Wildlife of the Galapagos (häftad)
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Princeton University Press
650+ color illus.
190 x 114 x 19 mm
408 g
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Wildlife of the Galapagos (häftad)

Wildlife of the Galapagos

Second Edition

Häftad Engelska, 2016-01-05
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Since its first publication more than a decade ago, Wildlife of the Galapagos has become the definitive, classic field guide to the natural splendors of this amazing part of the world. Now fully updated, this essential and comprehensive guide has been expanded to include the more than 400 commonly seen birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants, and other coastal and marine life of this wondrous archipelago. Over 650 stunning color photographs, maps, and drawings are accompanied by accessible, descriptive text. This new edition includes information about all the common fish of the region and Spanish names are featured for the first time. There is also a revised section that discusses the islands' history, climate, geology, and conservation, with the most current details on visitor sites.This is the perfect portable companion for all nature enthusiasts interested in the astounding Galapagos.Covers 400+ commonly seen species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants, and other coastal and marine lifeIllustrated with over 650 color photographs, maps, and drawingsIncludes maps of visitor sitesWritten by wildlife experts with extensive knowledge of the areaIncludes information on the history, climate, geology, and conservation of the islands
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"[A] richly illustrated, informative field guide to the Galapagos Islands... When going to the Galapagos, this is the field guide the reviewer recommends packing."--Choice

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Julian Fitter was one of the founders of the Galapagos Conservation Trust in the UK and is currently chairman of the Friends of Galapagos New Zealand. His son Daniel Fitter leads nature tours in the Galapagos and on mainland Ecuador. David Hosking, a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, is the coauthor of Wildlife of Southern Africa (Princeton).


Foreword 4The Authors 5Acknowledgements 6Conservation Plea 7Introduction 8National Park Rules 12Photography Notes 13Key to Species' Status 20Birds 21Reptiles 80Marine Mammals 98Land Mammals 110Underwater Wildlife 112Invertebrates 136Vegetation Zones 156Soils 161Ecological Zones 161Plants 161Geology and Vulcanology 220History 226Ocean Currents 230Conservation 233Notes for the Visitor 237Visitor Sites 238Bibliography 280Glossary 282Index 283