By Günther Kunkel (auth.), G. Kunkel (eds.)
When requested through the final Editor to arrange a book-length remedy in regards to the nature of the Canary Islands, our goals have been quite bold. A normal monograph was once to be written, embracing all of the disciplines of common heritage appropriate to those islands, and over twenty scientists have been approached for contributions. despite the fact that scientists are 'time machines' ; our proposed record of contents has replaced an outstanding again and again. Cooporation of alternative authors was once received and, eventually, a reasonably rounded venture seemed revealing assorted and lesser identified features of Canary Island Nature. seeing that Centuries the Canary Islands have attracted the eye of guests. Earliest studies can be traced again a few thousand years yet genuine clinical research all started approximately 1800, the time of Alexander von Humboldt and his stopover at to the islands; older studies are scarce, occasionally quite complicated as a result of geographic inaccuracies. however the nineteenth Century will stay because the century of basic explorations, hooked up with names similar to Leopold von Buch, F. C. MacGregor, Sabin Berthelot, Philip Barker Webb, J. Viera y Clavijo, F. von Fritsch, C. Bolle, D. H. Christ, O. Simony, G. Hartung, H. Mayer and so forth. , all prevalent and in detail attached with our wisdom of the ordinary historical past of the archipelago. Even the a lot criticised Ernst Haeckel has supplied us with full of life descriptions of his stopover at to at least one of the 'Fortunate Islands'. the 20 th Century introduced new curiosity, new fields to be explored, and new expeditions to the islands.
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And here is the point, where we can think of an Horatian mixture of three traditions: The mythical Elysion pedion of Homer and the related Elysian Fields by other authors, the Happy Islands, that just in the time of Horace through J uba may have been localized on the Canaries, and another not yet mentioned tradition, namely the Islands of the Cyclops with the oneeyed Polyphem, to be found in the Odyssey in the ninth song and (personalized in Polyphem) in Theokrits XI. idyll. This final tradition may come from Phoenician traditions, namely after navigation of the African coast by Phoenician sailors about 610 Be, sent by the Pharao Nekos and described by Herodot (IV 42).
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