A Natural History Of The Galápagos

Apr 21, 2014

The name sailors have for the Galápagos Islands may be more descriptive than their true name: "Las Encantadas," or the Enchanted Islands.

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They certainly are unique... a laboratory of evolution that Charles Darwin used extensively, and a magnet for eco-tourism today. 

Science writer Henry Nicholls gives a fresh look at the islands, and the ongoing challenge of balancing their environmental sensitivity with their attractiveness. 

Nicholls's book is The Galápagos: A Natural History.