Item description for Galapagos: A Natural History Guide, Seventh Edition (Odyssey Illustrated Guides) by Pierre Constant...
Overview 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.
Publishers Description Since its creation in 1968, the Galapagos 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 Nino" 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2006
ISBN 9622177662 ISBN13 9789622177666
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More About Pierre Constant
As a regular visitor to the Galapagos for the past 21 years, leading trips to the islands annually, Pierre Constant's comprehensive knowledge of the Galapagos Islands has informed various travel and active sports television productions. He is now a permanent resident of the Galapagos Islands.