Galapagos: A Natural History

By Michael H. Jackson

© 1994

Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galápagos 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 Galápagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galápagos 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.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 8.9in
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Galapagos: A Natural History

By Michael H. Jackson

© 1994

Twenty thousand copies of the first edition of Galápagos 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 Galápagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galápagos 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.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 8.9in

Jackson tells delightful little stories through this unusual natural history guide. This is unusual because it's so uplifting. The Galápagos Islands are a place of wonder, with such rich, abundant wildlife and natural history that readers will yearn to experience them first-hand and not just through a book. But this guide will do for a start. [Here] is the kind of book that belongs in every nature lover's library.

-Margaret Mironiwicz, The Globe and Mail

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.

Preface
Galápagos National Park Rules
Acknowledgements

1. Historical Background
2. Environmental Setting
3. Colonisation, Evolution, and Ecology
4. Plant Life
5. Reptiles
6. Seabirds
7. Coastal Birds and Migrants
8. Land Birds
9. Native Mammals
10. Terrestrial Invertebrates
11. Intertidal and Marine Life
12. Conservation in the Islands
13. Visiting the Islands

Selected Bibliography
Appendix 1: Checklist of Plants and Animals
Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms
Appendix 3: Units and Conversions
Appendix 4: Information for Supporters of Galápagaos Conservation
Index