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Galápagos : the islands that changed the world

Author: Paul D Stewart; Richard Dawkins; et al
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rocky, fragile, beautiful, strange - the Galápagos archipelago is unlike any other place on earth. Its geology, its unique flora and fauna, and its striking role in human history intersect in surprising and dynamic ways. This book is the most wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated book available on the famous islands. Not since Darwin's Naturalist's Voyage has a book combined so much scientific and historic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul D Stewart; Richard Dawkins; et al
ISBN: 9780300122305 0300122306
OCLC Number: 85276586
Notes: "Published to accompany the television series Galápagos, first broadcast on BBC2 in 2006"--Colophon.
"Published by BBC Books, BBC Worldwide Limited, Woodlands 80 Wood Lane, London W12OTT"--Colophon.
Description: 240 p. : col. ill., map, ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Island origins / by Patrick Morris --
Human discovery / by Paul D. Stewart --
Darwin & evolution / by Andrew Murray --
Life on land / by Paul D. Stewart --
Survival on the coast / by Joe Stevens --
Ocean oasis / by Richard Wollocombe --
Conserving the Galápagos / by Godfrey Merlen --
Galápagos : world's end / by Paul D. Stewart.
Other Titles: Galápagos (Television program)
Responsibility: Paul D. Stewart ... [et al.] ; foreword by Richard Dawkins.
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"Rocky, fragile, beautiful, strange - the Galápagos archipelago is unlike any other place on earth. Its geology, its unique flora and fauna, and its striking role in human history intersect in surprising and dynamic ways. This book is the most wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated book available on the famous islands. Not since Darwin's Naturalist's Voyage has a book combined so much scientific and historic information with firsthand accounts that bring the Galápagos to life. Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the World describes how tragedy and murderous pirates curtailed settlement of the islands and how the islands' pristine nature, spectacular geology, and defining isolation inspired Darwin's ideas about evolution. The book explores the diverse land and marine habitats that shelter Galápagos species and considers the islands' importance today as a frontier for science and a refuge for true wilderness."--Publisher's description.

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