Books: Galapagonistics

SATAN CAME TO EDEN—Dore Strauch—Harper ($3 ).

The Galapagos Islands, 500 miles off the coast of Ecuador, were well-known to the old U. S. whalers; Darwin found there one more piece of evidence for his big theory; but modern newspaper readers first became aware of them when William Beebe landed there (1923), reported huge lizards, other peculiar fauna. Two years ago they flashed into the news, with a dramatic mystery no Sunday-feature writer could have bettered. A free-love back-to-nature colony on the little island of Flo-reana, peeped at and reported from time to...

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