Monday, June 30, 2014

Galapagos at the Crossroads: pirates, biologists, tourists and creationists battle for Darwin’s cradle of evolution

Title: Galapagos at the Crossroads: pirates, biologists, tourists and creationists battle for Darwin’s cradle of evolution.
Author: Carol Ann Bassett

Call Number: F3741.G2 B37 2009
Location: 2nd Floor Arts and Humanities
Rating: Recommended
Book Review: This was a nice and fairly recent overview of the challenges facing the Galapagos as a result of increased tourism.  The best parts in my mind were the interviews with many of the early individuals involved as naturalists on the islands and hearing how tourists and the impacts of tourism have changed the islands so much.  The early chapters also provide a nice historical perspective showing how travelers' views of the islands have changed through time.
Submitted By: Jason Keller
Department: Biology
Status: Faculty 

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