GALAPAGOS SUMMER: True Adventures in Amazing Pacific Islands by Jack & Mike Couffer

GALAPAGOS SUMMER: True Adventures in Amazing Pacific Islands

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A summer vacation travelogue narrated in turn by photographer Jack Couffer and his son Mike. Jack is a civilized if somewhat wordy raconteur and son Mike adds slangy comments (""bitchin"" and ""foxy"" are among his favorite words). But the two personalities together are overbearing, this is one vacation well worth sharing--a summer in the Galapagos Islands spent exploring, photographing and renewing acquaintances from Jack's first visit fifteen years ago. Mike faces off a shark while swimming, plays with some friendly sea lions and feeds the giant tortoises while Dad provides commentary on the islands' ecology and the encroachment of civilization, hair-raising tales of haphazard travel arrangements, and insight into life and work of the areas' few permanent residents who are mostly either scientists or adventurous exiles from modern civilization. Like one of those 30 minute TV nature shows, a painless if ephemeral mixture of information and entertainment.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1975
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Putnam