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The Resource On the backs of tortoises : Darwin, the Galápagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden, Elizabeth Hennessy

On the backs of tortoises : Darwin, the Galápagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden, Elizabeth Hennessy

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On the backs of tortoises : Darwin, the Galápagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden
Title
On the backs of tortoises
Title remainder
Darwin, the Galápagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Hennessy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Galápagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. For sixty years, conservationists have worked to restore this evolutionary Eden after centuries of exploitation at the hands of pirates, whalers, and island settlers. This book tells the story of the islands' namesakes--the giant tortoises--as coveted food sources, objects of natural history, and famous icons of conservation and tourism. By doing so, it brings into stark relief the paradoxical, and impossible, goal of conserving species by trying to restore a past state of prehistoric evolution. The tortoises, Elizabeth Hennessy demonstrates, are not prehistoric, but rather microcosms whose stories show how deeply human and nonhuman life are entangled. In a world where evolution is thoroughly shaped by global history, Hennessy puts forward a vision for conservation based on reckoning with the past, rather than trying to erase it."--Dust jacket
Summary
An insightful exploration of the iconic Galapagos tortoises, and how their fate is inextricably linked to our own in a rapidly changing world
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10825493
Cataloging source
YDX
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Hennessy, Elizabeth
Dewey number
508.866/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH198.G3
LC item number
H455 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Galapagos tortoise
  • Galapagos tortoise
  • Rare reptiles
  • Extinct reptiles
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Island ecology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Galapagos Islands
Target audience
adult
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Darwin, the Galapagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden
Label
On the backs of tortoises : Darwin, the Galápagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden, Elizabeth Hennessy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-297) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What we stand on -- In Darwin's footsteps -- What's in a name? -- The many worlds at world's end -- Making a natural laboratory -- Restoring evolution -- Laboratory life -- All the way down
Control code
on1089967868
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 310 pages
Isbn
9780300232745
Lccn
2019936401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089967868
Label
On the backs of tortoises : Darwin, the Galápagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden, Elizabeth Hennessy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What we stand on -- In Darwin's footsteps -- What's in a name? -- The many worlds at world's end -- Making a natural laboratory -- Restoring evolution -- Laboratory life -- All the way down
Control code
on1089967868
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 310 pages
Isbn
9780300232745
Lccn
2019936401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089967868

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