Murmurs of the Galapagos is a celebration of the creatures and habitats of the Galapagos Islands six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands were visited by Charles Darwin during his famous voyage after which he wrote his Origin of the Species. The creatures there have no fear of humans and were plundered and almost vanquished until Ecuador and far-sighted concerned individuals worked to establish strict laws and guidelines for visiting the islands. The author attempts to share the awe and reverence felt at being able to be very close to the animals and varied species of life she had the opportunity to spend time with on her journey there in 2016. Murmurs of the Galapagos is a unique collection of poems and photographs which invite the reader to share the experience of actually being on the various islands and communing with the inhabitants.
Author: Shelby Lewis Jones Publisher: Shelby Lewis Jones Published: 01/27/2018 Pages: 38 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.16lbs Size: 8.50h x 5.51w x 0.10d ISBN: 9780692968499
About the Author Shelby Lewis Jones is a Florida author and poet whose love of wildlife and travel led her to the Galapagos Islands in 2016 where she was inspired to pen Murmurs of the Galapagos. It is her hope that this work will help raise awareness of the fragility of the Galapagos and the importance of doing all possible to protect the creatures there and elsewhere from the dwindling numbers that many diverse species are facing.