The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador

Your Essential Handbook for Exploring Darwin's Enchanted Islands

Book - 2015
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This popular guidebook now also includes places on mainland Ecuador that Galapagos tourists frequently visit.* 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 moreThe 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 ifor 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
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, 2015
Edition: 3rd edition
ISBN: 9781594859175
Characteristics: 232 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Stephenson, Marylee Galapagos Islands


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