Galapagos Giant Tortoises

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 536 pages
  • ISBN : 0128175559
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Galapagos Giant Tortoises

Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 07 November 2020
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Galapagos Giant Tortoises brings together researchers and conservationists to share the most up-to-date knowledge of Galapagos giant tortoises. Despite being icons of the world-famous Galapagos Archipelago and the target of more than 50 years of conservation research and management, Galapagos giant tortoise evolution and much of their ecology remained unknown until recently. This book documents the history, the pressing conservation issues, and success stories recovering several of the 15 different species of Galapagos tortoises from near extinction. The book begins with an

The Natural History of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise

The Natural History of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise
  • Author : Cruz Marquez
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 04 February 2019
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The first tortoises to accidentally arrive in Galapagos 2-3 million years ago were able to adapt to their harsh environment, find one another, and establish themselves on at first one and then on at least ten islands. By the 1960's, centuries of exploitation by whalers, privateers, traders, collectors and colonists had all but eliminated these enormous lumbering beasts from the landscape. Thanks to the strenuous efforts of scientists and National Park staff, the Galapagos tortoise is once again facing a

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Galapagos Giant Tortoise
  • Author : Grace C Morgan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 01 February 2021
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Galapagos Giant Tortoises brings together researchers and conservationists to share the most up-to-date knowledge of Galapagos giant tortoises. Despite being icons of the world-famous Galapagos Archipelago and the target of more than 50 years of conservation research and management, Galapagos giant tortoise evolution and much of their ecology remained unknown until recently. This book documents the history, the pressing conservation issues, and success stories recovering several of the 15 different species of Galapagos tortoises from near extinction.The book begins with an

On the Backs of Tortoises

On the Backs of Tortoises
  • Author : Elizabeth Hennessy
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 29 October 2019
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An insightful exploration of the iconic Galápagos tortoises, and how their fate is inextricably linked to our own in a rapidly changing world The Galápagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. For sixty years, conservationists have worked to restore this evolutionary Eden after centuries of exploitation at the hands of pirates, whalers, and island settlers. This book tells the story of the islands' namesakes--the giant tortoises--as coveted food sources, objects of natural history,

Giant Gal pagos Tortoise

Giant Gal  pagos Tortoise
  • Author : Tammy Gagne
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release : 15 December 2016
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Giant Galápagos tortoises have roamed the Galápagos Islands for thousands of years, but these creatures almost disappeared from their tropical habitat. Giant Galápagos Tortoise describes the world's largest tortoise, how sailors and invasive species caused its population to dwindle, and how habitat preservation and captive breeding have helped save the species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional

A Sheltered Life

A Sheltered Life
  • Author : Paul Chambers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 18 January 2022
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For millennia the mighty giant tortoises lived in isolation on remote oceanic islands such as the Galapagos, Seychelles and Mauritius. Then in the sixteenth century sailors discovered that they were good to eat, and their strategic location led to a wholesale plunder of their population by passing ships. Later, many Victorian scientists became fascinated with these creatures, directly inspiring the first understanding of ecology and biogeography and Darwin's theory of natural selection. The giant tortoise was also the subject of

The Galapagos

The Galapagos
  • Author : Henry Nicholls
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 13 March 2014
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Formed of dramatic volcanic scenery and home to marvellous beasts, it is little wonder that the first name for the Galpagos archipelago was Las Encantadas: the enchanted islands. In this captivating natural history, Henry Nicholls builds up the ecology of these famous islands, from their explosive origins to the arrival of the archipelago's celebrated reptiles and ultimately humans. It's a story of change, as the islands are transformed from lava-strewn wilderness into a vital scientific resource and a sought-after destination

Darwin s Tortoise

Darwin s Tortoise
  • Author : Robin Stewart
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release : 01 March 2006
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Here is the remarkable true story of Charles Darwin's tortoise - Harriet - reputed to be the world's oldest living creature. Now living at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo in Queensland, 175-year old Harriet was shipped by Darwin from the Galapagos Islands to England. From wintry London to the warm humidity of Brisbane, Harriet travelled oceans and highways before finally finding a permanent home at Australia Zoo. Market range- children 11+, non-fiction. Story recently reported in The Herald Sun(Aus), The Courier

Tortoises

Tortoises
  • Author : Jerry G. Walls
  • Publisher : Tfh Publications Incorporated
  • Release : 18 January 1996
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Tortoises covers in detail the natural history, care, and breeding of most common as well as most unusual tortoise species in the terrarium hobby today.