Galapagos Wildlife

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2011 - 156 pages
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Traveling to the Galápagos to discover the unique flora and fauna that so captivated Darwin and the many that followed him is a rite of passage for serious wildlife enthusiasts. Written by two expert naturalists who are passionate about the Galápagos, this guide is packed with entertaining descriptions, while full-color photography aids in identifying key species both on land and below water. [HelenC1] Now with more detailed descriptions of island landing sites, more photos, and updated information on conservation efforts, Bradt's Galápagos Wildlife is the perfect companion for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. For those looking to explore it also includes unique island trail plans.

 

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Contents

An Introduction to the Galápagos
1
Habitats
7
Plants
15
Invertebrates
27
Reptiles
33
Birds
49
Mammals
83
The Seashore
93
Island Landings and Visitor Sites
109
Conservation
141
Glossary
150
Further Reading
152
Index
153
Main Endemin Species of the Galápagos
156
Back Cover
158
Copyright

Underwater
97

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About the author (2011)

David Horwell, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, is a tour operator, photographer and writer specializing in the Galápagos. Pete Oxford is a professional naturalist, based in Ecuador, who leads trips to the islands.

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