Galapagos Giant Tortoises

Galapagos Giant Tortoises brings together researchers and conservationists to share the most up-to-date knowledge of Galapagos giant tortoises. Despite being icons of the world-famous Galapagos Archipelago and the target of more than 50 years of conservation research and management, Galapagos giant tortoise evolution and much of their ecology remained unknown until recently. This book documents the history, the pressing conservation issues, and success stories recovering several of the 15 different species of Galapagos tortoises from near extinction. The book begins with an overview of the history of the relationship between humans and Galapagos giant tortoises, starting from initial heavy exploitation of tortoises by pirates and whalers, and extending to the start of the modern conservation era in the 1960s. The book then shifts to biology, describing Galapagos tortoise evolution, taxonomy, ecology, habitats, reproduction, and behavior. Next the decades of conservation efforts and their results are reviewed, including issues of captive breeding, invasive species, introduced diseases, and de-extinction, as well as the current status and distribution of every species. The final portion of the book turns to four case studies of restoration, and then looks ahead to the future of all tortoise populations.The latest volume in the Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscape series, Galapagos Giant Tortoises is a valuable resource for researchers and conservationists, as well as students of biology, wildlife conservation, and herpetology. Provides a comprehensive overview of the Galapagos giant tortoise species as written and edited by the world’s leading experts Presents examples of restoration of tortoise populations following the near extinction of many of them Describes conservation strategies to ensure the full recovery of all extant species Explores recent efforts using replacement tortoises for extinct species to restore island ecosystems

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 536 pages
  • ISBN : 0128175559
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Galapagos Giant Tortoises

Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 07 November 2020
GET THIS BOOKGalapagos Giant Tortoises

Galapagos Giant Tortoises brings together researchers and conservationists to share the most up-to-date knowledge of Galapagos giant tortoises. Despite being icons of the world-famous Galapagos Archipelago and the target of more than 50 years of conservation research and management, Galapagos giant tortoise evolution and much of their ecology remained unknown until recently. This book documents the history, the pressing conservation issues, and success stories recovering several of the 15 different species of Galapagos tortoises from near extinction. The book begins with an

Galapagos Giant Tortoises

Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 25 November 2020
GET THIS BOOKGalapagos Giant Tortoises

Galapagos Giant Tortoises brings together researchers and conservationists to share the most up-to-date knowledge of Galapagos giant tortoises. Despite being icons of the world-famous Galapagos Archipelago and the target of more than 50 years of conservation research and management, Galapagos giant tortoise evolution and much of their ecology remained unknown until recently. This book documents the history, the pressing conservation issues, and success stories recovering several of the 15 different species of Galapagos tortoises from near extinction. The book begins with an

The Natural History of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise

The Natural History of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise
  • Author : Cruz Marquez
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 04 February 2019
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The first tortoises to accidentally arrive in Galapagos 2-3 million years ago were able to adapt to their harsh environment, find one another, and establish themselves on at first one and then on at least ten islands. By the 1960's, centuries of exploitation by whalers, privateers, traders, collectors and colonists had all but eliminated these enormous lumbering beasts from the landscape. Thanks to the strenuous efforts of scientists and National Park staff, the Galapagos tortoise is once again facing a

A Sheltered Life

A Sheltered Life
  • Author : Paul Chambers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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For millennia the mighty giant tortoises lived in isolation on remote oceanic islands such as the Galapagos, Seychelles and Mauritius. Then in the sixteenth century sailors discovered that they were good to eat, and their strategic location led to a wholesale plunder of their population by passing ships. Later, many Victorian scientists became fascinated with these creatures, directly inspiring the first understanding of ecology and biogeography and Darwin's theory of natural selection. The giant tortoise was also the subject of

The Photo Ark

The Photo Ark
  • Author : Joel Sartore
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis

On the Backs of Tortoises

On the Backs of Tortoises
  • Author : Elizabeth Hennessy
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 29 October 2019
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An insightful exploration of the iconic Galápagos tortoises, and how their fate is inextricably linked to our own in a rapidly changing world 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—the giant tortoises—as coveted food sources, objects of

Giant Galápagos Tortoise

Giant Galápagos Tortoise
  • Author : Tammy Gagne
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release : 15 December 2016
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Giant Galápagos tortoises have roamed the Galápagos Islands for thousands of years, but these creatures almost disappeared from their tropical habitat. Giant Galápagos Tortoise describes the world's largest tortoise, how sailors and invasive species caused its population to dwindle, and how habitat preservation and captive breeding have helped save the species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional

Lost Land of the Dodo

Lost Land of the Dodo
  • Author : Anthony Cheke,Julian P. Hume
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 01 January 2009
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The Mascarene islands in the southern Indian Ocean - Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues - were once home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles. Evolving on these isolated volcanic islands in the absence of mammalian predators or competitors, the land was dominated by giant tortoises, parrots, skinks and geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails & herons, and of course (in Mauritius) the Dodo. Uninhabited and only discovered in the 1500s, colonisation by European settlers in the 1600s led to dramatic

Lonesome George

Lonesome George
  • Author : Henry Nicholls
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 04 April 2006
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Lonesome George is a 5ft long, 200lb tortoise aged between 60 and 200. In 1971 he was discovered on the remote Galapagos island of Pinta, from which tortoises had supposedly been exterminated by greedy whalers and seal hunters. He has been at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz island ever since, on the off-chance that scientific ingenuity will conjure up a way of reproducing him and resurrecting his species. Meanwhile a million tourists and dozens of baffled scientists have looked on

Galápagos

Galápagos
  • Author : Walter Perez,Michael Weisberg
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 14 August 2018
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A lavish photographic celebration that captures the fascinating behaviors of land and sea animals in the Galápagos Islands The Galápagos Islands are home to an amazing variety of iconic creatures, from Giant Tortoises, Galápagos Sea Lions, Galápagos Penguins, and Ghost Crabs to Darwin’s finches, the Blue-footed Booby, and Hummingbird Moths. But how precisely do these animals manage to survive on—and in the waters around—their desert-like volcanic islands, where fresh water is always scarce,

Darwin's Tortoise

Darwin's Tortoise
  • Author : Robin Stewart
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release : 01 March 2006
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Here is the remarkable true story of Charles Darwin's tortoise - Harriet - reputed to be the world's oldest living creature. Now living at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo in Queensland, 175-year old Harriet was shipped by Darwin from the Galapagos Islands to England. From wintry London to the warm humidity of Brisbane, Harriet travelled oceans and highways before finally finding a permanent home at Australia Zoo. Market range- children 11+, non-fiction. Story recently reported in The Herald Sun(Aus), The Courier

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Galapagos Means Tortoises
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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Now in paperback! "The fluent play with words, humorous commentary, and fine pictures offer pleasing fare for reading aloud. . . ." -School Library Journal In verse that sings with lively cadences and rollicking rhymes, award-winning author and illustrator Ruth Heller has captured the spirit and antics of twelve of the Galápagos Islands' most unusual and fascinating creatures. Now available in paperback, this lavishly illustrated gallery showcases the giant tortoises for which the islands were named, as well as sea lions, both

Galapagos George

Galapagos George
  • Author : Jean Craighead George
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 08 April 2014
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This is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world. His story gives us a glimpse of the amazing creatures inhabiting the ever-fascinating Galápagos Islands. Renowned naturalist and bestselling author of the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the critically acclaimed Everglades Jean Craighead George once again introduces children to the wonders

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Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands
  • Author : Bethany Pitts
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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Canoe through the Amazon, explore the bustling capital of Quito, snorkel in the GalApagos, or kick back on the coast: Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Moon Ecuador & the GalApagos Islands. Inside you'll find: -Flexible itineraries for spending time in the Sierras, the Amazon, the coast, Quito, and the GalApagos Islands -Strategic advice for ethical travelers, adventure lovers, budget travelers, history and culture buffs, wellness seekers, and more -Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Hike through the Amazon rainforest, paddle across