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.
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.
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