Galapagos: A Natural History Guide

Galapagos: A Natural History Guide

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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 fulfills the ultimate purpose of the National Park Service - of protection 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 residents - seabirds, endemic land birds, prehistoric reptiles, playful sea lions and the incomparably enchanting underwater world. The author's skillful photography is a spectacular.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9789622177666
BY (AUTHOR) Constant, Pierre
PUBLISHER : Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong PUBLICATION DATE : January 15, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong IMPRINT : Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
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 fulfills the ultimate purpose of the National Park Service - of protection 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 residents - seabirds, endemic land birds, prehistoric reptiles, playful sea lions and the incomparably enchanting underwater world. The author's skillful photography is a spectacular.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9789622177666
BY (AUTHOR) Constant, Pierre
PUBLISHER : Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong PUBLICATION DATE : January 15, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong IMPRINT : Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure