Galapagos A Natural History Guide

ISBN-10: 9622177662

ISBN-13: 9789622177666

Edition: 7th 2006

Authors: Pierre Constant

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Since its creation in 1968, the Galápagos National Park has been considered by UNESCO as one of the jewels of the planet. Long regarded as a mysterious and desolate archipelago, this wildlife paradise is a true showcase of evolution in action. In recent years, the newly developed Marine Reserve fulfils the ultimate purpose of the National Park Serviceprotection and conservation of the region, following decades of abuse by illegal fishing. This guide describes the rich human history, the geology and origin of the islands, the "El Niño" phenomenon, the amazing natural history, villages and visitors' sites, and provides insights into the regions' fascinating residentssea birds, endemic land birds, prehistoric reptiles, playful sea lions and the incomparably enchanting underwater world. 180 color photos, 70 maps.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Odyssey Publications, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Scientific and Historical Data
General setting of the islands; Geology and origin of the Galapagos; Volcanism; Glacial ages
Ocean currents; Seasons and climate; Temperatures; The 'El Nino'-'La Nina' phenomenon
The Human history of the Galapagos Islands; Island names; Darwin and the Galapagos
Arrival and establishment of the flora and fauna
The theory of evolution and the Galapagos
Flora and vegetation zones
Fauna of the Galapagos
Reptiles: geckos, snakes, lizards, marine and land iguanas, marine turtles, giant tortoises
Sea birds; Shore and lagoon birds
Land birds; Darwin's finches
Mammals: bats, rats, sea lions
Marine life: fish, whales, dolphins; List of the 492 species of fish and marine organisms
The Galapagos Marine Reserve; La Pesca Artesanal; Lobsters and black coral; Illegal fishing and the 'Pepinos' affair
Description of the Islands
The Central islands: Baltra, North Seymour, Santa Cruz, South Plaza, Santa Fe, Daphne, Rabida, Pinzon
Puerto Ayora
The Southern islands: Floreana, Espanola, San Cristobal
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
The Northern islands: Genovesa, Marchena, Pinta, Darwin and Wolf
The Western islands: Santiago, Bartolome, Sombrero Chino, Isabela, Fernandina, Puerto Villamil
The Landings
Scuba diving
Diving sites
The Galapagos National Park
Administration and history
Introduced animals; Rules of preservation for the visitor; The role of the guide
The Charles Darwin Research Station
Practical Information
Chronology of Events
Lexicon of the Fauna of the Galapagos
Oceanographic research and 'hot spots' in the Galapagos
Distribution of land birds according to vegetation zones
Human population of the Galapagos
About the Author
Table of Maps and Illustrations
Animals and Plants
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