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Reading - Galapagos Islands & Evolution
Here is a small selection of books that we have enjoyed and found useful.   The stars and stripes, the US flag Click here if you live in the United States of America.
Evolution    
Almost Like a Whale: The 'Origin of Species' Updated, by Steve Jones.  This is a fascinating read, based on Darwin's "The Origin of Species" but including all the things we know now that Darwin could only guess at then.   Well-written, fun to read and much easier going than the original.
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time, by Jonathan Weiner.  An award-winning account of astonishing research on Darwin's finches in the Galapagos Islands, showing how evolution is happening much faster than Darwin or anyone else had realised.
The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin.  This is the book that started it all, a must-read if you are seriously interested in evolution and the Galapagos Islands.  It's a fairly heavy-weight read but well worth wading through.
Life: An Unauthorized Biography, by Richard Fortey.   Going right back to the beginning, this is a wonderfully accessible account of how life on earth started, sprinkled with anecdotes and sparkling with enthusiasm.  If you thought fossils were boring, read this and think again.
Galapagos Wildlife and Scenery Photos
Anything by Tui de Roy will have fantastic photos.  Spectacular Galapagos (Spectacular) is the definitive coffee table book of stunning photos of the Galapagos Islands and Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire is also very impressive.
Galapagos Guidebooks
There are many to choose from, here are a few ideas:
Galapagos Wildlife Photos
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Recommended Galapagos Reading & Evolution Booklist
Book list of background reading about the Galapagos Islands, books about Evolution and Charles Darwin





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