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Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands by David Pearson

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Published by Interlink Books in Northampton, Mass .
Written in English



  • Ecuador.,
  • Galapagos Islands.


  • Animals -- Ecuador.,
  • Animals -- Galapagos Islands.,
  • Natural history -- Ecuador.,
  • Natural history -- Galapagos Islands.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [248]-249) and indexes.

Statementby David L. Pearson and Les Beletsky ; illustrated by Priscilla Barrett ... [et al.].
SeriesThe travellers" wildlife guides
ContributionsBeletsky, Les, 1956-, Barrett, Priscilla.
LC ClassificationsQL245 .P43 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 475 p. :
Number of Pages475
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3290039M
ISBN 101566565308
LC Control Number2004004350

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