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The wildlife paradise of the Galapagos Islands, long regarded as a mysterious and desolate spot, is a showcase of evolution in action. A spawning ground for Charles Darwin's famous theory, the islands have become a National Park dedicated to the conservation of many unique species threatened with extinction. Pierre Constant provides detailed descriptions of the geology and natural history of the archipelago, the visitors' sites, as well as the spectacular sea and land birds, peculiar reptiles, playful mammals and amazing marine life that make their homes there. His superb photographs complement the text excellently. * Written by a world-recognized expert * Fascinating scientific and historical background * Meticulous descriptions of the flora and fauna * Extensive coverage of the 19 largest islands in the archipelago * Detailed discussion and listing of 52 dive sites * Includes a glossary and bibliography * Fully updated
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Pierre Constant was born in France in 1954 and studied at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris VI, where he received his degree in Biology-Geology in 1975, followed by a Master's in Geology in 1979. In 1980, he went to Ecuador to work as a naturalist-guide on cruise boats around the Galapagos Islands. After two years living on the islands he returned to France and published his first book, L'Archipel des Galapagos, and became the recognized French expert on the Galapagos Islands. Pierre has now taken up submarine photography and produced Marine Life of the Galapagos, a guide to the underwater life of the islands and has contributed to various travel and diving magazines.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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