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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 07 November 2020
  • ISBN : 9780128175552
  • Page : 536 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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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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Galapagos Giant Tortoises

Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-07
  • ISBN : 9780128175552
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 Date : 2020-11-25
  • ISBN : 9780128175545
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

Tracking Tortoises

Tracking Tortoises
  • Author : Kate Messner
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press ™
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • ISBN : 9781728436302
GET THIS BOOKTracking Tortoises

Galápagos giant tortoises are fascinating—and endangered. They live only on the Galápagos Islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador. These tortoises face threats from the humans who live on—and visit—the islands, as well as from Earth's warming climate. Join author Kate Messner on an a journey to the Galápagos Islands to see these incredible creatures up close and discover how cutting-edge technology is helping scientists to

A Sheltered Life

A Sheltered Life
  • Author : Paul Chambers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 0195223969
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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

On the Backs of Tortoises

On the Backs of Tortoises
  • Author : Elizabeth Hennessy
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • ISBN : 9780300249156
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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

Diego, the Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Diego, the Galapagos Giant Tortoise
  • Author : Darcy Pattison
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • ISBN : 1629441872
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Giant Galápagos Tortoise

Giant Galápagos Tortoise
  • Author : Tammy Gagne
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781680798517
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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

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 Date : 2019-02-04
  • ISBN : 1719223955
GET THIS BOOKThe Natural History of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise

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

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Galapagos Giant Tortoise
  • Author : Grace C Morgan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02
  • ISBN : 9798703101537
GET THIS BOOKGalapagos Giant Tortoise

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

We're Sailing to Galapagos

We're Sailing to Galapagos
  • Author : Laurie Krebs
  • Publisher : Barefoot Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : 1846861020
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Rhyming text presents facts about the Galapagos Islands and introduces the wildlife, such as giant tortoises, black iguanas, and brightly-colored lava crabs, who live there.

Galápagos

Galápagos
  • Author : Walter Perez,Michael Weisberg
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • ISBN : 9780691184579
GET THIS BOOKGalápagos

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,

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands
  • Author : Charles Darwin,E. Janet Browne,Michael Neue
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : 0146001443
GET THIS BOOKThe Galapagos Islands

Darwin's Tortoise

Darwin's Tortoise
  • Author : Robin Stewart
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006-03
  • ISBN : 1863953736
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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

The Conservation Biology of Tortoises

The Conservation Biology of Tortoises
  • Author : Ian Richard Swingland,Michael W. Klemens,IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release Date : 1989
  • ISBN : 9782880329860
GET THIS BOOKThe Conservation Biology of Tortoises

Where Are the Galapagos Islands?

Where Are the Galapagos Islands?
  • Author : Megan Stine,Who HQ
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • ISBN : 9780451533883
GET THIS BOOKWhere Are the Galapagos Islands?

Armchair adventurers can set sail for the remote Galapagos Islands and learn about the strange and unique animals that live there. The Galapagos Islands are a chain of volcanic islands located on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The isolated location of the islands has allowed a vast number of species to develop that are original to each island, such as the marine iguana, the blue-footed booby, the magnificent frigatebird and of course the giant Galapagos tortoise,