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Extinct Galapagos Tortoise Brought Back from the Grave

Lonesome George Extinct The death of #LonesomeGeorge marked the extinction of the Pinta Island tortoise. Other islands have also seen their giant tortoise species go extinct too such as Santa Fe and Floreana. Over the last few hundred years, sailors, whalers, and pirates slaughtered and captured so many tortoises and drove them to extinction on some islands.

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A tale of murder in The Enchanted Islands

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Floreana’s Empress

The Galapagos Islands (Enchanted Islands) is known today as a world-famous holiday destination attracting thousands of tourists every year to marvel at the fearless wildlife and beautiful island landscapes, but Floreana Island in the Enchanted Islands is the setting of a mysterious account of the eccentric settlers who lived on the island in the 1930’s. Living on a remote island years before the islands were well-known, their demise is still shrouded in mystery to this day.

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Tungurahua Volcano Alert

tungurahua-350Ecuador’s Avenue of Volcanos is perhaps one of the most characteristic sights to behold in the Andes Mountains. World-famous for their impressive beauty and long revered by ancient cultures for their incredible forces, the Ecuadorian volcanos are truly magnificent. Rising to lofty heights, many of them are covered with snowcaps of tropical glaciers.

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Charles Darwin Theory

charles-darwin-interview During a public vote on a list of the top 20 academic books in history compiled by academic booksellers, librarians, and publishers for Academic Book Week, Charles Darwin theory On the Origin of Species overwhelmingly won with 26% of the votes. The public has hailed his revolutionary book as the top book that changed the way we see the world.

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The Origin of Species voted the most influential academic book in the world

Darwin’s book was up against works written by Plato, Einstein, Orwell, Shakespeare, Marx, and others ( http://acbookweek.com/20abcworld/ ). According to Professor Andrew Prescott of the University of Glasgow, Darwin’s book won the vote because it has, “changed the way we think about everything – not only the natural world, but religion, history and society.”

Charles Darwin’s voyage around the planet, and especially his time spent in the Galapagos Islands, inspired him to write his book which would go on to be the most influential academic book in history. His observations, comparisons, and realizations based on his experiences have clearly changed the world in countless ways. Anyone who visits the unforgettable Galapagos Islands will understand why these otherworldly islands had such an impact on Darwin.

When you visit the Galapagos Islands, you can step back in time and marvel at the same wonders that fascinated Charles Darwin and led him to revolutionize the way we see our planet and its natural history. When you come face to face with the finches, mockingbirds, and giant tortoises in the Galapagos, you may wonder about the origin of species on Earth as well.

Come to the Galapagos Islands and ponder the secrets of life on the planet that inspired Charles Darwin to write the most influential academic book in history!

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