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Ultimate 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-EXGPS123

Item EXGPS123. Buy these 6 items as a set for $109 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
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, 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

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, 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

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

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

Darwin in Galapagos, Footsteps to a New World

GPS92
Greg Estes, Thalia Grant
Princeton University Press
2009
416
0691142106
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
The duo retraces the five-week visit by Darwin to the Galapagos, both reaching new conclusions about where he went and what he did and tracking other changes in the archipelago over the last 175 years. Greg has been a guide since the 1980s and Thalia is the daughter of finch researcher Peter Grant.
$35.00

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

Floreana, A Woman's Pilgrimage to the Galapagos

GPS18
Margaret Wittmer
Moyer Bell
2013
240
15592100X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Back in print! The remarkable first-hand account of Margret Wittmer, who settled on the island of Floreana in the Galapagos in 1932, including her account of the infamous Galapagos Affair. Witter, well-known to many visitors, lived on the island until her death at 96 in 2000. Her daughter Floreana lives and works on the island at the Wittmer Hotel and son Captain Rolf Wittmer runs the Tip Top boats.
$15.95

Galapagos, In Darwin's Footsteps

GPS109
Mark Newman
Lightning Source
2011
176
1466287713
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Newman writes of his adventures throughout the archipelago, by kayak, foot and aboard the brigadine Schooner, in this anecdotal account of his own travels and those of Darwin.
$12.95

The Boy on the Back of the Turtle

GPS65
Paul Quarrington
Douglas & McIntyre
2003
247
1550547011
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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.
$16.00

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.
$32.95

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

A Sheltered Life, The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise

BST109
Paul Chambers
Oxford University Press
2005
320
0195223969
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A conversational, often enlightening history of human-tortoise interactions from a scientist at London's Natural History Museum.
$40.00

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, 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

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

The Last Tortoise, A Tale of Extinction in Our Lifetime

GPS96
Craig B. Stanford
Belknap Press
2010
210
0674049926
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
A biologist at USC, Stanford draws on his own research for this natural history and eye opening report on the conservation and future of the world's tortoises. He includes not just the giant tortoises of Galapagos and the Indian Ocean but also the striking radiated tortoise of Madagascar, Asian forest tortoise and other lesser known creatures.
$25.50

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

The Fishes of the Galapagos Islands

GPS32
Jack Grove, Robert Lavenberg
Stanford University Press
1997
936
0804722897
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An essential reference documenting 437 species of fish in the Galapagos.
$145.00

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

More Books

The Panama Hat Trail

EDR15
Tom Miller
National Geographic
2001
288
0792263863
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
1
An entertaining and insightful social history of Ecuador -- as told through its hat-making history. It's a classic example of travel writing and one of the best things written on Ecuador.
$14.00

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

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

For Kids

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

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 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.
$18.95

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

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

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

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

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.
$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

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