distribution of the entire insect fauna are presented in general. The core of the book is an account of the 495 species of insects in the smaller orders (excluding Phthiraptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, and Hymenoptera), with detailed information on their distribution and bionomics. This work will serve entomologists, island ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and conservation scientists as a framework to further the study and protection of the insects, the fauna and fl
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Plants And Society

Author : Estelle Levetin
ISBN : 9780077654726
Genre : Science
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This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world. Plants and Society covers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi.
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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

Guide To Standard Floras Of The World

Author : David G. Frodin
ISBN : 1139428659
Genre : Science
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This 2001 book provides a selective annotated bibliography of the principal floras and related works of inventory for vascular plants. The second edition was completely updated and expanded to take into account the substantial literature of the late twentieth century, and features a more fully developed review of the history of floristic documentation. The works covered are principally specialist publications such as floras, checklists, distribution atlases, systematic iconographies and enumerations or catalogues, although a relatively few more popularly oriented books are also included. The Guide is organised in ten geographical divisions, with these successively divided into regions and units, each of which is prefaced with a historical review of floristic studies. In addition to the bibliography, the book includes general chapters on botanical bibliography, the history of floras, and general principles and current trends, plus an appendix on bibliographic searching, a lexicon of serial abbreviations, and author and geographical indexes.
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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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