The Deeper Dive Series: The North American Galapagos – The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey, Episode 2
In episode two of The Deeper Dive Series, Corinne Heyning Laverty, research associate and fellow at the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County, and associate of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation, shares about her narrative nonfiction book. Her book, The North American Galapagos – The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey, recounts the never before told adventures and ambitions of a group of researchers, naturalists, and explorers who came together in the late 1930s to embark upon a series of unprecedented expeditions. Their mission: to piece together the human history and biological evolution of California’s eight Channel Islands. Sometimes called “North America’s Galapagos,” each island supports unique ecosystems with varied flora and fauna and differing human histories.