Karen Romano Young launches Galapagos Islands at Byrd's Books!

We are excited to welcome author/illustrator Karen Romano Young back to Byrd's Books on Sunday June 2nd at 4:00pm to launch her new book, Galapagos Islands: the World's Living Laboratory. Books are available at Byrd's Books and Karen will sign them at the end of the event. REGISTRATION is strongly encouraged due to space.

About the book:

Welcome to the Galapágos 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 Galapágos 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.

The illustrator (not attending): 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.

Event date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
178 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel, CT 06801
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By Karen Romano Young, Amy Grimes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781804661154
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Published: What on Earth Books - June 4th, 2024

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