Galapagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin's Cradle of Evolution (Hardback)Carol Ann Bassett (author)
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Publisher: National Geographic Society
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 27 mm
"A fantastic tutorial for anyone curious about the natural and human health of the island state today." -- Jon Bowermaster, filmmaker, photographer, and writer
"An outstanding saga of a threatened ecosystem...specific and revealing ... a 'must' for any library serious about science and ecological issues." -- Midwest Book Review
"Portrays today's Galapagos caught in a deadly vortex of interests that may destroy one of the world's last Edens."
-- Broadway Books
"Explores the changing landscape of one of the most interesting and biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth."
-- Willamette Week
"If you are looking for an example of the battle between the natural environment and human encroachment, this book provides the perfect case."
-- The Andersen Library Blog
"A vivid, lyrical account of natural wonders and growing threats...invasive species, illegal fishing, political corruption, lack of education, eco-tourism." -- The Denver Post
"Bassett ... uses science, journalism and personal story to illuminate a species ... as a barometer for how the planet is faring." -- The Register-Guard
"Absorbing and convincing..." -- The News-Reporter
..".could have easily been called Gal pagos in the Crosshairs. She makes a passionate case for the preservation of these islands." --American Scientist
"Takes a hard look at the real story: Due to a number of modern-day issues, the islands are in jeopardy." --Cosis.net