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The Galapagos Islands & Ecuador

Your Essential Handbook for Exploring Darwin's Enchanted Islands, 3rd Edition

  • 256 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-59485-917-5
  • Sep 28, 2015

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• All new full-color photos in this edition
• New planning tips for one-, four-, and eight-day travel options
• Includes new opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving, new amenities on various live-aboard outfits, and more

The Galapagos Islands aren’t a vacation destination for those wanting to sip umbrella drinks by the resort pool--which is exactly why The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador continues to be a standard resource for inquisitive adventurers, nature lovers, and DIY travelers. This new 3rd edition packs in even more interesting and useful natural history and travel information, including:

• Significant updates to all the major islands and visitor sites; the number of sites has nearly doubled in recent years
• Newly updated and expanded maps
• New photography tips for digital equipment and process
• New detailed chapter on visiting Quito and mainland Ecuador, featuring primary ecological and historical areas in the Andean highlands, rainforests, and coastal areas
• New discussion on how the islands are now a “living laboratory” of global warming, including how wildlife is being affected by changes in food sources

"Marylee Stephenson brings to her guidebook the perspective of a dedicated birder and naturalist, skilled photographer and experienced traveler (who has made no fewer than ten visits to the Galapagos Islands). This concise handbook is a superb introduction to the biological wonderland made famous by the writings of Darwin." --Donovan Thomas, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences (Retired), University of Windsor


  • 256 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-59485-917-5
  • Sep 28, 2015

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