Forgot your password?  
Study Guide

Galapagos Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book One: The Thing Was, Chapter 4 Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 66 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Galapagos.
This section contains 443 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Galapagos Study Guide

Book One: The Thing Was, Chapter 4 Summary

Darwin is a hero in Guayaquil because he made the Galapagos Islands famous and created a booming tourist trade. This shows how someone's opinion, like Darwin's opinion of the Galapagos Islands, changes human behavior. A million years later, people don't have big brains, so they don't worry about opinions.

A Spanish ship carrying the Bishop of Panama to Peru discovered the Galapagos Islands in 1535 after being blown off course. They found the Galapagos Islands a horror and towed their ship away as quickly as possible. No one wanted the islands until Ecuador claimed them in 1832. Only after Darwin persuaded people that the islands were important did they become valued, so that Guayaquil contained three cruise ships dedicated to Galapagos Islands cruises.

However, in 1986, a new opinion is ruining the tourist trade: the opinion that Ecuadorian currency (and...

(read more from the Book One: The Thing Was, Chapter 4 Summary)

This section contains 443 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Galapagos Study Guide
Copyrights
Galapagos from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook