Scientists in the Wild: Galapagos

Illustrator: Rômolo D'Hipólito

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

Book 1 of Scientists in the Wild Series

Age 7+

Nature, The Natural World People & Places

Join a team of scientists as they set sail for a place that’s unlike anywhere else on Earth — the Galápagos Islands.

Tasked with observing and protecting the islands’ amazing wildlife, the scientists will track and study the animals and plants that are unique to this incredible archipelago.

To get the job done they will climb volcanoes, get sneezed on by marine iguanas, watch dancing birds, launch a deep-diving submersible and explore the dazzling underwater wonders of Galápagos.


Helen Scales is a writer, marine biologist, broadcaster and scuba diver whose work focuses on oceans and their inhabitants. She has a masters degree in Tropical Coastal Management from Newcastle University, and a PhD from Cambridge University, UK.

Rômolo D'Hipólito is a Brazilian artist and illustrator. He is the winner of the 2019 Golden Pinwheel Special Mention Award and the 2018 Ibero-America Ilustra Catalog Official Selection.


A vibrant adventure that captures the exciting lives off conservationists in the field. Packed full of wild facts, this book celebrates rare biodiversity and highlights how we all must work together to save it.

BBC 2’s Springwatch

A truly engaging non-fiction expedition to inspire budding scientists, bursting with information-rich visuals. If I’d read this book as a child I could well be a marine biologist now!

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