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Henry Nicholls, The Galápagos

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Henry Nicholls, The GalápagosThe Galápagos
A natural history

Henry Nicholls


taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Profile Books
eerste editie: 2014
bindwijze: bibliotheekband
isbn: 9781781250532
pagina’s: 195

verworven via: Amazon

Henry Nicholls writes for The Guardian and introduces his book.

In writing The Galapagos, one of my missions has been to mix up the natural and the human history of the archipelago. Most other books on the islands (of which there are many excellent examples) tend to dwell on either the rocks, plants and animals at the exclusion of the humans or vice versa. I wanted to create a single, accessible volume that does both, revealing much of the wonderful natural history but through the first-hand experiences of some of the islands’ most famous visitors (such as the Bishop of Panama, the American naval officer David Porter, Charles Darwin, Moby-Dick author Herman Melville and naturalist William Beebe) and through the work of dozens of scientists and conservationists who have dedicated their lives to the Galapagos over the past several decades. All these works have been a joy to read, to ponder and to write about.


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