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Ecuador: Galapagos

Reading and Travel Guide
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-EXGPS138

Item EXGPS138. Buy these 4 items as a set for $74 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Voyage of the Beagle

GPS02
Charles Darwin
Modern Library
2002
468
0375756809
PAPER
Exploration
0
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

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

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

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

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

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Wanderlust, A History of Walking

WLK06
Rebecca Solnit
Penguin Putnam
2001
336
0140286012
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Solnit's wide-ranging, literate and thoroughly enlightening essays on the multiple means of walking touches upon, among many things, the origins of bipedalism, famous flaneurs and walking as a form of rebellion. Terrific.
$18.00

Galapagos, World's End

GPS01
William Beebe
Dover Publications
1988
442
0486256421
PAPER
Exploration
0
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

Naturalists at Sea

NAT279
Glyn Williams
Yale University Press
2013
328
030018073X
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Peopled with wonderful characters and major figures of Enlightenment science -- among them Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Joseph Banks, John Reinhold Forster, Captain Cook, and Charles Darwin.
$38.00

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

The Walker's Anthology

WLK13
Deborah Manley
Trailblazer
2013
160
1905864523
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
1
0
Writers from around the world reflect on the transformative nature of a good stroll in these inspiring quotations and excerpts from literary figures including W.H. Auden, Agatha Christie, Captain James Cook, Charles Dickens, Paul Theroux, Henry David Thoreau, Colin Thubron and Mark Twain.
$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

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, 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

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.
$17.00

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

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

More Books

Treasure Island

PAC25
Robert Louis Stevenson
Atheneum
2003
298
0521485681
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The famous and fabulous adventure story of a boy who finds himself among pirates while searching for buried treasure. Inspired by the Isla de Coco.
$19.99

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

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

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

Galapagos Wildlife

GPS51
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2014
158355081X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
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

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

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

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.
$32.95

For Kids

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

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