A Natural History

Author: John C. Kricher

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691126333

Category: Nature

Page: 221

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The Galápagos Islands are a paradise for birders, botanists, geologists, and snorkelers, with many islands still devoid of human habitation. Since they lie more than 600 miles west of South America and were never connected to the mainland, almost all plant and animal life arrived here by chance. As Charles Darwin discovered, the evolution of plants and animals is more visible here than anywhere else on earth. John Kricher, a renowned ecologist and Galápagos ecotour guide, presents a detailed natural history of this spectacular archipelago. He looks at the amazing diversity of life found here, from iguanas to penguins, and explains the fascinating geology of these remote islands. Throughout his narrative, Kricher weaves the intriguing history of evolutionary biology that is intimately connected with the islands, and describes Darwin's adventures and observations while he was visiting in 1835. Indeed, Kricher takes his chapter titles from comments scattered throughout Darwin's account of his expedition around the world, The Voyage of the Beagle. Kricher closes his book by assessing the conservation efforts to preserve the Galápagos--and the challenges these efforts have met. Of special interest is the book's richly detailed island-by-island guide. For both the ecotraveler and the nature enthusiast, Galápagos is essential reading. Essential reading for the nature enthusiast and ecotraveler alike Detailed island-by-island guide Vivid descriptions of plant and animal life Fascinating explanation of the islands' geology
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Author: Michael Hume Jackson

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1895176077

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 5933

This book details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galapagos Islands. A list of the dominant plants according to vegetation zone is included. Of particular note is the discussion of the problems of colonisation by founding populations, biological evolution, and ecology, and of the evolutionary processes bringing about species diversity.
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Author: Henry Nicholls

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658962

Category: History

Page: 256

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Formed of dramatic volcanic scenery and home to marvellous beasts, it is little wonder that the first name for the Galpagos archipelago was Las Encantadas: the enchanted islands. In this captivating natural history, Henry Nicholls builds up the ecology of these famous islands, from their explosive origins to the arrival of the archipelago's celebrated reptiles and ultimately humans. It's a story of change, as the islands are transformed from lava-strewn wilderness into a vital scientific resource and a sought-after destination for eco-enthusiasts. Charles Darwin's five-week visit to the Galpagos in 1835 played a pivotal role in this transformation. At the time, he was more interested in rocks than finches, took the opportunity to ride on the backs of tortoises and fling iguanas into the sea. Yet the Galpagos experience can be an inspiration and it certainly was for Darwin, pointing him towards one of the most important and influential ideas in the history of humankind: evolution by natural selection. And with the Darwin connection, the Galpagos found itself propelled onto a global stage. But worldwide fame has brought with it nearly 200,000 tourists a year and a human population now estimated at around 30,000. If Darwin learned from the Galpagos, so we must too. For what happens here in years to come foreshadows the fate of threatened ecosystems everywhere on earth.
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Author: Regis St. Louis

Publisher: Mair Dumont DE

ISBN: 357544028X

Category: Travel

Page: 460

View: 3494

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Ecuador & Galapagosinseln E-Book für dein Smartphone, Tablet oder E-Book Reader! Spare Gewicht im Gepäck und nutze viele praktische Feature auf deiner nächsten Reise: - Navigiere schnell und einfach im E-Book mit unseren hilfreichen Links - Weblinks führen dich direkt zu weiteren Infos - Offline-Karten (inkl. Zoom) + Google Maps Links zeigen dir den Weg - Praktisch: Karten mit einem Klick downloaden, ausdrucken, mitnehmen oder speicher! - Durchsuche den Text in Sekunden nach beliebigen Stichworten - Mache Notizen und Lesezeichen und erstelle dir ganz einfach einen individuellen Reiseplan E-Book basiert auf: 3. Auflage 2018 Willkommen in einem Land, das durch seine Vielfalt besticht, denn Mutter Natur hat diese Region reich beschenkt. Bergketten mit schneebedeckten Bergspitzen und schnaufende Vulkane mit Thermalquellen, tropische Regenwälder und schier endlose Strände im Westen prägen die Landschaft. Die deutsche Ausgabe des englischen Originals ist prall gefüllt mit Entdeckungen, Tipps und zuverlässigen Reiseinfos und für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel geeignet. Die Highlights sind in einem farbigen Kapitel zusammengefasst, machen Lust auf Land und Leute und bringen den nötigen Background zu Kultur und Geschichte. Viele Wochen Recherche stecken in diesem Kultreiseführer vor Ort, der Ihnen prunkvolle Kirchen und Klöster vorstellt, Sie zu Indianermärkten führt und auf Wander-Trails schickt. Ein Reiseführer für Traveller, die offen sind für neue Erlebnisse und Begegnungen und für Abenteurer, die sich für aufregende Outdoor-Aktivitäten begeistern können: Surfen an der Küste der Galápagos-Inseln, Mountainbiken über die Flanken des 6310m hohen Chimborazo, Wildwasserrafting bei Tena oder Ziplining über die Baumwipfel im Nebelwald von Mindo. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, ein Glossar und – damit Sie gut durch das Land kommen – zahlreiche Reiserouten und Verkehrswege. Willkommen in der Mitte der Welt!
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Author: Pierre Constant

Publisher: Odyssey Publications

ISBN: 9789622177666

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 6352

Outlines the region's human history, geology, and origins while providing detailed coverage of such elements as its newly developed Marine Reserve, wildlife, and underwater diving sites, in a resource that is complemented by a Spanish-English glossary of terms. Original.
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Mit kurzen Bemerkungen über die Geologie von Australien und dem Cap der Guten Hoffnung

Author: Charles Darwin,Julius Victor Carus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783741108754

Category:

Page: 188

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Geologische Beobachtungen uber die Vulkanischen Inseln - Mit kurzen Bemerkungen uber die Geologie von Australien und dem Cap der Guten Hoffnung ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1877. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."
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fünfzig Inseln, auf denen ich nie war und niemals sein werde

Author: Judith Schalansky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866481176

Category: Islands

Page: 143

View: 2804

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Author: Karen S. Harpp,Eric Mittelstaedt,Noémi d'Ozouville,David W. Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118852419

Category: Science

Page: 448

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The Galápagos Islands are renown for their unique flora and fauna, inspiring Charles Darwin in the elaboration of his theory of evolution. Yet in his Voyage of the Beagle, published in 1839, Darwin also remarked on the fascinating geology and volcanic origin of these enchanted Islands. Since then, the Galápagos continue to provide scientists with inspiration and invaluable information about ocean island formation and evolution, mantle plumes, and the deep Earth. Motivated by an interdisciplinary Chapman Conference held in the Islands, this AGU volume provides cross-disciplinary collection of recent research into the origin and nature of ocean islands, from their deepest roots in Earth’s mantle, to volcanism, surface processes, and the interface between geology and biodiversity. Volume highlights include: • Case studies in biogeographical, hydrological, and chronological perspective • Understanding the connection between geological processes and biodiversity • Synthesis of decades of interdisciplinary research in physical processes from surface to deep interior of the earth • In-depth discussion of the concept of the island acting as a natural laboratory for earth scientists • Integrated understanding of the Galápagos region from a geological perspective Collectively, The Galápagos presents case studies illustrating the Galápagos Archipelago as a dynamic natural laboratory for the earth sciences. This book would be of special interest to a multidisciplinary audience in earth sciences, including petrologists, volcanologists, geochronologists, geochemists, and geobiologists.
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Author: Pam Barrett,Brigitte Fugger

Publisher: Polyglott APA

ISBN: 9783826819322

Category:

Page: 367

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Author: Barry Boyce

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588433893

Category: Travel

Page: 280

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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]
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The Islands that Changed the World

Author: Paul D. Stewart

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300122305

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3449

Details the natural and human history of the islands and describes Darwin's theory of evolution.
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A Human History

Author: Bruce Epler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619331457

Category: History

Page: 236

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A new book by Bruce Epler, Galapagos Visionary and Chronicler This intriguing and unique book summarizes the history of a species that only recently, at least in geological time, arrived in the Galapagos Islands: MAN. While literally thousands of scientific, newspaper and magazine articles, natural history guidebooks and television specials have extolled the remarkable natural history of the islands, few authors have addressed their intriguing five hundred years of human history. Consequently, most of those who are interested in or visit the ""Enchanted Isles"" are ignorant of man's often desperate, sometimes enlightening, other times tumultuous but always fascinating plight in the islands. Before exploring the story of human beings in Galapagos, a brief natural history of the islands is provided so the reader can appreciate why they are considered an ecological jewel of global importance and gain insight into why the growing presence of man evokes controversy.
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Author: Cathleen Schine

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054752031X

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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When Jane unexpectedly encounters her cousin, Martha, in the Galapagos Islands, she feels she finally has the opportunity to talk to her about their deteriorating friendship and find out what it was that caused their once strong bond to end so suddenly. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
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Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.
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Author: Julian Fitter,Daniel Fitter,David Hosking

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007248180

Category: Animals

Page: 256

View: 2864

This series is designed to give visitors to far-away places a handy identification guide to the wildlife they might see as they travel around.Featuring over 350 species of wildlife most likely to be encountered on a trip to these remote islands, this traveller's guide is the ideal companion for anyone travelling to this fascinating region of the world.Although perhaps best known for its Giant Tortoises, many other mammals, reptiles, coastal and marine life, birds, plants and invertebrates are also included.Illustrated with over 550 colour photographs, maps and drawings, it also includes maps of visitors' sites and information on the history, climate, geology and conservation of the islands.
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The Enchanted Islands Through Writers' Eyes

Author: John Hickman

Publisher: Eland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781906011109

Category: Travel

Page: 225

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Author John Hickman presents a cast of characters who are among those who visit the Galapagos Islands each year.
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Author: Margret Wittmer

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & CompanyKG (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404619016

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Author: David Horwell,Pete Oxford

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781898323884

Category: Nature

Page: 140

View: 1461

The Galapagos form Ecuador''s best-known national park. This guide to the wildlife to be found there includes detailed walking tour plans as well as background information to the history and evolution of the islands.'
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Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity

Author: Stewart B. Peck,National Research Council Canada

Publisher: NRC Research Press

ISBN: 9780660182841

Category: Insects

Page: 278

View: 6026

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.
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