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On the backs of tortoises : Darwin, the Galapagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden

by Hennessy, Elizabeth (Author)

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The Galápagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. For sixty years, conservationists have worked to restore this evolutionary Eden after centuries of exploitation at the hands of pirates, whalers, and island settlers. This book tells the story of the islands' namesakes... Full description

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