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Lonely Planet Watching Wildlife: Galapagos Islands 1st Ed.: 1st Edition [Paperback]

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Nov. 4 2005 Lonely Planet Watching Wildlife
From famous finches to marine iguanas, the Galapagos is a dream location for anyone interested in the natural world. The islands, located off the coast of Ecuador, are home to some of the world's most unusual wildlife. An invaluable guide, Watching Wildlife Galapagos Islands features detailed coverage of conservation issues, ecotourism and natural history, hundreds of colour photographs that highlight the rich variety of fauna, and numerous ways to explore the volcanic beauty ashore or the snorkelling wonders of the seas.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Format April 19 2007
By Renee Thorpe - Published on Amazon.com
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This was hands-down the best wildlife guide we used when visiting the Galapagos Islands.

It's divided by islands but also has sections about the types of mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles for further, in-depth review.

Because visitors reach the islands one-at-a-time, in designated areas and trails, the book is organized exactly to the physical approaches. Really reads quickly, and to the point. Locations totally accurate about nesting areas and sea lion hangouts, but also describes the best geological landmarks. Will help you with itinerary design, with logging your sightings, remembering your trip, and help with virtually all species identification.

Possibly the most user-friendly book LP ever published.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reaction to Lonely Planet Watching Wildlife Galapagos May 14 2007
By B. Holland - Published on Amazon.com
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In anticipation of an upcoming trip to the Galapagos, I looked at a bunch of books before deciding to purchase this one from Lonely Planet. I love the way the book is organized, taking each island and explaining the unique features of that island. After that, the animals and birds are listed so that you can cross reference everything. In addition, there are lots of helpful travel tips in the beginning chapters. Most importantly, the pictures are fantastic!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to See the Differences Between the Islands Jan. 22 2008
By Pat Callahan - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful photography, clear explanation of the differences between the flora and fauna of the various major islands.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect souvenir! Jan. 7 2008
By K. Sendall - Published on Amazon.com
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Very comprehensive and excellent detail. Every mammal, reptile, bird, and fish we delighted in during our Galapagos adventure is thoroughly covered. Detail that memories and photos could never provide.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, comprehensive little guide book! Jan. 6 2014
By Christine - Published on Amazon.com
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Perfect little book to bring along for a Galapagos cruise - or to use to research before heading there. Nicely layed out and illustrated. Still very accurate. Would recommend for anyone who is planning to visit the islands. Just to clarify: This will not replace a comprehensive book about flora / fauna - it's rather a general, well presented overview of what you can see on each island.

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