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Island

A Story of the Galápagos

Chin, Jason

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Island
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An island is about to be born- one that in time will become the home of plants and animals that exist nowhere else on Earth. This book is the biography of a Galápagos island- from birth, through adolescence, to adulthood, and beyond.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 1596437162
9781596437166
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill., maps (chiefly col.) ;,29 cm.

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"This gorgeously (and generously) illustrated science book tells the story of the birth and development of the Galápagos Islands, a group of volcanic islands off the western coast of South America. It breaks down the islands' formation and habitation by plants and animals, explaining complex topics such as plate tectonics and natural selection in a way that is both interesting and clear. Additional information on Charles Darwin, volcanoes, and the native species of the islands is included at the back of the book." KIds' Books November 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=573699

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