A Story of the GalápagosBook - 2012
The award-winning author of Redwoods presents a painstakingly researched visual tribute to the evolving terrain and animals of the Galápagos that traces the island's fiery origins, its rise and decline as an environment and the emergence of life on new islands.
Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain?
Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and beautiful paintings, this extraordinary book by Award-winning author and artist Jason Chin is an epic saga of the life of an island—born of fire, rising to greatness, its decline, and finally the emergence of life on new islands. Chin's approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.
Island is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012
Presents a visual tribute to the evolving terrain and animals of the Galapagos that traces the island's fiery origins, its rise and decline as an environment, and the emergence of life on new islands.