New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1924. Hardcover. Number 40 of 100 signed. xxi, 443 pp. 64 unnumbered plates. Illustrations in B&W and color, maps included. Gilt lettering on spine and cover. Gray dust jacket with white cloth binding, pictoral endsheets, deckled edges on textblock. Top edge gilded. VG-/G+, some fraying on dust jacket and general shelf wear, stain on front flyleaf, otherwise binding tight and contents clean. Item #177898
In 1835, Charles Darwin observed variations among the Galapagos Islands' species that inspired him to formulate the theory of natural selection. Eighty-eight years later, in 1923, a scientific expedition sponsored by the New York Zoological Society followed in Darwin's wake. Led by the author, a biologist and explorer, the scientists visited the the islands to study and obtain specimens of indigenous plants and animals. This is his personal account of that expedition. He recounts the expedition's productive results, including specimens of 60 species previously unknown to science, and an unparalleled accumulation of data that stimulated many scientific papers and new avenues of naturalistic inquiry. Published under the auspices of the New York Zoological Society.
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