Topic: Galapagos Islands

Read selections from the writings of early visitors to the Galapagos Islands: British Naturalist Charles Darwin, Captain Robert FitzRoy of HMS Beagle, and American author Herman Melville.

Charles Darwin on Chatham Island

Frozen lava bubbles, odd-looking cactus, and two large tortoises

Charles Darwin on James island

Salt lakes and a week of camping sustained on tortoise meat

Captain FitzRoy, HMS Beagle on Albemarle Island

Six volcanic peaks, craters, “a place where Vulcan might have worked”

Captain FitzRoy, HMS Beagle on Charles Island

Post Office Bay and settlers growing bananas, sugarcane, corn, and sweet potatoes

Herman Melville on Charles Island

Sketch Seven, The Dog King

Herman Melville on Albemarle Island

Sketch Five: Captain Porter of the USS Essex

 

Our books about the Galapagos Islands . . .

Available as a paperback and ebook:

In the Galapagos Islands with Herman Melville
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Galapagos Islands Birds eBook Cover, Moses Michelsohn, Photographer
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Galapagos Islands Landscapes ebook cover, Moses Michelsohn, Photographer
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The Cholo Widow ebook cover, Herman Melville
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