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Where Are the Galapagos Islands

Author : Megan Stine
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Armchair adventurers can set sail for the remote Galapagos Islands and learn about the strange and unique animals that live there. The Galapagos Islands are a chain of volcanic islands located on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The isolated location of the islands has allowed a vast number of species to develop that are original to each island, such as the marine iguana, the blue-footed booby, the magnificent frigatebird and of course the giant Galapagos tortoise, which may live to be over one hundred years old. Studied by Charles Darwin during his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle, the island life contributed to his groundbreaking theory of evolution. Today the islands are a popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This book, part of the New York Times best-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations.

A Traveler s Guide to the Galapagos Islands

Author : Barry Boyce
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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]

Corals and Coral Reefs of the Gal pagos Islands

Author : Peter W. Glynn
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00 This scientifically thorough,lucidly written work explores the nature, development, and extent of the archipelago's reef-building corals. Also included is an annotated list of the Scleractianian Corals by John W. Wells This scientifically thorough,lucidly written work explores the nature, development, and extent of the archipelago's reef-building corals. Also included is an annotated list of the Scleractianian Corals by John W. Wells

Smaller Orders of Insects of the Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Author : Stewart B. Peck
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This is a synthesis of both previously published information and abundant new data derived from field studies on Galagos 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 with detailed information on their distribution and bionomics.

The Galapagos Islands

Author : Marylee Stephenson
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Briefly describes each island, and offers advice on observing the native wildlife.

The Fishes of the Galapagos Islands

Author : Jack Stein Grove
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Marking the culmination of research extending back to Darwin in 1835, this comprehensive reference source for scientists also provides an identification guide for visitors to the Galápagos National Park. Includes 521 illustrations, 151 color.

Stylasteridae Hydrozoa Hydroida of the Galapagos Islands

Author : Stephen Cairns
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The Galapagos Islands

Author : Brian D. McLaren
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Bestselling author Brian D. McLaren followed his love of nature (specifically, tortoises) all the way to the Galapagos Islands. There, he paid close attention to the flora and fauna around him but also to what was happening within him, how the natural world awakened his soul in a way that organized religion could not. McLaren's descriptions of birds and reptiles, fish and flowers sing; he walks in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and grieves that Darwin has been demonized by his fellow Christians; and he reflects on how his own faith has evolved in the years since he left the pastorate. McLaren writes in the spirit of Aldo Leopold and Wendell Berry, weaving together the spiritual and the material. Even though most readers will never visit the Galapagos Islands, they can travel with McLaren and experience the beauty and fragility of this extraordinary place.

The Galapagos Islands

Author : Terry Ross
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Steve Trek has always led a life of adventure. Being a divemaster in exotic locales brings new endeavors every day. Steve, along with fellow divemasters, Dave "Doc" Sighter and "Big" Jeff Hall, lead divers on adventures of a lifetime in the breathtaking backdrop of the Galapagos Islands. Together they dive in unbelievable terrain and see some of the most outstanding sights the ocean has to offer. But the conditions can be treacherous in the diverse sea surrounding the Galapagos. Sharks gather in droves beneath the surface, and a band of nefarious drug lords threaten the peace and quiet of the island when Steve and his crew cross their path. Can Steve and his fellow divers survive a confrontation with the ruthless Hiro Murisimo? Will they survive the other dangers lurking beneath the seas? Join author Terry Ross for an unbelievable island experience in Steve Trek Dive Adventures: Galapagos Islands.

Geology and Petrology of the Gal pagos Islands

Author : Alexander R. McBirney
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