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The Galapagos : a natural history/, Henry Nicholls

Label
The Galapagos : a natural history/
Title
The Galapagos
Title remainder
a natural history/
Statement of responsibility
Henry Nicholls
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The natural and human history of the Galapagos Islands-beloved vacation spot, fiery volcanic chain, and one of the critical sites in the history of science. The Galapagos were once known to the sailors and pirates who encountered them as Las Encantadas: the enchanted islands, home to exotic creatures and dramatic volcanic scenery. In The Galapagos, science writer Henry Nicholls offers a lively natural and human history of the archipelago, charting its evolution from deserted wilderness to scientific resource (made famous by Charles Darwin) and global ecotourism hot spot. He describes the island chain's fiery geological origins as well as the long history of human interaction with it, and draws vivid portraits of the Galapagos' diverse life forms, capturing its awe-inspiring landscapes, its understated flora, its stunning wildlife and, crucially, the origin of new species. Finally, he considers the immense challenges facing the islands and what lies ahead. Nicholls shows that what happens in the Galapagos is not merely an isolated concern, but reflects the future of our species' relationship with nature--and the fate of our planet"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicholls, Henry
Dewey number
508.866/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH198.G3
LC item number
N53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural history
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Human ecology
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Environmental protection
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity
  • NATURE / Regional
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Ecotourism
  • Ecology
  • Environmental protection
  • Human ecology
  • Natural history
  • Galapagos Islands
Label
The Galapagos : a natural history/, Henry Nicholls
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Rocks -- Ocean -- Sea Birds -- Plants -- Invertebrates -- Land Birds -- Reptiles -- Humans, Part I -- Humans, Part II -- Humans, Part III -- Appendix: How to Visit the Galapagos?
Control code
ocn866563829
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 195 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465035977
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013049261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866563829
  • (Sirsi) a1785188
Label
The Galapagos : a natural history/, Henry Nicholls
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Rocks -- Ocean -- Sea Birds -- Plants -- Invertebrates -- Land Birds -- Reptiles -- Humans, Part I -- Humans, Part II -- Humans, Part III -- Appendix: How to Visit the Galapagos?
Control code
ocn866563829
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 195 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465035977
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013049261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866563829
  • (Sirsi) a1785188

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