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Island: A Story of the Galápagos (edition 2012)

by Jason Chin

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Title:Island: A Story of the Galápagos
Authors:Jason Chin
Info:Flash Point (2012), Hardcover, 36 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Galapagos, evolution, science, nature, change, Darwin, animals

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Island: A Story of the Galápagos by Jason Chin



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This book presents the story of the Galápagos Islands for young readers. Chin divides the history of the Galapagos in two parts: one on the island formation ocurres and species colonize it experience their evolution. The example of the evolution of the marine iguana that comes from south America is a great theme. ( )
  gabbond | Dec 9, 2015 |
Excellent non-fiction picture book. Love the way it is written and illustrated. So much good learning! ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Combines geology, biology, and history to tell the story of an island in the Galapagos that spans six million years. Beautiful illustrations.
  troberts719 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Island told the story of one of the islands in the Galapagos island cluster as if the island were growing up. It began with childhood and traced all the way to old age. It discussed the volcanic activity leading to the island's formation, plant and environment changes, the presence of animal species and event outlined the basics of natural selection and species evolution.

As far as an informative book goes, this was excellent. It was a little dry despite being accompanied by nice artwork. This is not likely something children would read for pleasure, but it would teach.

Students could construct a mountain type structure, and depict the environment, life-forms and not the precipitation that could be found there (great science fair ideas). Students could plan an imaginary trip to an island of their choice in the Galapagos, describing what they would pack, and what they expect to find when they get there.
  CallieHennessee | Jul 22, 2015 |
A- This gave the book a graphic novel feel, but also felt like a documentary or a museum presentation. Each of the five chapters handles a major development in the geological history of the islands (in chunks of millions of years), and the interior of the chapter details life during that epoch. Not as good as Gravity, but good non the less.
  burtmiller | Jun 6, 2015 |
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An island is about to be born- one that in time will become the home of plants and animals that exist nowhere else on Earth. This book is the biography of a Galápagos island- from birth, through adolescence, to adulthood, and beyond.

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