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Mon April 21, 2014

A Natural History Of The Galápagos

Henry Nicholls describes the Galápagos and their importance to the rest of the world.

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

Credit Perseus Books

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.

 

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