PORTER. ELIOT (PHOTOGRAPHS); EISELEY, LOREN & MILTON, JOHN P. (INTRODUCTIONS); BROWER, KENNETH (FOREWORD).
Title Galapagos: The Flow Of Wildness - Two Volumes - I. Discovery, 2. Prospect.
Book Condition Hardcovers with dustjackets in a slipcase. Good condition but the dustjackets are slightly frayed..
Publisher Sierra Club, San Francisco.
Seller ID 67964X1
This is a book in praise of islands. Its two volumes are an investigation of the virtues of islands as points of reference, both scientific and poetic. They are concerned with islands as laboratories, refuges, genetic reservoirs, and places for future discovery. The book arose from concern for islands and the fragile life forms they have evolved, the gentle insular wildness that is vanishing so rapidly around the world. Its concern is both for oceanic islands like the Galapagos, and for islands isolated in other ways - for islands of life, like the very small island of whooping cranes, a last island of common genes and nesting calls, or like the limited fraternity of the Indian rhinoceros, or that of the freshwater seals of Lake Baikal.
(Key Words: Galapagos Islands, Eliot Porter, Ecuador, Kenneth Brower, Wilderness, John P. Milton, Nature, Loren Eiseley, Cristobal Bonifaz Jijon, Photography, Toroises, Herman Melville).