An awe-inspiring biodiversity:
Island - A story of the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are unlike any other place on Earth:  each island is different and they are home to an awe-inspiring biodiversity.
An extraordinary number of endemic species lives on the volcanic archipelago, species that do not exist anywhere else in the world.

Jason Chin tells the story of one of the Islands from its  formation six million years ago to its disappearance after sinking into the water many many years later, explaining how different species  adapted to its unique environment and ecosystem, evolving over time.
The book includes some valuable back matter ummarising Darwin's research on the Island and clearly describing the geological process of volcanic islands formation.

Chin combines scientific research, detailed and realistic illustrations and imaginative storytelling to create an utterly engaging and informative book, with the aim of exciting and inspiring children to the grandeur and beauty of Nature. I find all Chin's books myself really amazing, I always end up with the urge to leave for a journey after reading them.
They are amazing to bring science closer to young children and to introduce some complex concepts. A must-have for teachers and librarians and an important addition to any home library.
Island, A story of the Galapagos [2012] available on Amazon Books
Written and illustrated by Jason Chin
English edition published by Roaring Brook Press
Reading age: 4+
Themes: Geology, Biology, Zoology, Non-Fiction

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