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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:darwin, volcanos, islands, animal life

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Island: A Story of the Galápagos by Jason Chin



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This historical fiction of the Galapagos Island was absolutely breathtaking. The author told the story of how a volcano started a whole new island with a unique ecosystem. I would use this book to introduce natural selection. ( )
  magen.rauscher | Mar 20, 2015 |
This is a beautiful book. The text is informative, and the book is truly a biography of the chain of islands. This book would be wonderful for my 3rd grade students, as we have just finished a unit on adaptations. Chin takes us through the life of the island, and the ways the animals adapted to grow along with it. This book is full of emotion and wonder. ( )
  HeidiJones | Mar 15, 2015 |
natural selection ( )
  melodyreads | Feb 2, 2015 |
An island rises from out of the ocean, grows, populates life, and eventually sinks back down into the depths. Finishes with an overview of Charles Darwin's world-changing discoveries in the region.
  Emackay24 | Jan 24, 2015 |
Excellent illustrations. The author uses full page illustrations as well as quite small illustrations in cells that may be 2" by 2". The book describes the evolution of a single island in the Galapagos from a new volcano to a worn down little rock sticking out of the ocean. There is an epilogue about Darwin's visit and a slightly longer discussion of plate tectonics as applied to the Galapagos and evolution as imagined by Darwin in a few pages at the very end. ( )
  themulhern | Jan 10, 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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