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Cruising the Galapagos Islands

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXGPS140

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Voyage of the Beagle

GPS02
Charles Darwin
Modern Library
2002
468
0375756809
PAPER
Exploration
1
1
0
0
The wide-eyed tale of a young man on a five-year voyage that changed his life -- and our way of thinking about the world. First published in 1839, it is still a marvelous introduction to the wildlife, nature and allure of South America.
$16.00

Galapagos, A Natural History

GPS03
Michael Jackson
University of Calgary Press
1995
316
1895176409
PAPER
Natural History
1
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide to the natural history of the Galapagos is practically mandatory reading -- the single best introduction to the geology and climate, habitats, plants, birds, animals, ecology and evolution.
$29.95

Galapagos Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide

GPS38
David Horwell, Pete Oxford
Bradt Publications
2011
156
1841623601
PAPER
Field Guide
1
0
0
0
With chapters on visitor sites, history, conservation and habitats, this compact photographic guide introduces birds, reptiles, marine and other life of the archipelago.
$22.99

Insight Guide Ecuador and Galapagos

EDR01
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
352
1780053746
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide presents the natural history, politics, culture, wildlife and attractions of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with style and authority.
$24.99

Galapagos Islands Explorer Map

GPS68
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2009
1
0954272720
MAP
Reference
1
0
0
0
Not just handy for keeping track of your Galapagos cruise, this detailed map (1:400,000) of the islands includes illustrated biographies of famous visitors and a wildlife guide.
$12.95

Ecuador Adventure Map

EDR22
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1566955475
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided, waterproof map covers Ecuador in splendid detail (1:750:00) and also includes a Galapagos map (1:1 million).
$11.95

Galapagos Islands Map

GPS06
ITMB
ITMB
2012
1
1553415590
MAP
Reference
1
0
0
0
This full-color map of the Galapagos at a scale of 1:420,000, printed on water- and tear-resistant paper, shows in detail major features, topography and visitor sites. With a large city plan of Quito on the reverse.
$12.95

Charles Darwin Slept Here

GPS71
John Woram
2005
441
0976933608
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
John Woram recounts with verve and humor the human history of the archipelago, featuring a colorful cast of buccaneers, scientists and adventurers. With archival drawings, maps and extensive notes.
$27.95

The Galapagos Affair

GPS69
John Treherne
Gardners Books
2002
240
0712668233
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Colorful early settlers including Dr. Ritter, Baroness Wagner von Bosquet and her three lovers and sturdy Margaret Wittmer enliven John Trehorne's riveting, real-life tale of murder in paradise.
$29.95

Galapagos, World's End

GPS01
William Beebe
Dover Publications
1988
442
0486256421
PAPER
Exploration
1
0
0
0
This wry, wonderfully evocative account of a 1924 scientific expedition includes an excellent chapter on the human history of the Galapagos.
$19.95

The Boy on the Back of the Turtle

GPS65
Paul Quarrington
Douglas & McIntyre
2003
247
1550547011
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Humorist, novelist and family man on a quest, Quarrington offers an entertaining account of a Galapagos voyage in the company of his seven-year-old daughter and 70-year-old father.
$14.95

Galapagos, A Novel

GPS10
Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press
1986
283
0385333870
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this madcap classic, Vonnegut's narrator lives in a future where the human race has been wiped out -- all except for a small group who boarded the "nature cruise of the century" only to get stranded in the Galapagos.
$17.00

Galapagos, Through Writers' Eyes

GPS89
John Hickman (Editor)
Sickle Moon
2009
225
1906011109
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Hickman weaves original accounts by Galapagos whalers, gentleman pirates, fitful castaways, settlers and scientists, including Ambrose Crowley, Herman Melville, Charles Darwin and William Beebe, in these tales of the colorful human history of the archipelago.
$35.00

The Evolution of Jane

GPS30
Cathleen Schine
Mariner Books
2011
256
054752031X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Setting her novel on a Galapagos cruise, Schine mixes psychological insight and travel with impressive musings on Darwin and modern evolutionary theory in this fast-paced tale.
$14.95

Evolution's Workshop

GPS50
Edward J. Larson
Hachette
2002
320
0465038115
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A vivid history of the Galapagos and the role of the islands as a crucible of evolutionary ideas, written by a Pulitzer Prize winner. Larson covers Darwin and the discovery of the islands, the visits of Hancock and Beebe, the influence of the United States during WWII and the establishment of the national park.
$16.95

Galapagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin's Cradle of Evolution

GPS86
Carol Ann Bassett
National Geographic
2009
304
1426204027
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
Bassett focuses on not only the threats to the Galapagos but also the dedicated and often colorful biologists, conservationists and others working to protect the archipelago in this eloquent, accessible field report.
$26.00

Galapagos, A Natural History

GPS57
J.C. Kricher
Princeton University Press
2006
221
069112633X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A lively, compact natural history of the islands and their role in evolutionary thought. It's a wide-ranging overview that features chapters on human history, geology, setting, Darwin, tortoises, reptiles, birds and sea creatures.
$25.95

Galapagos, Exploring Darwin's Tapestry

GPS91
John Hess
University of Missouri Press
2009
188
0826218377
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Professor Hess pulls off the rare trick of being both scientifically accurate and inviting in this illustrated coffee-table primer on Galapagos, its geology, evolution and magnificent wildlife.
$49.95

Galapagos, Islands Born of Fire

GPS28
Tui De Roy
Princeton University Press
2010
168
0691146373
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
A stunning celebration of the landscapes, wildlife and habitats of the Galapagos by a photographer who was raised in the archipelago. Tenth anniversary edition.
$29.95

Galapagos, The Islands That Changed the World

GPS78
Paul D. Stewart
Yale University Press
2007
240
0300122306
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Stewart and co-authors, associated with the BBC natural history unit, present the natural and human history of the islands in this wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated book, the companion to the BBC series.
$35.00

Lonesome George, The Life and Loves of the World's Most Famous Tortoise

GPS70
Henry Nicholls
Trafalgar Square
2010
231
0330450115
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
The lone tortoise from Isla Pinta, corralled at the Charles Darwin Station since 1971 until his death in 2012, stands at the center of Nicholl's witty, affectionate tale of conservation, biology and hope.
$24.99

The Beak of the Finch

GPS08
Jonathan Weiner
Vintage Books
1995
332
067973337X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This Pulitzer Prize-winning work is an accessible look at the modern debate on the mode and rhythm of evolution, using the story of Peter and Rosemary Grant and their ground-breaking field work on Daphne Major as an example.
$17.00

The Galapagos, A Natural History

GPS114
Henry Nicholls
Hachette
2014
224
0465035973
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Editor of the Galapagos Conservation Trust magazine and author of Lonesome George, Henry Nicholls charts the human and natural history of the archipelago from its fiery origins through famous visitors and current conservation challenges.
$27.99

Birds of Ecuador, A Field Guide

EDR08
Paul Greenfield, Robert Ridgely
Cornell University Press
2001
740
0801487218
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, gorgeous and exhaustively researched field guide to the birds of Ecuador (and adjacent countries), featuring 96 color plates. It's also the best bird guide for travelers in the Peruvian Amazon.
$55.00

Birds, Mammals and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

GPS49
Andy Swash, Robert Stills
Yale University Press
2006
168
0300115326
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This strikingly compact, comprehensive field guide features 500 color photographs, distribution maps and information on status, habitat and behavior.
$35.00

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

GPS34
David Pearson, Les Beletsky (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
485
1566565308
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An excellent guide to Ecuador's wildlife, featuring concise descriptions and color illustrations of 500 frequently encountered reptiles and amphibians, birds, mammals and insects. The Galapagos Islands get a separate chapter and section of illustrations.
$29.95

Galapagos Wildlife

GPS51
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2014
158355081X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
1
0
0
0
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered birds, mammals and reptiles of the Galapagos.
$7.95

Marine Life of the Galapagos

GPS56
Pierre Constant
Odyssey Publications
2006
307
9622177670
PAPER
Field Guide
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "A Diver's Guide to the Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and Other Marine Animals," this compact Odyssey Guide features 288 color photographs of fish and invertebrates, maps, plans and dive information.
$24.95

Reef Fish Identification, Galapagos

DIV04
Paul Humann
New World Publications
2003
200
1878348353
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With its hundreds of well-chosen color photographs and descriptions, this field guide is essential for underwater enthusiasts.
$39.95

Wildlife of the Galapagos

GPS47
Julian Fitter, Daniel Fitter, David Hosking (Photographer)
Princeton University Press
2016
272
0691170428
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact identification guide to Galapagos nature and wildlife, featuring over 650 color photographs, an overview of the history, climate, evolution and geology of the islands, and helpful full-color visitor site maps.
$19.95

Galapagos, The Islands That Changed the World

GPS79
Paul D. Stewart (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2007
6311363887
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This stunning, three-part BBC documentary captures the rugged beauty, allure and wildlife of the islands. Narrated by Tilda Swinton. This is the Blu-Ray edition. Runtime: 150 minutes.
$24.98

More Books

Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

SAM02
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin Putnam
1987
280
0140255079
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Matthiessen recounts with wit, insight and style his odyssey to the Amazon and Andes, including Machu Picchu and Tierra del Fuego.
$16.00

In Focus Ecuador, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

EDR02
Wilma Roos, Omer van Renterghem
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
100
1566563852
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This slim guide provides a lively overview of Ecuador’s history, cultural heritage and political, environmental and economic challenges.
$12.95

Odyssey Guide Galapagos

GPS20
Pierre Constant
Odyssey Publications
2010
316
9622177662
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated handbook by a veteran naturalist-guide covers the geology and geography, history and wildlife of the islands. With 70 sketch maps of landing sites, 180 color photographs and island-by-island descriptions.
$24.95

Flowering Plants of the Galapagos

GPS40
Conley McMullen, Ghillean Prance (Introduction)
Cornell University Press
1999
370
0801486211
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Indispensable for the botanically minded, this excellent guide features color photographs of 436 species, an overview of ecology and habitats and plant checklists for visitor sites.
$39.95

Moon Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

GPS87
Ben Westwood
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
515
1612388612
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
$21.99

For Kids

Boobies, Iguanas and Other Critters

GPS16
Linda Litteral
American Kestrel
1994
71
1883966019
HARD COVER
Natural History
1/24/2013
0
0
1
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of the Galapagos for ages 10 to 14. Clear, detailed and accurate, it explains the volcanic formation of the islands, ecology, wildlife and scientific research.
$27.25

Eyewitness Bird

BRD04
David Burnie
DK Publishing
2008
64
0756637686
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An introduction to birds, their evolution, biology and behavior, in the graphic Eyewitness style with hundreds of color photographs and drawings of feathers, wings, nests, eggs (and surprisingly few birds!).
$16.99

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin

GBR388
Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2016
44
1250073480
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Sis illuminates Darwin's grand life: his travels, ideas and impact, using watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations. The richly embellished pages feature a gorgeous gatefold spread as well as diary pages, maps and charts.
$8.99

Darwin and Evolution for Kids, His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities

GPS64
Kristan Lawson
Chicago Review Press
2003
160
1556525028
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An interactive, illustrated biography of Darwin for kids ten and up (and their families). The book, which includes hands-on activities, covers Darwin's career from his youth to his mind-expanding voyage aboard the Beagle to the development of the theory of evolution through natural selection.
$16.95

Charles Darwin

NAT109
David King
DK Publishing
2006
128
0756625548
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A new addition to DK's acclaimed Biography series, this is a detailed and accessible chronicle of Darwin's life, sure to grab the interest of younger readers. With more than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations.
$6.99

Inside the Beagle with Charles Darwin

NAT114
Fiona MacDonald
Enchanted Lion Books
2005
48
1592700411
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
MacDonald gives detailed accounts of daily life aboard the Beagle, animals and places encountered, as well as excellent illustrations and a balanced discussion of Darwin's ground-breaking scientific theories. Ages 8 and up.
$19.95

Galapagos Bedtime Stories

GPS76
Paula Tagle Saad
Aa Balkema
2003
89
9978435085
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
1
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
These delightful children's stories, organized by island, were inspired by Saad's many trips as an expedition leader. Each illustrated tale revolves around an animal or incident in the islands, including a newly hatched Waved Albatross, a sea lion pup and a nesting Flightless Cormorant.
$28.00

The Voyage of the Beetle, A Journey Around the World With Charles Darwin

GPS83
Anne H. Weaver
University of New Mexico Press
2007
80
082634304X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Narrated by a bright and witty beetle named Rosie, this illustrated tale introduces Darwin and his ideas to readers of all ages. With beautiful color illustrations, maps and diagrams.
$19.95

The True Adventures of Charley Darwin

GBR818
Carolyn Meyer
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
336
0547415648
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Meyer turns the facts of Darwin's early life in Shrewsbury and his transformation aboard the Beagle into a novel for young adults.
$9.99

Island, A Story of the Galapagos

GPS111
Jason Chin
Henry Holt and Company
2012
36
1596437162
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In vivid color paintings, Chin traces the evolution of the Galapagos Islands from their first fiery eruption from the sea. An engaging picture book for young readers.
$17.99