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Autor: William Beebe
ISBN-13: 9780486140087
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Seiten: 528
Sprache: Englisch
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More than 100 splendid illustrations enhance this fascinating firsthand account of a 1923 expedition to survey the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. "High romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure." — Nation.
"Galápagos is a glorious book. It is high romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure."—NationThe Galápagos Islands are famed for their remarkable wildlife, including land and marine iguanas, land tortoises, four-eyed fish, and flightless cormorants and albatross. In 1835, Charles Darwin observed variations among the islands' species that inspired him to formulate the theory of natural selection. Eighty-eight years later, in 1923, a scientific expedition sponsored by the New York Zoological Society followed in Darwin's wake. Led by renowned biologist and explorer William Beebe, the scientists visited the the islands to study and obtain specimens of indigenous plants and animals. This is Beebe's personal account of that fascinating expedition.Combining rare literary skill with careful research, Beebe produced an exceptionally readable volume, replete with youthful enthusiasm, a romantic's awe before the mysteries of nature, and a scientist's passion for accurate description. He recounts the expedition's enormously productive results, including specimens of 60 species previously unknown to science, and an unparalleled accumulation of data that stimulated many scientific papers and new avenues of naturalistic inquiry. Beebe's account is enhanced with more than 100 splendid illustrations, selected from hundreds of paintings, drawings, and photographs by expedition members. A classic of popular science, it is scientifically rigorous as well as exciting and accessible.
"IN THE WAKE OF DARWIN, BY PROFESSOR HENRY FAIRFIELD OSBORN"PREFACEI. NEW YORK TO PANAMAII. PANAMA AND YAPOCKSIII. INDEFATIGABLE-MY FIRST WALKIV. EDEN AND GUY FAWKESV. BLACK LIZARDS OF THE SURFVI. THE WATER LIFE OF INDEFATIGABLEVII. RAINBOW CHASING (By William Beebe and Ruth Rose)VIII. THE LAST RAID (By Ruth Rose)IX. GIANT TORTOISESX. GAME FISHING IN THE GALAPAGOS (By Robert G. McKay)XI. THE VELDT TO SEYMOURXII. DAPHNE-A CRATER NURSERYXIII. "APRIL TWENTY-SIXTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE"XIV. THE SHIP-WRECKED TAXI-DRIVERXV. TOWER-AN ISLAND SANCTUARYXVI. MAN AND THE GALAPAGOS (By Ruth Rose)XVII. THE GALAPAGOS ARCHIPELAGOAPPENDIX A-TEXT INDENTIFICATIONSAPPENDIX B-BIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX

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Autor: William Beebe
ISBN-13 :: 9780486140087
ISBN: 0486140083
Verlag: Dover Publications
Seiten: 528
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Ebook, 21,59x13,66x cm