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Galapagos Islands


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Galapagos Islands a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life
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In literature:

A small offshoot to the westward passes through the Galapagos Islands.
"The San Francisco Calamity" by Various
On July 12th, 1835, he wrote to Henslow: "In a few days' time the "Beagle" will sail for the Galapagos Islands.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
From this most wretched 'City of the Kings' we sail in a fortnight, from thence to Guayaquil, Galapagos, Marquesas, Society Islands, etc., etc.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)" by Charles Darwin
In a few days time the "Beagle" will sail for the Galapagos Islands.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Craters, in Galapagos Island.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
I noticed a similar practice prevailing among the whalers at the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
Especially the case of the Galapagos Islands.
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by James Marchant
Must we unite South America with the Galapagos Islands?
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences Vol 2 (of 2)" by James Marchant
Galapagos Islands, 105, 124.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
Here Cooke was taken ill. His next stop was at the Galapagos Islands.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
In all New York, I dare say, there is no public eating house so near to the far-flung outposts, the Galapagos Islands of virtue.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
Belonging to Equador State are the Galapagos Islands, 500 miles westward.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
After this, she touched at the volcanic-formed Galapagos Islands, situated on the line, at some distance from the continent.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Why on the ordinary theory should the Galapagos Islands abound with terrestrial reptiles?
"The Foundations of the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
The captains decided on sailing first for the Galapagos, and then to the Marquesas and Sandwich Islands, calling off all intermediate islands.
"The Two Whalers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The insect fauna of the Galapagos islands is scanty, and chiefly composed of beetles.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
The only quadrupeds are rats, and some huge land tortoises, similar to those of the Galapagos Islands.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
We had 1000 negroes, all lusty young men and women, and we had 200 tons of flour stored up at the Galapagos Islands.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
They sailed next to the Galapagos islands, abandoning a design on Truxillo, which they heard had been lately fortified.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume II (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury

In news:

Galapagos Islands Latin America Ecuador.
A Warren neighborhood had a little excitement this week as a bright green native of the Galapagos Islands was spotted resting on the rooftop at the home of Mark and Jackie Forte.
Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands: When's the best time to visit both at the same time.
Giant tortoise Lonesome George dies in Galapagos Islands.
Prickly Pear —Galapagos Islands.
)from British Columbia just happened to be visiting the Galapagos Islands on the very same day the Rubes.
Extinct Galapagos Islands tortoise to be revived by scientists.
A species of giant tortoises from the Galapagos Islands could be brought back from extinction despite the death earlier this year of the famed "Lonesome George," a tourist magnet and conservation icon who was the last of his kind.
Lonesome George, the late reptile prince of the Galapagos Islands, may be dead, but scientists now say he may not be the last giant tortoise of his species after all.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Lonesome George, the late reptile prince of the Galapagos Islands, may be dead, but scientists now say he may not be the last giant tortoise of his species after all.
L onesome George, the late reptile prince of the Galapagos Islands, may be dead, but scientists now say he may not be the last giant tortoise of his species after all.
In this Nov 11, 2012 photo released by Galapagos National Park, park staff test equipment that will hold poisonous bait to kill rats on the Galapagos Islands, as they stand on Baltra Island.
Rat kill in Galapagos Islands targets 180M.
There are 40 to 50 hot spots around the world, including near the Galapagos Islands and Iceland.
QUITO, Ecuador – The beloved Galapagos Islands giant tortoise known as Lonesome George will remain a tourist attraction even in death.

In science:

The observed table, X, is a 13 × 17 binary matrix indicating which of 13 species of finch inhabit which of 17 islands in the Gal´apagos.
Conservative Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals using Importance Sampling