Galapagos sealions and seals

01 Jan 23 /

Galapagos sealions & seals / Charles Darwin Foundation ; photographs by Godfrey Merlen ; selection of texts and edition by Edgardo Civallero .-- Santa Cruz, Galapagos : Charles Darwin Foundation, 2023.

col. ill. ; 27 pages ; 30 x 21 cm. Memorias de la FCD : 8. ISBN: Pending. English. 14.2 Mb

This document, dedicated to the sealions and seals of the Galapagos Islands, combines a series of photographs by the British researcher Godfrey Merlen, preserved as slides in the audiovisual collection of the Library, Archive & Museum of the Charles Darwin Foundation, with a selection of texts about the archipelago that are part of the "Historical Bibliography" of the Galapagueana digital project.

Using both resources, and connecting the visual works with fragments of narratives and chronicles, a comprehensive approach to two of the most iconic Galapagos species is sought. An approach that goes beyond mere scientific knowledge and that places these species in a broad and comprehensive framework. The minimalist design reinforces the importance of the images, which are already part of the audiovisual heritage of the Galapagos.

The texts included in these pages are quoted in their original version and language. At the end of the book, whenever necessary, a possible translation of them is offered.

Our thanks to Godfrey Merlen for the images, and to all the chroniclers, travelers and scholars who left, in their field notebooks, testimony of the natural wonders they found on their way through "The Encantadas".



Date: 2023
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