Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Guide Books: Galapagos Wildlife

The Galapagos Islands are one of the world's most top wildlife destinations. Almost anyone who visits these unique islands, in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast Ecudaor, goes there to see the wildlife. The islands are well covered by guide books and literature on the species living there and thus reading-up and preparing for a trip is relatively easy. The simply named Galapagos Wildlife by David Horwell and Pete Oxford is a colour-photo-packed volume in the Bradt Wildlife Guides series. There are chapters on all the main animal groups (Invertebrates, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals), and on Habitats, Plants, The Seashore, Underwater and Conservation. Tips on on getting there, landing and visiting are accompanied by clear maps (120 in total) for the key areas. All this and more is crammed into just 144 pages, ideal for hand luggage and for slipping it into ones pocket once there. ISBN 1 84162 100 5.

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