Galapagos, a Natural History

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University of Calgary Press, 1993 - 315 Seiten
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Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galà pagos were sold. An attractive and comprehensive guidebook, this work has been completely revised and updated by the author. The reader will find an easy-to-use text which details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galà pagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galà pagos National Park is discussed, and visitor information and notes about the various tourist sites are given. An index and checklist of plants and animals with page references and a glossary of technical terms are provided. New photographs have been added.
 

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Inhalt

1 Historical Background
1
2 Environmental Setting
9
3 Colonisation Evolution and Ecology
33
4 Plant Life
71
5 Reptiles
101
6 Seabirds
127
7 Coastal Birds and Migrants
165
8 Land Birds
175
11 Intertidal and Marine Life
223
12 Conservation in the Islands
239
13 Visiting the Islands
253
Selected Bibliography
273
Checklist of Plants and Animals
293
Glossary of Terms
301
Units and Conversions
304
Information for Supporters of Galápagos Conservation
305

9 Native Mammals
195
10 Terrestrial Invertebrates
209

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M.H. Jackson has worked in the Galápagos Islands as a naturalist guide and has done research and led tours to the islands for various organizations. He is now teaching sciences at St. Michael's University School, Victoria, B.C. His wife, Monica, prepared many of the drawings and maps for this book.

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