"A Naturalist's Guide to the Galápagos Islands, the 2nd Edition” is an informative book by Steve Rosenberg with detailed descriptions of all of the most popular visitation sites in Galápagos as well as lots of practical advice for planning a trip to the Galápagos. This is a must have for anyone who is planning to travel to the Galápagos and for those who already have. The First Edition was published in June 2014. This Second Edition is AVAILABLE September 6, 2014.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I expected a lot more scientific background to the animals and places given the title, but the book seems to just describe the basics. It would also be helpful to have a table of contents or index with links so the reader can quickly navigate to the specifics.
I used it to help plan our itinerary, opting to do a fully independent tour of the islands rather than on a live-aboard, so it was helpful to make decisions as well as decide against the options we were given for live-aboards given what our interests were and what the book explained regarding the islands only accessible by yacht. However, comparing notes between the book and what we heard from guides we met from spot to spot, we received mixed information, so ultimately this book shouldn't be used as a sole reference for planning, in my opinion.
Thank you for providing a free electronic guide I can use to plan and take with me on my trip. The TOC worked just fine in my Kindle cloud on my iPad. I would use this has a first place to start and other books if you want more in depth on wildlife. But hey, it's mobile and free. Who can complain. Thank you!!
I just finished reading the Naturalist’s Guide and found it to be very informative. The book was well organized and provided a lot of detail for anyone planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands. I can hardly wait to photograph some of the wildlife Steve’s lens has captured in the book. I intend to use it as a foundation for planning my trip next year.
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