San Francisco: Pacific Division, AAAS, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. 568pp. Quarto [26 cm] Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Bumped at the spine ends, else in very good condition and free of markings. Item #47928
A volume bringing together many of the scientific papers first presented at a one-day symposium on the Galapagos Islands, convened by the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on the campus of San Francisco, California, June 13, 1977. The expanded and updated research reports cover such differing topics as the origin and antiquity of the islands, the essence of submarine rift hydrothermal systems, and the evolutionary importance of structural and behavioral diversity in terrestrial plants and animals.