"This is an excellent book for the many ecotourists visiting the Gal'pagos who want an intelligent and stimulating account of the islands and their animals and plants. It is written in a clear, accessible, interesting, and yet scholarly style."--Peter R. Grant, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, and author of "Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches""This great book, written by a leading naturalist and Darwin scholar, captures the nature of the Gal'pagos--its landforms, its flora and fauna, and its place in history. Within the book's pages, one is taken on a tour that illuminates this enchanted archipelago. Having led twenty-five cruises to the Gal'pagos, I would suggest this as a delightful read on Darwin's isles."--Peter Alden, National Audubon SocietyKricher, John C. is the author of 'Galapagos A Natural History', published 2006 under ISBN 9780691126333 and ISBN 069112633X.