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Product details

  • Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Unknown; 2 Revised edition (13 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155921399X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559213998
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Margret Wittmer, daughter of Johannes Walbroel, a goldsmith, and Eva Leuchtenberg was born in Cologne on July 12, 1904. Margret, her husband, and her stepson moved to Floreana in 1932. She gave birth to a son and a daughter while living on the island. She returned to Germany on two occasions: the first in 1935, the second in 1960 to present her book Postlagernd Floreana (Floreana in English). Margret died in 2000. She was 96 years old.

Julian Fitter's interests cover natural history and conservation in New Zealand and other island groups. He spent 15 years in the Galapagos Islands and set up the Galapagos Conservation Trust as a result, he is also a key member of the Falklands Conservation.
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I read this after a trip and throughly enjoyed it. What is so incredible is the conditions the Wittmers lived in when they first went to Floreana in the 1930s - some might say they were mad to do it. Stylistically, the book is not perfect - it's clearly not written by an accomplished author, but that doesn't really matter given the fascinating subject. You'll love it if you are in the least bit interested in the Galapaogos islands.
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We called her "Ma" Wittmer when I was growing up in Galapagos. When we visited the island of Floreanna she always greeted us with flour on her apron and a twinkle in her eye. Although the book is "ghosted" there are touching moments but mostly it shows the grit and pioneer spirit of a long lost time on a remote island few would ever be inspired to call home. With the new release of the film The Galapagos Affair....I am glad that my old friend Ma Wittmer has a voice through this little book.
Johanna Angermeyer
author of My Father's Island
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This book ,Floreana ,Iread it more than 30 years ago .
And I was looking for it for ,maybe 1 year .
So ,you understand that I am very happy with Amazon
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Subject unusual and most interesting. I enjoy non-fiction mainly and biographies and Floreana just fitted the bill. The language was good and I was kept engrossed to the end.
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Another very interesting read from one of the protagonists in the Floreana mystery of the early 1030's.
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