Galapagos

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. New photographs have been added.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Galapagos 1
Table of Contents 8
Preface 12
Galápagos National Park Rules 16
Acknowledgements 20
1. Historical Background 22
2. Environmental Setting 30
3. Colonisation, Evolution and Ecology 54
4. Plant Life 92
5. Reptiles 154
6. Seabirds 180
7. Coastal Birds and Migrants 218
8. Land Birds 228
9. Native Mammals 248
10. Terrestrial Invertebrates 262
11. Intertidal and Marine Life 276
12. Conservation in the Islands 292
13. Visiting the Islands 306
Selected Bibliography 326
Appendix 1: Checklist of Plants and Animals 346
B 354
A 354
Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms 354
F 355
H 355
G 355
I 355
E 355
C 355
O 356
S 356
P 356
T 356
N 356
Appendix 3: Units and Conversions 357
Appendix 4: Information for Supporters of Galápagos Conservation 358
Index 360
B 360
A 360
C 361
D 362
E 362
F 363
G 363
H 363
K 364
L 364
J 364
I 364
M 365
N 365
O 365
S 366
R 366
P 366
T 367
V 368
U 368
W 368
Z 368