Chasing a Dream in the Galápagos : A Personal Evolution

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Sunbelt Pubns
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A journey of self-discovery unfolds as a woman travels with her adult daughters to the Galapagos to see natural selection in action. Her memoir of family bonding is set amongst giant tortoises, salt-crested marine iguanas, and crimson-throated Magnificent Frigatebirds; includes photographs and an essay on the life and work of Charles Darwin.

Author Biography

Bette Blaydes Pegas is a writer-editor who fulfilled her life's dream by visiting the islands Charles Darwin made famous. Her desire to see a finch that makes its own tools and to walk among noble creatures that exist nowhere else inspired her journey. The author lives in El Cajon, California, with her historian husband, Art. She is currently working on a collection of short stories

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
The Questionp. 13
A Promisep. 19
Discoveries in the Airp. 25
Immersionp. 33
A Growth Experiencep. 37
Palaces and Shoesp. 43
Beyond Booksp. 47
The Dreamp. 53
Hearts in the Highlandsp. 57
Sights of the Cityp. 65
Seaward Boundp. 71
A Red Beachp. 79
Snorkeling for the Meekp. 85
God's Creatures and Lavap. 89
Walls Apartp. 97
Darwin Bay without Guidancep. 103
Darwin Bay with Guidancep. 107
Moon Landingp. 111
Discord in Paradisep. 117
Survivalp. 121
"Valentine" Islandp. 127
Epilogue: Full Circlep. 135
Chronicle of the Enchanted Islesp. 141
Discovering Charles Darwinp. 145
Galapagos and Quitop. 163
Darwinp. 166
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