Posts Tagged ‘Galapagos’

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands
Kindly contributed by Marylee Stephenson, whose guidebook The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador is out in a fully revised third edition that includes a new chapter on Ecuador. Subtitled “Your Essential Handbook for Exploring Darwin’s Enchanted Islands,” her practical guide to the archipelago features 100 color photos and coverage of popular visitor sites.   I’ve been visiting the
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An Interview with Kim MacQuarrie

An Interview with Kim MacQuarrie
In his heartfelt meditation on South America and the Andes, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kim MacQuarrie follows the spine of the world’s longest mountain chain, exploring the lives of legendary characters like Charles Darwin, Pablo Escobar and Che Guevara. Picking through remnants and ruins, he muses on the disappearance of indigenous cultures and searches for the
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Best of 2014

Best of 2014
Planning your travels for the new year? Dream of new destinations with the best travel books of 2014. Here are, in our humble opinion, the Year’s Best Reads for the traveler — carefully culled and reviewed for your reading pleasure — including cultural portraits, memoir, photography and, of course, travelogues. The Broken Road. Assembled from Leigh
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Pinta Island

Pinta Island
Kindly contributed by Henry Nicholls, author of several books on conservation. Nicholls relates the rich and curious history of the giant panda, from its scientific discovery in 1869 to potent symbol of conservation, in his book The Way of the Panda. In Lonesome George, he shows the marvels of evolution, the nature of the Galapagos Islands and
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