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The Galápagos : exploring Darwin's tapestry

Author: John Hess
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Evolutionary ecologist and photographer John Hess presents the Galápagos in stunning photographs and insightful prose, celebrating the archipelago as a unique place to appreciate the achievements of Charles Darwin and other biologists as well as a place for visitors to experience the wonders of the natural world"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hess
ISBN: 0826218377 9780826218377
OCLC Number: 263146723
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 188 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: The Archipelago --
Physical forces --
Weaving an island tapestry --
The nature of desert --
Cliffs and rocky shorelines --
Lagoons and beaches --
Of highlands and humans --
Galapagos royalty --
Flightless cormorant --
Marine iguana --
Waved albatross --
The frigatebirds --
Galapagos tortoise --
The boobies --
Swallow-tailed gull --
Preserving the sacred.
Responsibility: John Hess.
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The Galapagos ecosystem, a tapestry of living things, is probably the best preserved of any in the world. Like all ecosystems, it is made of many components that are interwoven and interdependent.  Read more...

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