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Galapagos: A Natural History

Michael H. Jackson

$29.95 CAD / $29.95 USD (S)

336 pages, 329 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

978-1-89517-640-7 (Paperback)

978-1-89517-607-0 (Hardback)

978-1-55238-350-6 (Institutional PDF)

978-1-55238-725-2 (ePub)

978-1-55238-726-9 (Mobi)

June 1994

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About the Book

More than fifty thousand copies of the first edition of Galápagos have been sold. An attractive and comprehensive guidebook, this work has been completely revised and updated by the author. The reader will find an easy-to-use text which details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galápagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galápagos National Park is discussed, and visitor information and notes about the various tourist sites are given. An index and checklist of plants and animals with page references and a glossary of technical terms are provided. New photographs have been added.

Michael H. Jackson has worked in the Galápagos Islands as a naturalist guide and has done research and led tours to the islands for various organizations. He is now teaching sciences at St. Michael’s University School, Victoria, B.C. His wife, Monica, prepared many of the drawings and maps for this book.

Table of Contents

Galápagos National Park Rules

1. Historical Background
2. Environmental Setting
3. Colonisation, Evolution, and Ecology
4. Plant Life
5. Reptiles
6. Seabirds
7. Coastal Birds and Migrants
8. Land Birds
9. Native Mammals
10. Terrestrial Invertebrates
11. Intertidal and Marine Life
12. Conservation in the Islands
13. Visiting the Islands

Selected Bibliography
Appendix 1: Checklist of Plants and Animals
Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms
Appendix 3: Units and Conversions
Appendix 4: Information for Supporters of Galápagaos Conservation