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Flowering Plants of the Galapagos

£19.99

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"The Galapagos are home to a wide-ranging assortment of unusual plants and animals. The islands became famous as the site of Charles Darwin's research leading to his theory of evolution by natural selection, and their magnificent flora and fauna continue to draw visitors from around the world. Based on the author's sixteen years of fieldwork and featuring his exceptional photography, Flowering Plants of the Galapagos is the first accessible, in-depth yet compact guide to the plant life of the area. An invaluable resource for tourists, natural history enthusiasts, and professionals, the book: introduces the botanical history of the islands and their varied ecological zones; allows easy identification of 436 flowering plants (77 families, 192 genera, and 390 species); covers endemic plants found exclusively on the islands; native plants, which grow on the Galapagos and elsewhere; and exotic plants present as a result of human actions; offers thorough accounts of the plants which give the scientific, common, and family names; range; islands inhabited; habitat; description; and additional notes of interest; is richly illustrated with 266 colour photographs of flowering plants and 117 of plant pollinators, vegetation zones, non-flowering plants, and the islands themselves; organises species by form, leaf arrangement, and flower colour and includes descriptive plant drawings to aid in identification; provides a map of the Galapagos and a list of plants likely to be seen at popular tourist sites."

Book in very good condition, although there is an inscription on the first page.

Item details

Author(s):
McMullen, C. K.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
370
Publisher:
Cornell University

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"The Galapagos are home to a wide-ranging assortment of unusual plants and animals. The islands became famous as the site of Charles Darwin's research leading to his theory of evolution by natural selection, and their magnificent flora and fauna continue to draw visitors from around the world. Based on the author's sixteen years of fieldwork and featuring his exceptional photography, Flowering Plants of the Galapagos is the first accessible, in-depth yet compact guide to the plant life of the area. An invaluable resource for tourists, natural history enthusiasts, and professionals, the book: introduces the botanical history of the islands and their varied ecological zones; allows easy identification of 436 flowering plants (77 families, 192 genera, and 390 species); covers endemic plants found exclusively on the islands; native plants, which grow on the Galapagos and elsewhere; and exotic plants present as a result of human actions; offers thorough accounts of the plants which give the scientific, common, and family names; range; islands inhabited; habitat; description; and additional notes of interest; is richly illustrated with 266 colour photographs of flowering plants and 117 of plant pollinators, vegetation zones, non-flowering plants, and the islands themselves; organises species by form, leaf arrangement, and flower colour and includes descriptive plant drawings to aid in identification; provides a map of the Galapagos and a list of plants likely to be seen at popular tourist sites."

Book in very good condition, although there is an inscription on the first page.

Author(s):
McMullen, C. K.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
370
Publisher:
Cornell University

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