Science: Beebe at Gal

An archipelago where no human beings live but a small colony of convicts; where only pirates, adventurers, and scientific expeditions have sojourned, where flora and fauna of vanished geological ages flourish in greater abundance and variety than in any other spot on the earth's surface—that describes the Galápagos, locale of William Beebe's latest scientific and literary exploits. His new book* issued under the auspices of the New York Zoölogical Society, is a saga of man, the ever-curious, in a garb that fits the tale, replete with gorgeous color plates, beautiful photography, 12 point...

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