Galapagos Wildlife

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals
Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583550816
Category: Nature
Page: 12
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Galapagos Wildlife is an essential guide for the eco-tourist visiting this archipelago. Color illustrations highlight the commonly observed marine life, reptiles, birds and insects. An excellent tool for straightforward species identification, this guide is folded for convenience and printed on weatherproof material for durability.

New Jersey Wildlife

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583554814
Category: Nature
Page: 12
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New Jersey Wildlife is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the nature enthusiast. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 152 familiar species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and other insects and includes a map featuring prominent regional wildlife sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

Costa Rican Wildlife

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583550731
Category: Nature
Page: 10
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One of the richest ecosystems on Earth, Costa Rica is home to over 500,000 species of animals (mostly insects). The Jesus Christ lizard (a basilisk that can run on water) is one of thousands of species of animals inhabiting the diverse ecosystems found throughout the region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies. This convenient laminated guide is an ideal, portable source of practical information and ideal for field use by naturalists of all ages. Made in the USA.

Birds of Ecuador and Galapagos


Author: Clive Byers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472937880
Category: Nature
Page: 144
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Although it is one of South America's smallest countries, Ecuador is home to nearly 1,600 species of birds. This is thanks to the huge variety of habitats created by the Andes. The country is a birder's paradise and an increasingly popular tourist destination. Areas such as Tandayapa, Mindo and La Selva are renowned for their birdwatching potential and boast such dramatic species as Toucan Barbet, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Andean Condor, Giant Conebill and Ocellated Tapaculo, plus an array of brightly coloured manikins, cotingas, tanagers and hummingbirds. Offshore, the Galapagos Islands provide one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles.Two hundred and fifty-two of Ecuador and the Galapagos' most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.

Wildlife of the Galápagos

Second Edition
Author: Julian Fitter,Daniel Fitter,David Hosking
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0691170428
Category:
Page: N.A
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Galapagos Wildlife


Author: David Horwell,Pete Oxford
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623601
Category: Nature
Page: 156
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Introduces the habitats, animals, and plants in the Galâapagos Islands; offers advice on the locations, sights, and activities to do while visiting the area; and chronicles the conservation efforts made to preserve the area.

Amazon Wildlife

A Waterproof Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583557174
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on the same heavy-duty waterproof stock as the titles in the popular Duraguide™ series, these Waterproof Pocket Guides are highly durable for use in the field. Each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects and beginning nature enthusiasts as well as seasoned explorers will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within. From toucans, parrots, and monkeys to anteaters, frogs, and crocodiles, this identification tool showcases the varied array of wildlife found in one of the world's richest and most diverse ecosystems. Easy to use while hiking or floating though this breathtaking region of the world, this pocket reference is an ideal source of portable information for both casual and expert sightseers.

Galápagos

The Islands that Changed the World
Author: Paul D. Stewart
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300122305
Category: History
Page: 240
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Details the natural and human history of the islands and describes Darwin's theory of evolution.

Galapagos, a Natural History


Author: Michael Hume Jackson
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1895176077
Category: History
Page: 315
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This book details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galapagos Islands. A list of the dominant plants according to vegetation zone is included. Of particular note is the discussion of the problems of colonisation by founding populations, biological evolution, and ecology, and of the evolutionary processes bringing about species diversity.

Marine Life of the Galápagos

The Diver's Guide to Fishes, Whales, Dolphins, and Marine Invertebrates
Author: Pierre Constant
Publisher: Odyssey Publications
ISBN: 9789622177673
Category: Nature
Page: 307
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It is just wonderful!...the most comprehensive book I couldfind...As a woman traveling alone, reading this book has really helpedme to prepare and feel comfortable about what to expect. Galapagos visitor.

A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands


Author: Barry Boyce
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588433893
Category: Travel
Page: 280
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The Galapagos Islands, a remote paradise, are as mysterious as ever. But the details of travel to the Galapagos are no longer a mystery. The essentials of a how-to travel adventure to the Land of Darwin are now available in the comprehensive "Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands." From which airlines to choose and why, to a detailed analysis of the Tour Operator network, Barry Boyce describes the rules and tells the reader how to play the adventure travel game. Entire chapters are devoted to topics such as choosing a tour (with descriptions, analyses, and price structures of all the yachts and cruise ships), what to pack and what not to pack, photographic opportunities and equipment on land and underwater, Galapagos history, wildlife and a detailed tour of the islands. First edition reviews: "Boyce's excitement and knowledge mix to produce a comprehensive and responsible guide to touring the Galapagos." -- Brad Hooper, Booklist. "Just on the market and badly needed... Boyce's effort is likely to be a definitive work." -- Zeke Wigglesworth, San Jose Mercury News. To order, call or write Hunter Publishing - 130 Campus Drive, Edison, NJ 08818. Phone 800-255-0343 or 732-225-1900; fax 732-417-1744; www.hunterpublishing.com. E-mail [email protected]

Expedition to the Galápagos Islands


Author: Grayson Rigby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998668000
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 60
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An eight-year-old adventurer traveling aboard the National Geographic Endeavour explores the Galápagos Islands and shares his experiences and encounters with the endemic animals.

Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings
Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury
Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore
ISBN: 0977460908
Category: Marine mammals
Page: 371
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Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands

An Identification Guide
Author: Andy Swash,Rob Still,Ian Lewington
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300115321
Category: Nature
Page: 168
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This pocket-sized volume is a comprehensive guide to the unique wildlife of the Galapagos, encompassing the birds, mammals, and reptiles a visitor to these extraordinary islands might encounter. 53 color plates.

The Rough Guide to Ecuador


Author: Harry Adès,Melissa Graham
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843531098
Category: Travel
Page: 584
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In addition to options in all price ranges for dining and accommodations, this guide features practical information on Ecuador's history, culture, indigenous peoples, and environmental issues. of color photos. 44 maps.

Insight Guides: Ecuador & Galápagos


Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 1786710331
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Insight Guide Ecuador & Galpagos is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and wildlife of this diverse and fascinating country. The book is illustrated throughout with hundreds of beautiful, specially commissioned colour photographs. Our inspirational Best of Ecuador section illustrates the country's top attractions, from Inca monuments and colonial buildings to the best places for wildlife-spotting and adventure sports. With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to Ecuador's ancient civilizations, colonial history and contemporary politics and environmental issues. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography. The lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into the traditional textiles, colonial architecture, Galpagos birdlife and vintage railways. All major sights are cross-referenced with the maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip. Insight Guide Ecuador now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smartphones and tablets on purchase of the book. The Ecuador app includes our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants, plus activity, event and shopping listings. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Wildlife of the Galapagos


Author: Julian Fitter,Daniel Fitter,David Hosking
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780008156732
Category:
Page: 288
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The islands of the Galapagos, situated off the coast of Ecuador in South America, are home to some of the world s most fascinating wildlife and are visited by thousands of tourists each year. This series of books is designed to give visitors to faraway places a handy identification guide to the wildlife they might see as they travel around the world. The fully updated and revised edition of this classic guide features a wealth of additional information, including a new 16-page section of visitor sites with maps, 85 additional species of fish and over 100 new photographs. Although perhaps best known for its Giant Tortoises, many other mammals, reptiles, coastal and marine life, birds, plants and invertebrates are also included. Illustrated with over 650 colour photographs, maps and drawings, it also includes information on the history, climate, geology and conservation of the islands. Featuring over 400 species of wildlife most likely to be encountered on a trip to these remote islands, this traveller s guide is the ideal companion for anyone travelling to this fascinating region of the world."

The Galapagos Islands


Author: Pierre Constant
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 301
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The wildlife paradise of the Galapagos Islan ds is a showcase of evolution in action. Constant describes the geology and history of the islands, as well as the birds, reptiles, mammals and marine life that make the islands th eir home '

Gifts of the Crow

How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
Author: John Marzluff,Tony Angell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439198748
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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A University of Washington professor of wildlife science taps the findings of his extraordinary research into crow intelligence to offer insight into their ability to make tools and respond to environmental challenges, explaining how they engage in human-like behaviors from giving gifts and seeking revenge to playing and experiencing dreams.

Reef Fish Identification - Florida Caribbean Bahamas - 4th Edition


Author: Paul Humann,Ned DeLoach
Publisher: New World Publications
ISBN: 9781878348579
Category: Nature
Page: 537
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With the advent of genetic testing there has been a revival in marine taxonomy. The 25th Anniversary 4th Edition reflects the many recent changes including 89 new fish species and more than 200 additional photographs. The field guide now includes 683 species documented in more than 1000 underwater photographs, representing a significant update to the 2002 3rd edition. The most comprehensive and beautiful visual ID reference published for the region features an easy-to-use quick reference format. Reef Fish Identification Florida Caribbean Bahamas first appeared in 1989 and has since revolutionized fishwatching. The first edition had 288 pages and 345 color photographs. The success of our first publication launched a series of marine life identification books for the Galapagos Islands, the West Coast of the United States, the Gulf of California to Panama and the Tropical Pacific.