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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Galapágos

A sparsely populated group of islands (13 in number), barren on the N., but well wooded on the S., situated on the equator, 600 m. W. of Ecuador, and which, although belonging to Ecuador, all bear English names, bestowed upon them, it would appear, by the buccaneers of the 17th century; Albemarle Island makes up more than half of their area; they are volcanic in formation, and some of their 2000 craters are not yet inactive; their fauna is of peculiar scientific interest as exhibiting many species unknown elsewhere; besides the islands proper there is a vast number of islets and rocks.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Galapágos'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/galapgos.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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