Wildlife of the Galápagos: Second Edition (2nd Edition, Revised) Spiral-Bound | January 5, 2016

Julian Fitter, Daniel Fitter, David Hosking

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The most comprehensive identification guide to the wildlife of the Galápagos

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.

  • 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
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0691170428
Item Weight: 0.9 lbs
Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.12 x 7.5 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 101 to 500 ratings
"[A] richly illustrated, informative field guide to the Galapagos Islands. . . . When going to the Galapagos, this is the field guide the reviewer recommends packing." -Choice
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 (Princeton).