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Where Are the Galapagos Islands?

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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, which may live to be over one hundred years old. Studied by Charles Darwin during his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle, the island life contributed to his groundbreaking theory of evolution. Today the islands are a popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This book, part of the New York Times best-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations and a detachable fold-out map complete with four photographs on the back.

ISBN-13: 9780451533876

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Date: 05-16-2017

Pages: 112

Product Dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Series: Where Is? Series

Megan Stine has written several books for young readers, including Where Is the White House?, Who Was Marie Curie?, and Who Was Sally Ride? She lives in Clinton, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Where Are the Galapagos Islands? 1

The Islands Are Born 8

Pirates and Whales 14

Darwin Arrives 24

Meet the Islands 43

The Weirdest Birds in the World 62

Land Animals in a Water World 76

The Human Threat 87

Protecting the Islands 98

Timelines 106

Bibliography 108