Galápagos Islands: The World's Living Laboratory (Hardcover)

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Welcome to the Galap gos Islands, a pristine archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, where locals and visiting scientists work among giant tortoises, salt-snorting iguanas, diving penguins, and erupting volcanoes. They are looking for just the right balance between humans and nature to lead the world to a sustainable future.

Far off the coast of Ecuador lies a group of volcanic islands unlike any other. Home to species as diverse as giant tortoises, salt-snorting marine iguanas, and the birds that made Charles Darwin famous, the Galap gos are a living laboratory for scientists working on the most urgent problem of our times: How can humans exist in harmony with nature on the only planet we are ever likely to have? Karen Romano Young, author of Antarctica: The Melting Continent, again takes to the field, visiting the archipelago to observe its environments first-hand and to interview the people who are lighting the way for the rest of us. Illustrator Amy Grimes brings Karen's experience into vivid visual life for those of us who haven't been there - yet.

About the Author


Karen Romano Young is a writer, illustrator, science communicator, and polar explorer. She has written more than two dozen books for children, and has illustrated several. Her acclaimed science books include Try This!, Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue, Shark Quest, and Antarctica: The Melting Planet. She is a veteran of seven ocean science research voyages, including dives to the bottom of the ocean. Karen lives in the woods Connecticut, USA, with her husband and a big furry dog.Amy Grimes loves working with the natural patterns found in her subjects. She uses a variety of hand-painted textures, which she scans and assembles to create digital collages.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781804661154
ISBN-10: 1804661155
Publisher: What on Earth Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 64
Language: English