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Galapagos Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide Paperback – 1 Aug 1999

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides (1 Aug. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898323887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898323884
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,669,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A great guide.' --Global

'Extremely useful, with a good section detailing all of the main visitor sites.' --The Daily Telegraph

'Bradt Travel Guides simply have the best wildlife coverage of any of the popular guide books.' --BBC Wildlife --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Galapagos
I first went to the Galapagos Islands in 1974, journeying there by ship which ran aground when the captain was otherwise engaged. I returned as a tour leader, having the immense good fortune to visit this archipelago a total of nine times. Since then I've wanted to publish the guidebook which I wish I'd been able to give my passengers: something to aid in identifying the wildlife as well as being a reminder of one of the world's most wonderful holiday experiences. David Horwell and Pete Oxford have allowed me to fulfill this ambition with their combination of superb photography and informative text (both are naturalist guides in the Galapagos).

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The Galapagos Archipelago encompasses a land area of approximately 8,000km2 straddling the Equator between 1.5 north and 0.5 south, and spanning from 89 to 92 west. Read the first page
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Sept. 2000
Format: Paperback
Took this book with us on our recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. Really useful, packed with loads of background natural history info & great pictures, and helped us get far more out of our trip than we would have otherwise. Detailed information about all the landing sites. The book came home very battered as every passenger on the boat used it daily!
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By igtoa@voyagers.com on 17 Jan. 2000
Format: Paperback
This relatively small book on the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands is packed with information and pictures. The author has gone to a great deal of trouble to condense a vast amount of data into a handbook for the traveller, without sacrificing essential information, clarity or accuracy. Not only does it cover the wildlife that the visitor is most likely to encounter, it also gives a succinct history of the islands. Working in the Galapagos Travel Industry, and having considered many similar books for pre-trip briefing and ready reference while in the islands, this is the book I would recommend.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Frogvet on 22 Nov. 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought this to accompany me on a Galapagos cruise, my mother-in-law bought the Collins Galapagos Wildlife guide. On the cruise although mine was perfectly ok, we both without fail turned to hers in preference. I think that says it all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Janet Gunner on 12 Jun. 2009
Format: Paperback
Definitely the most authoritative and up-to-date guide to the Galapagos Islands, written by licensed Galapagos naturalist guides. Descriptions of the wildlife have just the right amount of interesting and factual information and there is a very useful section on visitor sites and island landings as well as one on conservation. And - a major plus - a convenient size to pack. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G.I.Forbes on 2 Oct. 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A useful guide for visitors to the islands and the armchair tourist
Following an introduction which deals with geology,climate and history the book has 10 sections covering habitats,plants, invertebrates,reptiles,birds,mammals,the seashore,underwater,landing sites and conservation.Each part is well written and easily read.
The maps and most pictures are good but too many illustrations are too small and badly exposed.The glossary is adequate,the further reading and index sections but printed in such small type make them difficult to read without a magnifying glass.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. B. Field on 23 Sept. 2009
Format: Paperback
Excellent book. It was the reference on the cruise boat and many of the pictures and commentaries relate to sites that would be visited on a Galapagos Cruise. It is also a fraction of the price you will pay in the islands.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Denise Pearson on 21 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
Just ben to Galapagos and this book very accurately portrays the wildlife there. Arrived in good condition and on time.
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