New & noteworthy
Galapagos, Preserving Darwin’s Legacy, by Tui de Roy, 2009
Galapagos, Both sides of the Coin, by Pete Oxford & Graham Watkins, 2009
Darwin in Galapagos, Footsteps to a New World, by Greg Estes & Thalia Grant, 2009
Galapagos, Exploring Darwin’s Tapestry, by John Hess, 2009
Galapagos at the Crossroads; Pirates, Biologists, Tourists and Creationists Battle for Darwin’s Cradle of Evolution, by Carol Ann Bassett, 2009
Best Field guides
Galapagos, A Natural History Guide, by Michael Jackson
A Traveler’s Guide to the Galapagos Islands, by Barry Boyce
Galapagos Wildlife, by David Horwell & Pete Oxford, Brandt Publication
Galapagos, Reef Fish Identification Guide, by Paul Human
Lightweight and easy to pack
Galapagos, Smithsonian Natural History Series, by JC Kricher,
The Enchanted Isles, by Herman Melville, paperback
Galapagos, A Novel, by Kurt Vonnegut, paperback
The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin, in paperback
On Natural Selection, Charles Darwin, Penguin Books
Galapagos, World’s End, by William Beebe
On the Origin of Species, The Illustrated Edition, by Charles Darwin & David Quamman
The Beak of the Finch, by Jonathan Weiner (Pulitzer Prize-winning book)
The Reluctant Mr Darwin, by David Quammen,
Charles Darwin, The Concise story of an extraordinary man, by Tim Berra
Galapaogs Affair: Satin came to Eden (2013) murder mystery documentary
Galapagos 3D with David Attenborough (SKY) (2013) nature documentary series
Creation (2010) starring Paul Bettany as Charles Darwin, Jennifer Connelly as Emma
Master & Commander, The Far Side of the World (2008) starring Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany
Galapagos, The Islands that Changed the World (2007) Tilda Swinton
Galapagos (IMAX) (2002) follow marine biologist Carole Baldwin to the ocean floor
Field guides - General
A Natural History, THE GALAPAGOS
2014, 195 pages, science writer Nicholls offers a lively natural and human history of the archipelago, charting its course from deserted wilderness to biological testing ground and global eco-tourism hot spot. He draws vivid portraits of the life forms found in Galapagos capturing its awe-inspiring landscapes, understated flora, and stunning wildlife. He also reveals the immense challenges facing the islands, which must continuously balance conservation and ever-encroaching development.
Galapagos (Smithsonian Natural History Series)
2002, 236 pages. A lively natural history of the Islands and their role in evolutionary thought by a favorite author. Kricher's book includes an island-by-island synopsis and survey of recent conservation efforts in his wide-ranging overview including human history, geology, setting, Darwin, tortoises, reptiles, sea birds and creatures all written with wit and admirable clarity.
BIRDS, MAMMALS and REPTILES of the GALAPAGOS ISLAND
2001, 168 pages, WILD Guides, Yale University Press, New Haven CT. A pocket sized identification guide featuring 53 color plates, 78 distribution maps and information on status, habitat and behavior for practically all of the birds, mammals and reptiles found in the archipelago.
GALAPAGOS, A NATURAL HISTORY GUIDE
1985 1 st edition, 1993 2 nd edition, 316 pages, University of Calgary Press . A one-volume, handy and comprehensive introduction to the natural history of Galapagos- mandatory reading for every visitor. While not an ecology text, this accessible guide gives a detailed overview of the habitats, plants, birds, and animals of the islands. It also includes a useful bibliography, wildlife checklists and a list of plants by vegetation zone.
KEY ENVIRONMENTS, GALAPAGOS
1984, 321 pages, Pergamon Press, Oxford , UK . A most useful assemblage of individual essays by eminent scientists on various aspects of Galapagos geology, climate, flora and fauna. Also published The Galapagos Islands in 1972 by Dodd Mead , New York
DARWIN'S ISLANDS, A Natural History of the Galapagos
1971, 322 pages, The Natural History Press, Garden City, New Jersey, published for the American Museum of Natural History. This book is out of print, but worth a visit to the library for a copy of this classic first guide book written on the Galapagos. Ian Thorton has traveled extensively over the islands, studying the plants, insects, birds, reptiles and native mammals. The result of his observations together with the findings of the most respected naturalists, are clearly summarized in this volume. Thorton emphasizes the dangers of extinction and the immediate need for effective conservation measures.
Field guides - Birds
40 Years of Evolution, Darwin’s Finches on Daphne Major Island
2014, 417 pages, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species.
How and Why Species Multiply; The Radiation of Darwin’s Finches
2007, 200 pages, this is the life's work of two of evolutionary biology's greatest advocates, Peter and Rosemary Grant. In this book they meld insights from geography, behaviour, ecology and genetics to paint a complex but compelling picture of the evolutionary process. [A] must-have primer for any biology student.
2000, 272 pages, University of California Press . A field guide and illustrated survey of the wildlife of the Galapagos featuring 640 color photographs and illustrations of all the birds with field notes, maps and wildlife checklist.
ECOLOGY and the EVOLUTION of DARWIN'S FINCHES
1999 2 nd edition, 512 pages with foreword by Jonathan Weiner, Princeton University Press 1986, 1 st edition, 458 pages, Princeton University Press, This comprehensive study of Darwin's finches, including a forward by Jonathan Weiner (author of Beak of the Finch) and an update by the author - who has devoted his life's work to the evolution and ecology of these omni-present Galapagos birds. For those not put off by charts and tables and the language of population ecology, it's a fascinating book.
A GUIDE to the BIRDS of the GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
1996, 144 pages, This field guide describes and illustrates all the Galapagos birds. Designed for the casual traveler as well as the keen birder, it features 32 color plates and general information on habitats and evolution.
Evolutionary Dynamics of a Natural Population, The Large Cactus Finch of the Galapagos
1989, 350 pages, University of Chicago Press , The result of one of the most detailed and careful examination of the behavior and ecology of a vertebrate ever conducted in the wild. This study of the Large Cactus Finch of the Galapagos addresses one of the major questions in evolutionary biology. By documenting the full range of variation within one population of a species, the authors provide impressive evidence that species are capable of evolutionary change within observable periods of time.
The Collins Field Guide to The BIRDS of GALAPAGOS
1989, 160 pages, Stephen Green Press, Inc/ Viking Penguin, Inc First published in Britain in 1974 by William Collins Sons & Co, Ltd. and revised in 1982. This early volume details birds found in Galapagos with 12 plates and 68 line illustrations by Barry Kent Mackay, including endemic species as well as migrants and accidental species organized by their respective families. The small-size format is very practical for keen birders and eco-tourists alike.
GALAPAGOS, Islands of Birds
1968, Longsmans, London and Green, New York, out of print, interesting descriptions of birds of the Galapagos along with the author's account of his year on an uninhabited island there when it was still possible to do so.
Field Guides - Marine Life
The DIVING GUIDE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
2004, 208 pages, Cruising Guides Publications, Inc, Dunedin, Florida, an illustrated guide to 43 popular dive site and dozens of land tours throughout the archipelago.
REEF FISH Identification Guide, GALAPAGOS
2003, 1993, 240 pages, New World Publications. A comprehensive photographic guide to the fishes of Galapagos back in print with the second edition. With its hundreds of well-chosen color photos and brief descriptions, this practical field guide is essential for divers and underwater enthusiasts. Along with three co-authors, Paul Human published in 2004 the Reef Fish Identification to the Tropical Pacific. www.fishid.com
Field Guide to Crustaceans of Galapagos; An illustrated Guidebook to the Barnacles, Shrimps, Lobsters and crabs of the Galapagos Islands
2000, 156 pages, Sugar Spring Press.
A Field Guide to the Marine Molluscs of Galapagos
1999, 150 pages, 196 photographs, various illustrations, Sugar Spring Press, Lexington , VA. More than 250 species of the most common and characteristic of Galapagos intertidal and shallow-water molluscs. Includes identification features, glossary and index to scientific names.
A FIELD GUIDE TO THE SEA STARS and Other ECHINODERMS of GALAPAGOS
1998, 83 pages, 127 photographs, Sugar Spring Press, Lexington, VA, This book is a compact field guide to the commonly encountered echinoderms of the Galapagos Islands, an exotic and colorful group that includes sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, heart urchins, sand dollars and sea cucumbers. The author taught zoology and animal physiology at Washington & Lee University and has continued his research on Galapagos marine invertebrates since 1989.
A Field Guide to Corals and Radiates of Galapagos
The newest in the Galapagos Marine Life Series available at www.galapagosmarine.com This book is of particular interest to scuba divers especially those visiting Wolf and Darwin
THE FISHES OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
1997, 863 pages, Stanford University Press, richly illustrated and including 32 pages of full color. This comprehensive volume of work treats 444 species (some of which are newly recorded) all present within 100 km of the Galapagos. Of special interest to evolutionists and biogeographers is the high level of endemisim; 41 fishes are only known in Galapagos. This is the most complete listing of marine reference on the Galapagos ever compiled including unpublished information about El Nino, sea floor topography, oceanography, and evolution of fishes.Co-author Jack Grove is a former Galapagos naturalist, marine biologist, underwater photographer/ dive master, founder of Conservation International and co-founder of Zegrahm Expeditions. Preservation of marine biodiversity in oceans in all corners of the world has been a driving force in his career for over two decades.
WHALES, DOLPHINS, and PORPOISES
1995, New York : DK Publishing, One of the best whale identification books, illustrations are numerous and incredibly well done and help in identification.
Galapagos Marine Invertebrates: Taxonomy, Biogeography and Evolution in Darwin's Islands
1991. After a review of the islands' oceanographic and geologic settings, contributions utilize a taxonomic approach to explore: the genera and species of shallow-water invertebrates, biogeographic affinities, factors controlling the occurrence of species in the islands, localities and habitats, and evolutionary relationships with species in other parts of the world. The volume focuses exclusively on marine invertebrate fauna, with the exception of a chapter on land snails, which rounds out coverage of the phylum Mollusca.
A FIELD GUIDE TO THE FISHES OF GALAPAGOS
1988, Wilmont Books, Libri Mundi, Quito , A convenient pocket guide with color paintings by a local artist and naturalist.
FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COAST
1988, Palo Alto , CA , Stanford University Press. This guidebook will familiarize you with the fishes of the Pacific coast including the Galapagos Islands . Each species is shown in full color, inexpensive and very informative.
Corals and Coral Reefs of the Galapagos Islands
1984, University of California
THREE ADVENTURES, Galapagos, Titicaca, The Blue Holes
1973, Doubleday & Co, New York , 304 pages, translated from French, undersea discoveries of famed scuba diver Jacques Cousteau aboard his vessel Calupso.
SPLENDORS OF THE SEA, The Photographs of Norbert Wu
1994, 252 pp., Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. A spectacle of color and beauty, with photographs taken from all over the world, including the Galapagos Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Borneo and others, each image an awesome testimony to the diversity and complexity of this virtually untouched wilderness beneath the waves. Wu's photographic skill combines an artist's eye with training and experience as a marine biologist and his fascination with his subject matter is not only reflected in the drama of his photographs, but also in the accompanying text.
GALAPAGOS, A TERRESTRIAL and MARINE PHENOMENON
1988, 128 pp, Publishers Group West, Emeryville CA, out of print, Paul Human is one of the world's oremost marine life photographers and authors. He has published several books including Galapagos, The Reef Fish identification Guide . Paul has visited the islands on numerous occasions and has made over 600 dives there. This exquisite coffee table book features over 200 color photographs of the landscapes and seascapes that make the Galapagos truly unique.
SUBTIDAL GALAPAGOS, Exploring the Waters of Darwin 's Islands
1986, 155 pp, Camden House Publishing, Ltd. James Cribb is a well known Canadian underwater photographer whose work has appeared in various books and magazines. Subtidal Galapagos is a celebration of a rare and beautiful underwater world, and its fabulous photography and interesting narrative will serve to inspire others to dive one of the world's most unusual realms.
Field Guides - Plants
FLOWERING PLANTS of the GALAPAGOS
1999, Comstock Publishing, Cornell University Press. A much welcome field guide to 436 species of flowering plants, featuring McCullen's own color photographs, an overview of ecology and habitats, and an extremely useful botanical checklist.
Field Guide and Travel Journal, PLANTS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
1984, University Books, New York, one of the first guide books covering specifically the unusual botanical wonders found throughout the six zones of vegetation in Galapagos.
FLORA of the GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
1971, Stanford University Press, highly academic, scientific key to the plants found in the Galapagos.
The STARS: A New Way to See Them
1980 Boston : Houghton Mifflin, absolutely the best, easiest to read guide to the stars and relatively inexpensive. A great beginners astronomy text, with clear explanations of the seasons, the zodiac, time and time zones, planets and light years. There are excellent sky charts and
GEOLOGY and the PETROLOGY of the GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
One of the only books on Galapagos geography.
Fiction & Non-Fiction
2009, Imagine Publishing, a reflection of the many complexities of the modern day Galapagos, written by former Darwin Station Director and Galapagos guide & photographer, a powerful reminder there are 30,000 residents living permanently in the Islands in four towns. Review and order here: https://www.imaginebks.com/adult/galapagos_both.html
Lonesome George, The Life and Loves of a Conservation Icon
2006, 249 pages, printed before the giant tortoises death in 2013, Lonesome George was discovered in 1971 on the remote Island of Pinta, the last of his species. He lived at the Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island ever since. Attempts by scientists to get George to mate were not successful. This is a story of Darwin, sexual dysfunction, adventure on the high season, cloning, DNA fingerprinting, and eco-tourism.
GALAPAGOS at the Crossroads, Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin’s Cradle of Evolution
2009, 302 pages, National Geographic, Washington DC, as eloquent as it is alarming, Bassett’s portrait of today’s Galapagos depicts a deadly collision of economics, politics, and the environment that may destroy one of the world’s last Eden.
Charles Darwin Slept Here
2005, 441 pages, historian John Woram recounts with verve and humor the human history of the archipelago, featuring a colorful cast of buccaneers, scientists and adventurers.
MASTER and COMMANDER
2003, 459 pages, First published in 1970 by William Collins Sons & Co, Ltd. London U.K. and again in paperback in 1990 by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. New York , U.S. as part of the Aubrey/Maturin Series and released as a major motion picture in 2003. Captain Jack Aubrey, along with the aid of his friend Stephen Maturin, the ship's surgeon, and his crew engage in one thrilling battle after another, their journey culminating in a clash with the mighty Spanish frigate against whose guns and manpower outmatch the tiny Sophie set during the 19 th century while Britain is at war with Napoleon's France.
The Making of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World: The Official Guide to the Major Motion Picture
2004, Director Peter Weir's adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's popular sea novels was a hit with critics and viewers alike, garnering an Oscar nomination for best picture. This book takes readers deep behind the scenes; it also has a chapter on O'Brian and a glossary of nautical terms. An attractive presentation with 200 color photographs.
The ENCHANTED ISLES
2002, Hespersus Press Limited, A new British publisher had the idea of releasing Herman Melville's wonderfully strange account of the Galapagos as a short book. Not exactly an inviting description of you-know-where, but that's how Herman Melville began his description of The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles . This series of ten island sketches first appeared in installments in Putnam's Monthly Magazine in 1854, and later as part of The Piazza Tales . Melville's masterpiece is now available in a slim (100 pages) paperback edition from Hesperus Press. It's fiction of course, but there's no better description of Galápagos
PLUNDERING PARADISE, The Hand of Man on the Galapagos Islands
2002, 345 pp., Harper Collins Publishers, New York , NY . Plundering Paradise is an inside look at the Galapagos as seen through the eyes of the people who actually live there. D'Orso follows a group of offbeat modern-day islanders and also tells the stories of earlier settlers. This is a tale of alarm and of crisis, but also of hope, as the men and women who treasure the beauty and wonder of these ageless islands gather their forces to fight and protect them.
EVOLUTION'S WORKSHOP, God and science of the Galapagos Islands
2001, 320 pp., Basic Books, member of the Perseus Books Group, New York , NY . Though Darwin gets most of the credit, the Galapagos have been host to dozens of scientists and explorers since Fray Tomas de Berlanga happened upon the archipelago in 1535. Pulitzer Prize-winning Edward Larson captures the thrill of the islands in his wonderfully readable history of scientific exploration of the Galapagos - and the role of the islands as a crucible of evolutionary ideas. Don't be put off by the subtitle! It's a vivid tale of buccaneers, adventurers, lunatics, gentlemen and scientists.
MINUTES to BURN
2001, 414 pp. Cliff Street Books, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. New York , NY . If you liked " Jurassic Park " and movies like "Predator," then Gregg Andrew Hurwitz's latest novel is a heart-thumping, edge- of-the-seat gripping read. The story is set in the year 2007 in the Galapagos, the closest islands to the Tectonic Plates, where major earthquakes release dormant critters resembling Godzilla. Since the earthquake, stories of tree monsters have emerged, livestock have disappeared and most of the island inhabitants have fled, leaving the scientists stranded. Will the Navy SEAL team survive and kill the mother and the larva? Will humanity survive if one of these creatures swim to unknown parts and multiplies? The action stays taunt from the beginning to the last page. Heart-palpitating lines keep your eyes glued to the pages.
In the HEART of the SEA: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
2000, 302 pages, Viking, New York , Philbrick restores this epic story which inspired the climactic scene in Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex
Written by first mate, Owen Chase of his first hand account of the riveting life-and-death saga of man against the deep that inspired the writing of Moby Dick.
RESTORING the TORTOISE DYNASTY, The Decline and Recovery of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise
1999, 53 pages, Published by The Charles Darwin Foundation, Quito . This is a story of dedication to the vision of the founders of the Charles Darwin Foundation, who believed in the possibility of saving the unique giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands through scientific study written by a long time conservationist living in Galapagos.
The BOY on the BACK of a TURTLE, Seeking God, Quince marmalade and the Fabled Albatross on Darwin's Islands
1997, Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada, 2003 published in the United States. The author ponders questions great and small as he takes a journey to Galapagos in the company of his daughter and father aboard the M/V Corinthian. This book is equal parts memoir, travel book and good old-fashioned yarn.
DARWIN'S GHOST, The Origin of Species Updated
1999, Doubleday, London U.K, and 2000, Random House, New York , NY , 377 pp. Jones has been called "the British Carl Sagan" because of his prominence as a popularizer of science. Using contemporary examples - he shows the power and immediacy of Darwin 's great argument. Filled with anecdotes, humor and the very latest research, Darwin's Ghost is a popular, readable and comprehensive account of the science that makes life make scence.
THE EVOLUTION of JANE
1999, The story of a recently divorced young woman and her discoveries on Darwin 's Islands , It mixes psychological insights with straightforward travelogue and some heady commentary on modern evolutionary theory. Under the cover of Darwin 's theory of evolution, its really about the nature of friendship. Set in the Galapagos, the author has done her homework well.
The SONG of the DODO: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
1996, Scribner , New York Quammen takes on the fascinating topic of the islands and the way the process of extinction operates within their limited confines. Armed with a Guggenheim Fellowship, the author spent eight years in extensive travel exploring around the world
The PIAZZA TALES
1996, Hespersus Press Limited, Melville's experiences as a whaler informed not only his great novel, Moby Dick, but "The Encantadas", one of the outstanding tales found in this collection. These short stories on the Galapagos Islands capture the volcanic nature of this bewitched paradise.
A Visit to Galapagos
1994, 64 pages, Harry N. Abrams Publishers, New York , artist Katie Lee provides beautifully illustrated images of Galapagos wildlife.
The BEAK of the FINCH, A Story of Evolution in our Time
1993, 332 pages, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, This Pulitzer Prize-winning work is an accessible look at the modern debate on evolution - using the story of Peter and Rosemary Grant - evolutionary biologists and Princeton University scientists and their field work on Daphne Major as an example.
CLINKER ISLANDS : A complete History of the Galapagos Archipelago
1993, 276 pages, McGuinn & McGuire Publishing, Bradenton , Florida , The only one of its kind, this is an extraordinary social history of the islands, covering 450 years. Filled with pirate rendezvous, naval battles, convict revolts, and shipwrecks - the most complete single volume history of the Galapagos ever written.
The ENCHANTED ISLANDS : The Galapagos Discovered
1985, 1991, Tanager Books, Chronicles the strange and haunted lives of those who made the island's discovery and colonization.
FLOREANA, A Woman's Pilgrimage to the Galapagos
1989, 240 pages, Moyer Bell Limited, First published in German in 1959 and later translated to English in 1961. This is the remarkable first-hand account of Margret Wittmer, who settled the island of Floreana with her family in 1932. Leaving their home in Europe to seek a new life in a place untouched by civilization, they settled in a cave and later on Black Beach . This personal account is full of exotic adventure and the joys and tragedies of a lifetime.
MY FATHER'S ISLAND, A Galapagos Quest
1989, 303 pages, Viking Penguin, Inc., New York , NY , Eloquent, magical and enthralling, My Father's Island is a unique coming-of-age story. Part mystery, part adventure inspired by a first glimpse of the enchanted isles. The author sets out on an odyssey of discovery to find decendants of the Angermeyer brothers now living in Galapagos. What began as an attempt to solve a mystery of her father's tragic death was to end with a vision.
GALAPAGOS, A Novel
1986, 295 pp., Delacorte Press/ Seymour Lawrence, New York, NY, savagely funny, this satire is set in the port city of Guayaquil and the Galapagos. Its narrator looks back from the future on the "nature cruise of the century" where he and fellow passengers inexplicable survive the extinction of the human race. This fast-read novel is great fun.
The GALAPAGOS AFFAIR
1983, 223 pages, Random House, Inc, New York, and published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, Ltd. in 1983. A gripping account of a series of strange events that took place on the remote Galapagos island of Floreana in the 1930s which has mystified investigators ever since. The Galapagos Affair is a true story of intrigue and disappearance involving a handful of characters alone on a desert island. The author, a Cambridge University zoologist, came to Galapagos to do scientific research and stumbled upon the story and set out to find the clues and try to solve this mystery.
The Galapagos Islands
1972, 92 pages illustrated with black and white photographs, Dodd, Mead & Company, In 1964, the author Roger Perry was appointed director of the Darwin Station in the Galapagos Islands as a UNESCO specialist in wildlife conservation. He lived in the islands for six years during which time he traveled and worked among the great volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina and in distant parts of the islands seldom seen by visitors.
GALAPAGOS; The Flow of Wildness, Volumes 1 and 2
1968, Sierra Club & Ballantine Books, New York, an oversized book of stunning color plates by Ellior Porter of Galapagos flora, fauna and landscapes, Volume one includes writing of early explorers, and writers, sailors and scientists. The second volume is the author's island-by-island commentary.
GALAPAGOS, The Noah's Ark of the Pacific
1961, Doubleday & Co, New York, 192 pages, a young scientist tells of his own personal experiences on the two trips he made there in 1954 and in 1957 accompanied by Life magazine photographers. His descriptions of the various animals and their habits - are striking and extremely entertaining.
The ENCHANTED ISLANDS
1947, J.P. Putnam's Sons, New York
VOYAGE to GALAPAGOS
1936, Harcourt, Brave and Company, San Diego
SATAN CAME to EDEN
1936, Harper and Brothers, New York , 1935 Jarrolds, London
GALAPAGOS; WORLD'S END
1924, C.P. Putnam and Sons, New York , NY 1988, 442 pp., Dover Publications Inc, New York, NY, a vivid account of a scientific expedition to the islands with 114 illustrations including 24 color plates and maps. Full of detailed observations on nature, geology and wildlife by William Beebe, it also includes a chapter the Baroness and other eccentric early colonists. A contemporary reviewer wrote, "Galapagos, World's End" is a glorious book. It is high romance, exact science and wild adventure."
Darwin & Evolution
2010, x pages, Princeton University Press, Grant and Estes meticulously retrace Darwin's island expeditions, taking you on an unforgettable guided tour. Drawing from Darwin's original logs from the Beagle, the latest findings by Darwin scholars and modern science, and their own intimate knowledge of the archipelago, offering a rare insights into Darwin's thinking about evolution in the context of the actual locales that inspired him. You can order this book here: https://press.princeton.edu/titles/8994.html
Charles Darwin, The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man
2009, 114 pages, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. This small gem of a book includes 20 color plates and 60 black and white illustrations, along with a list of Darwin’s publications and a chronology of his life, written by Tim Berra, professor emeritus of evolution, ecology and organismal biology at Ohio State University. He is also the author of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism.
Darwin’s Sacret Cause, How a Hatred of Slavery shaped Darwin’s Views on Human Evolution
2009, 484 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston- New York. The authors restore the missing moral core of Darwin’s evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about human origins.
Charles Darwin on the Origin of Species, The Illustrated Edition
2008, 544 pages, Sterling Publishing New York – London. This new edition of Darwin’s masterwork, edited and illustrated by award winning science journalist and author David Quamman, gives us unprecedented insight into the development of the theory of evolution by natural selection – and into the life and times of the discoverer with more than 300 illustrations.
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution
2006, 304 pages, Atlas Books, W. W. Norton & Co, New York. Quammen has almost as tough a job to impress upon a pious and skeptical readership as Darwin did when he published On the Origin of Species in 1859 an overwhelming weight of evidence in favor of their unsettling view of life.
From So Simple a Beginning
2006, 1706 pages, W.W. Norton & Co, New York, London, the four principle works of Charles Darwin collected within a single volume in their entirety and in the original editions. In six essays that tie the four works together, Edward Wilson, a contemporary biologist explains how Darwin conceived the idea of evolution by natural selection and tested it before releasing (in his words) the “one long argument”.
Darwin Loves You, Natural Selection and the Re-enchantment of the World
2006, 304 pages, Princeton University Press, Levine makes a moving case for an enchanted secularism – a commitment to the value of the natural world and the human striving to understand it.
Darwin, Discovering the Tree of Life
2005, 256 pages, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, the author and curator of the Darwin Exhibit scours the notes Darwin wrote for clues to the pivotal moment when Darwin stopped being an inquisitive creationist and became an evolutionist. This book reveals the intellectual and intuitive leaps taken by the man who spawned the theory of evolution.
The Darwin Conspiracy, a Novel
2005, 309 pages, Alfred A. Knopf, In this riveting new novel, John Darton transports us to Victorian England and around the world to reveal the secrets of a legendary 19th century figure. Darton elegantly blends the power of fact and the insights of fiction to explore the many mysteries attached to the life and work of Charles Darwin.
DARWIN: The Indelible Stamp
2005, 1260 pages, Running Press, Philadelphia/ London. Here for the first time in one huge volume, are four of the most influential works by Charles Darwin: On the Origin of Species, The Voyage of the Beagle, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals and The Descent of Man. Each book in the anthology is illuminated by commentary from Nobel Laureate James D. Watson.
Evolution, A remarkable history of a scientific theory
2004, 337 pages, The Modern Library, New York. This Pulitzer Prize-winning science historian takes us on a guided tour of Darwin’s dangerous ideas from its theoretical antecedents in the early nineteenth century to the brilliant breakthroughs of Darwin and Wallace, to discovery of the DNA helix, and to today’s triumphant neo-Darwinian synthesis and rising sociobiology.
DARWIN’S GHOST, The Origin of Species Updated
1999, Doubleday, London U.K, and 2000, Random House, New York, NY, 377 pp. Jones has been called “the British Carl Sagan” because of his prominence as a popularizer of science. Using contemporary examples – he shows the power and immediacy of Darwin’s great argument. Filled with anecdotes, humor and the very latest research, Darwin’s Ghost is a popular, readable and comprehensive account of the science that makes life make scence.
The VOYAGE of the BEAGLE
1839, First edition, London , 1845, Second Edition, 1860 1909, 547 pp., P.F. Collier & Son , New York , Volume 29 in The Harvard Classics series 1962, Anchor Books/ Doubleday and Co, Garden City, NY, introduction by Leonard Engel 1989, Penguin Books, New York , The wide-eyed tale of a young man on a five-year voyage that changed his life - and our way of thinking about the world. This book is still essential reading. Darwin 's South American chapters are an excellent introduction to the Galapagos, Beagle Channel, Chile , Tierra del Fuego , the Chilean fjords and the Brazilian coast.
THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES
1859, J. Murray, London UK , On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection 1909, 553 pages, P. F. Collier & Son, the Harvard Classics edited by Charles W. Eliot 1958, Penguin Books, New York , under the title, On the Origin of Species, 1967, Atheneum Press, New York , under the title On the Origin of Species. 1979, 459 pages, Random House/Gramercy Books, New York , NY 1991, Prometheus Books in paperback, The famous classic on evolution exploded into public controversy and revolutionized the course of science.
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
1906, 688 pp. D. Appleton & Co, New York , revised and augmented in this 2 nd edition. First published in 1871, 1981 Princeton University Press, Princeton , NJ
Fossils, Finches and Fuegians: Darwin 's Adventures and Discoveries on the Beagle
2003, 428 pages, Oxford University Press, When Charles Darwin, then age 22, first saw the HMS Beagle, he thought it looked "more like a wreck than a vessel commissioned to go round the world." But travel around the world it did, taking Darwin to South America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and of course the Galapagos Islands, in a journey of discovery that lasted almost five years. Now, in Fossils, Finches and Fuegians, Richard Keynes, Darwin 's great grandson, offers the first modern full-length account of Darwin 's epoch-making expedition.
DARWIN and THE SCIENCE of EVOLUTION
2001, 159 pages, Harry N. Abrams Inc. Publishers, New York, A pocket biography and social history of Darwin in the excellent "Discoveries" series featuring hundreds of archival photographs and a synopsis of his life and ideas by the French editor of the three-volume, 5000 page dictionary of Darwin and evolution. It includes chapters on Darwin 's early life, his five-year voyage aboard the Beagle and the development of the theory of natural selection.
IN DARWIN'S WAKE, Revisiting Beagle's South American Anchorages
1997, 271 pages, Sheridan House Inc. Dobbs Ferry, New York, first published in Great Britain by Waterline Books, Campbell vividly and accurately brings to life Darwin's travels and juxtaposes them with his own remarkable experiences aboard the 83 foot ketch, Thalassi. Fascinating changes in the land, people and natyre have occurred over the years and are described in detail.
Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought
1996, A foundation in any Darwinist library, this classic essay first published in 1966 is an elegant argument for the significance of natural selection at the level of the individual organism. Janet Browne's extensive biography Charles Darwin with its first volume Voyaging (Princeton University Press, 1996) is comprehensive, clear and dispassionate. Richard Dawkins - Climbing Mount Probable (Norton, 1996) Jared Diamond, The Third Chimpanzee (Harper Perennial, 1993)
The Meaning of Evolution; The Morphological Construction and Ideological Reconstruction of Darwin's Theory
1992, 205 pages, The University of Chicago Press, Ltd. and Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior, received the Pfizer Award of the History of Science Society.
DARWIN , the Life of A Tormented Evolutionist
1991, New York NY , WW Norton, 808 pages, The definitive biography written on Darwin within the last few years. This is a monumental work, opening the doors for us to contemplate the full panorama of Victorian science with a very turbulent social and political climate and puts ideas firmly into the context of his own society.
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin and Selected Letters
1990, Dover Publications, New York, Republication of the 1892 edition, including 238 pages of letters, this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most revolutionary ideas in the history of mankind tracing Darwin's development of this momentous idea in the autobiography, letters and notebook excerpts.
CHARLES DARWIN: A New Life
1990, New York, W.W. Norton & Company
1980, New York, Doubleday & Co, a fascinating biography of Charles Darwin. The author answers many questions we do not know such as why did it take Darwin 25 years to publish Origin of Species and why didn't he ever take a second voyage. Stone also captures Darwin's moods, his constant battle will illness, his family life, friendships and relationships with leading scientists of 19th century England.
EVER SINCE DARWIN
1977, W. W. Norton, New York One of several excellent books by the late great evolutionary biologist, Steven Jay Gould; each book is a thematic compilation of his monthly essays in Natural History magazine.
DARWIN for BEGINNERS
1982, Pantheon Books, New York , 176 pages, splendidly illustrated, this clever, witty and highly informative book is the perfect introduction to Darwin's life.
DARWIN and the BEAGLE
1969, 224 pp., Published by Hamish Hamilton, UK and Harper and Row , U.S. and again in 1971 by Penguin Books and is part of the Adventure Library series. Darwin and the Beagle is the exciting story of a five-year circumnavigation which was to change the course of human thought. Perfectly told by Alan Moorehead and magnificently illustrated with 48 plates and over 140 illustrations by John Gould.
Photography - Tui de Roy
2009, 240 pages, Firefly Books, New Zealand, a stunning achievement with contributions by 30 experts and major researchers highlighting new knowledge, recent discoveries and breakthroughs in applied conservation science. Fascinating and original content, with highly readable essays on every aspect of Galapagos life with 600 of De Roy’s breathtaking photographs. Read review:
SPECTACULAR GALAPAGOS, Exploring an Extraordinary World
1999, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. This oversized coffee table book presents over 140 four-color images captured by Tui and some of the world's most renowned nature photographers, offering the opportunity to witness up close rarely seen species of animals and birds and learn about their fascinating habits and unusual environment. Five lavishly illustrated chapters introduce you to an unparalleled diversity of animal life and deepen your appreciation of the natural world.
GALAPAGOS, Islands Born of Fire
1998, Warwick Publishing, Inc. The text flows from an intimate knowledge of, and deep love for, the Galapagos, and the quality of imagery reflects the author's recently awarded place as one of the world's top twenty wildlife photographers. As the 21 st century looms, the Galapagos Islands are reaching a critical crossroad from which they will emerge with difficulty. This book celebrates their vibrant essence through stunning color photographs and prose. This excerpt is taken from Islands Born of Fire: "Rounding the northwestern tip of Isabela at Cape Berkeley, where the Equator runs squarely into the gigantic altar of Volcano Ecuador, is like slipping through a gateway from one realm to another, which ecologically speaking, is indeed the case. Long ocean swells pound the base of towering, dike-riddled cliffs. Jagged fingers of slag-like lava spawn wisps of mist and fog where the sun-baked land is assaulted by frigid waters from abyssal depths. Here at the interface between the untamed ocean and the fierce, ungiving land lies a thriving ecosystem, a fringe of life whose existence is held in balance by the bounty of the sea and the solidity of the land. Sedentary flightless cormorants and Galapagos penguins fish the coastal waters, while fur seals and sea lions venture further out to sea after squid and schooling fish. Marine iguanas divide their time between shallow reefs to graze and the sun-baked lava shore to bask in congenial multitudes. Blue footed boobies gather offshore in reeling flocks, pelting the sea like hail, returning to shore to nest in equally crowded gatherings on the slopes of naked tuff cones. A little world unto itself, these are the western waters, the place my mind wanders to when in need of the vibrancy and harmony of nature untamed."
PORTRAITS of GALAPAGOS
1997, 4th Edition, 135 pp, The Roving Tortoise, an intimate collection of wildlife close-up photos, with brief descriptions.
DAWN to DUSK in the GALAPAGOS
1991, Little, Brown & Co. Ltd, Canada, A close up look at a day in the life of the wildlife found in the Galapagos, including swallow tailed gulls, marine iguanas, boobies, sea lions and penguins. Written for children but a treasure for anyone who appreciates rare beauty.
GALAPAGOS, Islands Lost in Time
1980, The Viking Press, New York , out of print, Tui published her first book, Islands Lost in Time when she was just 25 years old. It is a personal vision of the place she loves and has called home for most of her life. Her memories of growing up on the islands in harmony with the wilderness and wildlife of the region are passionately related, and her over 300 full color photographs are stunning. Currently out of print.
GALAPAGOS, My Fragile World (video)
Produced in 1986 by the National Audubon Society and narrated by Cliff Robertson., 60 minutes, De Roy's personal glimpse of the islands uncovers the exotic beauty of the islands and their unique wildlife, including Darwin Finches, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas.
Photography - Various
The Galapagos, Exploring Darwin’s Tapestry
2009, University of Missouri Press, 188 pages, with spectacular photos and insightful prose, John Hess has a lifetime of experience as a naturalist and photographer and extensive background in ornithology and evolutionary ecology.
Galapagos: Ocean, Earth, Wind & Fire
2002, 183 pages, handsome portfolio of color photographs by naturalist guide Jonathan Green, including an extensive chapter on underwater life.
GALAPAGOS, Back to Nature
1995, Steve Lu Publishing Ltd, Hong Kong, Award winning nature photographer, Steve Lu is an architect by profession, born in Hong Kong and educated in New ork. Back to Nature is a collection of stunning photographs (no text) both underwater and above.
1989, 162 pages, Rizzoli, New York, noted landscape photographer Nathan Farb turns his distinctive camera's eye to the Galapagos Islands in his highly personal collection of 125 spectacular photographs. Farb was granted special permission to visit remote areas not accessible to tourists. Text by naturalist Michael Jackson and introduction essay by Barry Lopez.
1995, Imprenta Mariscal, Quito , Stunning large format photography taken by a representative of the Galapagos National Park Service. Descriptions are given in Spanish and English.
1990, Mallard Press and Michael Friedman Publishing Group, New York NY, both a visually spectacular tribute to this marvelous archipelago and an informative guide to its wonders will delight anyone with an interest in scientific discovery, natural history or exotic travel. Photographs by Stan Osolinski and Marvin Dembinsky.
GALAPAGOS, The Lost Paradise
1989, 191 pp., Mallard Press, New York , NY . Written with a keen eye for the island's history as well as firsthand insight into the observations of the island's amazing wildlife., this large format collection includes over 300 spectacular photographs.
GALAPAGOS, DISCOVERY on DARWIN'S ISLANDS
1988, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC , Don't be fooled by the hundred of photographs and full-color paintings that adorn this volume. All the species are beautifully illustrated, but the real value of this book is its insightful discussion on natural history and evolution by a researcher who has worked throughout the islands.
DARWIN'S FORGOTTEN WORLD
1978, Reed Books, Los Angeles, CA, 176 pages with 189 color plates and forward by Roger Lewin, an extraordinary collection of photographs together with Darwin's original comments about what he saw I the islands serves as a living document on Darwin's forgotten world.
2014, 40 pages, age 4-8, Harper Collins from Newbery Medal winning author. Watercolors fill the pages of this brief story of the Pinta Island saddleback tortoise and how they came to be millions of years ago and why the species became extinct in 2012 with the death of the 100-year old Lonesome George. Includes a list of key terms, a time line, and a page of helpful resources encouraging further research.
Island, A story of the Galapagos
2012, 36 pages, age 5-8, Roaring Brook Press, author-illustrator Chin, melds geology with evolution, showing how th eland and its inhabitants interact and shape one another in a natural-world interplay. We see a few intrepid immigrant animals, arrive, colonize and transform themselves to accommodate the particular features of their new home. The island grows and changes too as new eruptions lead to the appearance of other nearby islands.
Lonesome George Finds His Friends
2011, 32 pages, age 6-8, Scholastic Reader Level 3.
Galapagos means Tortoises
2003, 40 pages, A rhyming introduction to the ecosystem of the Galapagos, intended for children ages 7-10, with lovely color illustrations of giant tortoises and other creatures of the islands.
The Tree of Life: CHARLES DARWIN
2003, 44 pages, The author illuminates the towering figure of Darwin - his life, travels, ideas and impact in an engaging style. It features watercolors and pen-and-ink illustrations.
VOYAGE TO GALAPAGOS, A Revolutionary Journey
2002, MW Productions, An opportunity to explore the natural wonders of Galapagos and follow in Darwin's footsteps to learn the fundamentals of his Theory of Descent with Modification. Explore 10 Galapagos Islands , photograph and observe the tortoise, finches and iguanas as well as 35 other species in this four CD-Rom set. Ideal for the science classroom in 6-8 th grades.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Delicate Balance at Risk
2001, A good illustrated overview of the nature, geology and ecology of the Galapagos archipelago with several chapters on conservation issues, further reading, index and glossary. Aimed at the Middle School classroom, the graphic style and photographs make this a good choice for travelers too.
WE'RE OFF...TO THE GALAPAGOS
2001, A library bound, full color ,picture book of the one- of -a -kind animals of the Galapagos Islands located in the Pacific, west of Ecuador. This book was written by a child for children when he was just 11 years old. www.galapagosgalapagos.com
NILO and THE TORTOISE
1999, A story of a boyhood adventure for ages 4-8, inspired by the author's visit to the Galapagos Islands, and featuring full-page watercolor illustrations.
An Old Shell, Poems of the Galapagos
1999, A collection of 34 poems, with duotone illustrations by Tom Pohrt, celebrates the islands and the creatures that inhabit them. The author's lyrical verse will please young poets and travelers ages 7-12.
CHARLES DARWIN AND THE EVOLUTION REVOLUTION
1998, This nicely presented account of Darwin for young adults focuses on the social and scientific contest of his life and work.
PENGUINS of the GALAPAGOS
1996, 46 pages, Barron's Young Reader Series, illustrated by David Wenzel, designed to teach children about nature and wildlife while expanding their reading vocabulary.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS , Wonders of the World
1995, Part of a series of books, each dedicated to an extraordinary place in the world. Each place is unique with a fascinating history and an exceptional natural environment. Explore these astounding wonders through vibrant full-color photographs. Meet the inhabitants - animal, plant and human - of each region. Follow the environmental crusaders as they explore the land and continue working to keep it safe.
1995, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 184 pages, written for young adults 13-18, Sixteen year olds, Cat and Noah give their very different versions of what happens when they find themselves thrown together as reluctant passengers on a cruise in the legendary Galapagos Islands.
BOOBIES, IGUANAS & OTHER CRITTERS
1994, This beautifully illustrated book is an overview of the Galapagos Islands for young readers (ages 10-14). Clear, detailed and accurate, it tackles the volcanic formation of the islands, ecology and wildlife, scientific research and other relevant topics.
Swimming with Sea Lions and other Adventures in the Galapagos Islands
1992, A spirited account of a voyage to the Galapagos written from the vantage point of a young girl. It includes not just swimming with sea lions, but also her adventures with penguins and hiking into the highlands to see giant tortoises too. Geared for children ages 7-10.
Land of the Giant Tortoise, the story of the Galapagos
1977, Four Winds Press, New York, 55 pages, science book illustrated with photographs by Les Line, teaches children how the islands were formed and about their discovery in the 16 th century, the visit from Charles Darwin and the unique creatures he and other scientists found there.
GALAPAGOS: The Enchanted Islands
1975, Addison-Wesley, 48 pages, illustrated with line drawings, written for children ages 11 and up who have an interest in far-off places. This is a clear, engaging and timely book written by a well-known British author. A case study of the need for conservation in a still-isolated island universe.
Guide Books - Galapagos (only)
Galapagos Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide
2007, 2005, 1999, Brandt Publications, A compact guide to the birds, reptiles, insects
The Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands
1990, 1994, 1997, 2004, 241 pages, Published by Galapagos Travel, San Juan Bautista, CA, Boyce, a tour operator and biologist, describes in great detail the essentials of "how to" travel to the Land of Darwin. Entire chapters are devoted to such topics as what to pack and why, photographic equipment, history, wildlife and a detailed account of each visitor site and tour boats operators in Galapagos. This guide is hard to beat for well researched and very informative. There is no better accurate and complete guide to touring the Galapagos Islands with extensive coverage of the history and geography. Wildlife and flora - the author's passions - are discussed in depth, along with recommended photo ops. Color photos.
Wildlife of the Galapagos, Collins Safari Guides
2002, 256 pages, Princeton University Press, illustrated by Martin B. Withers 2000, 254 pages, London, Harper Collins, A compact guide to Galapagos nature and wildlife, featuring 400 color photographs, co-Author Julian Fitter arrived to Galapagos in 1964 on the Darwin Station's first support vessel, the Beagle, returned to England in 1979 and helped to establish the Galapagos Conservation Trust in 1995 and also the Falklands Conservation.
The Galapagos Islands, The Essential Handbook for Exploring, Enjoying & Understanding Darwin's Enchanted Islands
2000 2nd edition 1989 1st edition, The Mountaineers, Seattle WA After extensive research, Stephenson has compiled an informative guide of practical information devoted entirely to the Galapagos. The main focus of the book is on 22 of the visitor sights.
The Galapagos Islands
2004, 2000, 1997, 1995, 300 pages. Odyssey Passport Books. First published in 1994 in France by Calao Life Experience, under the title Archipel des Galapagos. Pierre Constant provides detailed descriptions of the geology and history of the archipelago, as well as the spectacular birds, reptiles, mammals and marine life. Includes a guide of 52 dive sights, superb color photos, detailed maps and meticulous descriptions of flora and fauna.
Independent Traveler GALAPAGOS Handbook
2000, Flying Fish Publications, Guayaquil , this small guidebook is especially helpful for travelers who prefer to stay at one of the populated towns in the islands.
Galapagos Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide
1999, Brandt Publications, A compact guide to the birds, reptiles, insects, plants and marine life of the archipelago featuring a very good selection of large color photographs by Horwell, Oxford and colleague Jonathan Green. Separate chapters cover visitor sites, history, conservation and habitats. The authors, both naturalist guides in the islands, present key information on the flora, fauna and places in Galapagos for the traveler.Co-Author David Horwell is a tour operator, photographer and writer. In 1978, he became a licensed naturalist Galapagos guide. Based in the UK , he takes small groups to Galapagos and Ecuador every year.
Galapagos, The CD-Rom
This is the first interactive encyclopedia of Galapagos made by Galapagos naturalists. It is complete with more than 540 photographs, more than 400 species descriptions, animations and videos, with maps, list of visitor sites and wildlife with descriptions. An origami section allows you to make creations of the Galapagos animals by following the easy steps fold by fold, available at www.naturalist.net.
GUIDE to the VISITOR SITES of the Parque Nacional Galapagos
1987 2nd edition, 1996, 3rd edition, A concise guide to all the touring areas, including maps and principal attractions. It is bilingual and a practical way to learn Spanish names and phrases pertaining to the wildlife of Galapagos. Available only in Ecuador and in the Galapagos.
Guide Books - Ecuador & Galapagos
Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands
2003, 459 pp. Hunter Travel Guides, Edison , New Jersey , USA . Part of the Adventure Guide series. This u nique region provides more geographic, biological and recreational diversity than any other country in Latin America . It has Darwin 's Galapagos islands, misty cloud forests, the snow-capped Andes and the Amazon Basin . The natural attractions are unparalleled. This book is the ultimate resource for travelers. With an eye toward ecotourism, it's packed with practical travel tips and full of details about the region's unique cultures. Maps, color photos, index.
Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands ; A Travel Survival Kit
2003, 6th edition, Berkeley CA, Lonely Planet Publications, written for the backpacker/ adventurer this easy-to-use guide provides practical travel information for the independent traveler in a lively, entertaining style. There are specifics on ecotourism, conservation and the national parks and reserves.
ECUADOR - Galapagos
1991 1 st edition, 1992 2 nd edition, 2003 3 rd edition, APA Publications and The Discovery Channel, London, England, A profusely illustrated overview of Ecuador (for the traveler featuring concise essays by well-regarded authors on natural history, politics, culture, and hundreds of photos and maps.
ECUADOR including the GALAPAGOS Islands
2001 2 nd edition, 490 pages, Avalon Travel Publishing, Moon Handbooks Harry Andes and Melissa Graham
Ecuador & Galapagos Handbook
2003 4 th edition 503 pages, 2001 3 rd edition, 484 pages + maps, Footprints Handbooks Ltd, Bath, England, UK
The Rough Guide to ECUADOR
2000, 258 pp. Rough Guides, Ltd and Penguin Group Books, London UK, this compact comprehensive guide to travel in Ecuador, includes Quito, the Oriente and Galapagos with extensive listings, dozens of sketch maps and a brief overview of culture, nature and history.
Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands , The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide
2000, 485 pp., Natural World, Academic Press, London UK . All the information you need to find, identify and learn about Ecuador's magnificent animal and plant life including illustrations of more than 500 of Ecuador's most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - the species you are most likely to see! Also includes brief descriptions of the region's most frequently visited parks and reserves and up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior and conservation.
LET's GO Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
1999, Let's Go Publications
ECUADOR - Galapagos Islands
1997, Ulysses Travel Guide, Canada,
Ecuador in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture
1997, Interlink Publishing Group, New York , An excellent overview of Ecuador from a left-leaning perspective.
The New Key to Ecuador & the Galapagos
1996, Ulysses Press, Berkeley, CA, This guidebook includes all the details you need to know to plan a trip, including sights, hotels and restaurants in mainland Ecuador, the Amazon jungle and the Galapagos Islands. The authors, a zoologist and a nature-tour guide devote entire sections of the book to the country's flora and fauna and its current ecological situation. They have added a "Green-Rating Survey" that ranks lodging according to the efforts each facility is making toward sustainable tourism.
Film / Documentaries
The Galapagos Affair, Satan Came to Eden
2013, Zeitgeist Films, Dan Geller, Dayne Goldfine producers (the Real World), Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. This fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930’s murder mystery with chartacters fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress, a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun toting Viannese Baroness and her two lovers. Personalities clash and when some of them disappear, suspicions of muder hang in the air which remain the subject or local lore today.
2009, a British produced biographical drama film by Jeremy Thomas directed by Jon Amiel and stars Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly. English naturalist struggles to find a balance between his revolutionary theories on evolution and the relationship with his religious wife, whose faith contradicts his work, On the Origin of Species. Based on Randal Keynes, biography of Darwin titled Annie’s Box.
Galapagos - the Islands that Changed the World
2007, BBC Video, narrated by actress Tilda Swinton, stunning special as seen on the National Geographic Channel using high definition cinematography from land, sea and air, and blending dramatic landscapes and intimate animal behavior, drama reconstruction and stunning satellite imagery, this ambitious series presents the most complete portrait ever of these fascinating Islands.
Master & Commander – The Far Side of the World
2004, starring Russell Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey and Paul Bettany ,directed by Peter Weir, produced by 20th Century Fox, Miramax, Universal Pictures, PG-13, based on the book by Patrick O’Brian, the film portrays life on the high seas at the turn of the 19th century aboard the HMS Suprise, some of the scenes were actually filmed in the Galapagos Islands
IMAX - "Galapagos"
2000, The large format 3-D film focusing on the unusual wildlife on and around the Pacific Island group west of Ecuador debuted in 1999 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. The researchers used a submersible vessel to study the largely unexplored waters between 200 and 1000 feet deep. Crews stayed 14 weeks in the Galapagos and visited more than 80 locations and discovered more than a dozen new marine species in the process. Featuring scientist Carole Baldwin and dive instructor Mathias Espinosa.
GALAPAGOS - Beyond Darwin
1996, The Discovery Channel, 1 hour 40 minutes, Three sets of explorers set out on the 204-foot Seward Johnson to explore the deep depths of the Galapagos; one led by famed underwater cameraman Al Giddings, a second contingent led by paleontologist Dr. David Steadman and pilot Bill Raisner in an ultralight aircraft. The Sea Link, a deep-dive submersible dove to depths of up to 3000 feet and suctioned up rare and unknown species.
What Darwin Never Saw
1996, 57 minutes, by Bill Kurtis in The New Explorers series available from Public Media Education at 800-343-4312, color film of the work of Peter and Rosemary Grand on Darwin 's finches and evolution.
Galapagos Islands , Nature: How they Got There
A 3-part series produced by The Nature Conservancy
Exploring the Galapagos Islands
Rand McNally Video Expeditions Collections, journey in the footsteps of Charles Darwin to discover the wildlife wonders of the extraordinary Galapagos Islands .
Galapagos, 3D with David Attenborough
2013 nature documentary series
“What Darwin Didn’t Know” by David Quammen page 34 Darwin’s First Clues and by Matt Ridley page 56 “Modern Darwins”.
“Evolution’s Birthplace: Darwin in the Galapagos” by Frank J. Sulloway, pp 58-69.
“Darwin & Evolution” the entire issue is devoted to Darwin by various writers to kick off the museums’s new exhibit Darwin (Nov 29 2005 through April 2006).
“The Real Darwin, His Private Views on Science and God” “Evolution vs Intelligent Design: Round II” by Jerry Adler, pp 50-58.
“Was Darwin Wrong” by David Quammen with photographs by Robert Clarke, pp.2-35.
"Swimming with Sharks", by Patrick Symmes, pp134-142
EARTHWATCH Institute, Journal
Crucibles of Evolution, pp 6-13
Rodale's SCUBA DIVING
Galapagos Under Siege,Shark Hunting in the Galapagos for Fun and Profit, by David Taylor, pp 59-63.
"Galapagos Ecologists under threat from violent protests", by Mark Schrope, pp 761.
"Fisherman's Friends?" " Violence is threatening what was once a promising experiment in cooperation between conservationists and fishermen."
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
"Galapagos Islands " by Stephen Jay Gould, pp. 98-100.