Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands

Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

Frameworks & Perspectives

Editors: Walsh, Stephen J., Mena, Carlos F. (Eds.)

  • First volume in new series on Galapagos Islands
  • Highlights the challenges to conservation imposed by tourism in the Galapagos Islands
  • Focuses on the social and ecological shocks to the people and environment of the Galapagos
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About this book

In this launch of the Galapagos series, this book provides a broad “framing” assessment of the current status of social and ecological systems in the Galapagos Islands, and the feedback that explicitly links people to the environment.  It also highlights the challenges to conservation imposed by tourism in the Galapagos Islands and the attendant migration of people from mainland Ecuador to service the burgeoning tourism industry. Further, there is an emphasize on the status of the terrestrial and marine environments that form the very foundation of the deep attraction to the Islands by tourists, residents, scholars, and conservationists.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book, edited by Walsh (Univ. of North Carolina) and Mena (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador), both associated with the Galįpagos Science Center, focuses on studies of the social and ecological sustainability of the islands. … Although the book’s purpose is foundational for future volumes in the series, it can easily stand alone as a valuable and needed overview of the complex human-environmental interactions in the Galįpagos. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.” (R. L. Smith, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), August, 2013)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

    Valle, Carlos A.

    Pages 1-22

  • Changing Views of the Galapagos

    Quiroga, Diego

    Pages 23-48

  • Perspectives for the Study of the Galapagos Islands: Complex Systems and Human–Environment Interactions

    Walsh, Stephen J. (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • The Socioeconomic Paradox of Galapagos

    Villacis, Byron (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

  • Environmental Crisis and the Production of Alternatives: Conservation Practice(s) in the Galapagos Islands

    Wolford, Wendy (et al.)

    Pages 87-104

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5794-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5793-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0216-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
Book Subtitle
Frameworks & Perspectives
Editors
  • Stephen J. Walsh
  • Carlos F. Mena
Series Title
Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5794-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5794-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5793-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0216-3
Series ISSN
2195-1055
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 246
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