Where are the Galapagos Islands? / by Megan Stine ; illustrated by John Hinderliter.Material type: TextSeries: Where is (Grosset & Dunlap)Description: 108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cmISBN: 9780451533876; 0451533879; 9780451533890; 0451533895; 9781518239182; 1518239188Subject(s): Galapagos Islands -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 986.65 STI
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Includes bibliographical references.(page 108).
Where are the Galapoagos Islands? -- The islands are born -- Pirates and whales -- Darwin arrives -- Meet the islands -- The weirdest birds in the world -- Land animals in a water world -- The human threat -- Protecting the islands.
Teaches readers about the Galapagos Islands, a chain of volcanic islands located on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean, and the strange and unique animals that live there. Some animals include the marine iguana, the blue-footed booby, the magnificent frigatebird and the giant Galapagos tortoise, which may live to be over one hundred years old. The islands, which were studies by Charles Darwin, are a popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage site.