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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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  gmustain | Dec 7, 2014 |
Starting at an island of the Galápagos’s creation some six million years ago, Chin uses this particular island to tell the story of the entire island chain, and how it became home to so many unique plant and animal species that still exist today. Written in a traditional birth through death cycle, readers get to experience an island from its birth to its disappearance millions of years later. Additionally, how the island became populated with such unique species as it did becomes a focal point of the story.

Although the topic is fascinating, the length of the book might detract some readers; however, the beautifully detailed illustrations will surely invite readers even to just glance through. Chin’s illustrations showcase the uniqueness of the species of the island, as well as the natural beauty of the island. Chin also manages to explain complex theories like evolution and natural selection without it being too overwhelming, although at times, as mentioned, the pages get extremely text-heavy. At the end of the story, there’s more information on Charles Darwin (who is never named in the story, but attentive readers will catch his presence), the Galápagos Islands in general, and also about endemic species, of which the Galápagos Islands has an extraordinary amount. Recommended. Grades 1 to 3. ( )
  krmajor | Nov 15, 2014 |
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  auntiepants88 | Oct 27, 2014 |
Tells the story of the Galapagos, a place studied by Charles Darwin, father of evolution, defining the principles of adaptation, survival of the fittest, natural selection. The unique species to this island, birthed from volcanoes out of the middle of the ocean, who must adapt to the particular elements and habitat, diet of this island.
  lrubin75 | Oct 19, 2014 |
This beautifully illustrated story tells the true story of the Galapagos.The book is written in biographical style beginning with the birth of the island and discussing its aging, and all the life the island has supported in its cycles.
  gfurth | Jun 11, 2014 |
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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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