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Collins Traveller's Guide - Wildlife of the Galápagos

Travel GuideWildlife Guide
  • Covers 400+ commonly seen species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants, and other coastal and marine life
  • Illustrated with over 650 color photographs, maps, and drawings
  • Includes maps of visitor sites
  • Written by wildlife experts with extensive knowledge of the area
  • Includes information on the history, climate, geology, and conservation of the islands

Series: Collins Traveller's Guides

By: Julian Fitter (Author), Daniel Fitter (Author), David Hosking (Author), Martin B Withers (Illustrator), Sarah Darwin (Foreword By)

288 pages, 650+ colour photos, colour illustrations and colour maps

William Collins (Harper Collins imprint)

Paperback | Jan 2016 | Edition: 2 | #227300 | ISBN-13: 9780008156732
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€20 approx

About this book

Since its first publication more than a decade ago, Wildlife of the Galápagos has become the definitive, classic field guide to the natural splendors of this amazing part of the world. Now fully updated, this essential and comprehensive guide has been expanded to include the more than 400 commonly seen birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants, and other coastal and marine life of this wondrous archipelago. Over 650 stunning color photographs, maps, and drawings are accompanied by accessible, descriptive text. This new edition includes information about all the common fish of the region and Spanish names are featured for the first time. There is also a revised section that discusses the islands' history, climate, geology, and conservation, with the most current details on visitor sites.

This is the perfect portable companion for all nature enthusiasts interested in the astounding Galápagos.

Praise for the first edition:

"[Today] you'll find more than a dozen recent field guides to the wildlife of this most famous of archipelagos. But of the general guides, Wildlife of the Galápagos is by far the most complete and convenient. Well-organized, nicely illustrated and clearly written, it manages the delicate balance between breadth and depth, while covering all major groups of both land and marine animals and plants."
– Adrian Barnett, New Scientist


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Biography

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

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