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Postlagernd Floreana. by Margret Wittmer

Postlagernd Floreana. (1959)

by Margret Wittmer

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Not available at Multnomah digital 05/17/2015
  KathyGilbert | Jan 29, 2016 |
Bien, acabo de ver el documental "The Galapagos Affair" sobre los hechos que se cuentan en este libro y no creo que vaya a pegar un ojo hoy...ni mañana, ni pasado, ni nunca.

Si les gustan los documentales sobre misterios sin resolver, Ya se me van a mirarlo!! Ya! (Esta en Netflix)
  LaMala | Jun 7, 2015 |
Kudos to BOMC/QPBC for urging this on me 24 years ago. It took until I retired to pull it down from the bookshelf and it is very good indeed. (And Kudos to the translator.)

Kudos to BOMC/QPBC for urging this on me 24 years ago. It took until I retired to pull it down from the bookshelf and it is very good indeed. (And Kudos to the translator.)
  Mark-S | Apr 6, 2014 |
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and to all our English and American friends, who have helped so much through the years to make out life on Floreana more comfortable and contented.
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The grey outlines of the little fishing-boat slowly faded in the mist lying over the sea, till at last they disappeared altogether.
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This is the first-hand account of Margret Wittment, who settled the island of Floreana in the Galapagos--600 miles from the mainland of Ecuador. It took Wittmer and her family weeks to travel to the island in 1932; they battled with the tides for three full days before they could land.

Wittmer and her husband left their home and family in Europe behind, seeking a new life in a place as-yet-untouched by civilization. Their first home was a cove previously abandoned by pirates not yet as intrepid as the Wittmers. They planted their first garden, only to find it torn up continuously by wild boars.

Five months pregnant when she arrived, Wittmer found the beauty of the tropical island constantly tempered by the traumas of attempting everyday life in a wild and lonely spot. From the mysterious disappearance of other settlers, to a visit from Thor Heyerdahl, the 56 years recalled in in this memoir are full of exotic adventures and the joys and tragedies of a lifetime.

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