Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Elephant Folio-over 15"-23" tall...Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Elephant Folio-over 15"-23" tall. Copy has slight rubbing, dj has scratch on the back, rubbing. This is a spectacular presentation-oblong Elephant Folio that takes you on a photographic journey to this unique island setting, six hundred miles off the shores of Ecuador. Award winning author Tui De Roy moved to the Galapagos at the age of two, for thirty five years, she explroed the secrets of these islands where searing lava meets the sea. Her richly written text reveals the intricacies of animal behavior on land and below the waves, illustrated with 140 four color images captured by Tui and some of the world's most renowned nature photographers. Fascinating and unusual! 132pp. Desirable!
Description:Very Good. No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. "The Galapagos...Very Good. No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. "The Galapagos Islands, unlike so many of their sisters around the Pacific, were not spawned alomhg the fissues and faults in the mosaic of tectonic plates that form the earth's crust, not do they mark the boundaries between plates....Most of the year, under the influence of the tradewinds, life in Galapagos waters thrive, fed by prolifically rich updwellings, while the land lays dormant under a thin layer pf clouds that shed little rain. When the temperatures rise heavy rains strike, marine productivity dwindles, but the land awakens to a flurry of growth, feeding, and breeding opportunities fof all terrestrial life forms. " This book has 132 pages and is profusely illustrated. The front cover has numerous scratches, minor however, and in NO way effecting the readability of the text.
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