Saturday, 6 December 2008

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World by Paul D. Stewart

A quality production. Words and pictures would hold up on their own but together we get an eye popping glimpse into these famous islands and the wildlife that has played a role in perhaps the single best idea anyone ever had.

In particular I appreciated the discussion of bio-geography which was one of the key bits of evidence that Darwin had spotted and covered in "The Origin" but which is so often glossed over nowadays.

A great read in it's own sake, but the book also contains a gazetteer and guide to visits to the islands, so if you are planning such a trip, then this book will help you get the most out of such an adventure.

Go read it.

Four out of five stars.

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