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Wildlife of the Galapagos


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Foreword 4 The Authors 5 Acknowledgements 6 Conservation Plea 7 Introduction 8 National Park Rules 12 Photography Notes 13 Key to Species' Status 20 Birds 21 Reptiles 80 Marine Mammals 98 Land Mammals 110 Underwater Wildlife 112 Invertebrates 136 Vegetation Zones 156 Soils 161 Ecological Zones 161 Plants 161 Geology and Vulcanology 220 History 226 Ocean Currents 230 Conservation 233 Notes for the Visitor 237 Visitor Sites 238 Bibliography 280 Glossary 282 Index 283

About the Author

Julian Fitter was one of the founders of the Galapagos Conservation Trust in the UK and is currently chairman of the Friends of Galapagos New Zealand. His son Daniel Fitter leads nature tours in the Galapagos and on mainland Ecuador. David Hosking, a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, is the coauthor of Wildlife of Southern Africa (Princeton).


"[A] richly illustrated, informative field guide to the Galapagos Islands... When going to the Galapagos, this is the field guide the reviewer recommends packing."--Choice

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