Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: SB Editorial, 2023. First Edition. Paperback. 173p., maps, photos, facsimiles, tables, graphics, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #82028
Whalers, seals and guanos in Patagonia and Malvinas is original and pioneering research on environmental history and introduction of biological species in the Patagonian sea , coasts and islands as a cause of navigation.
Since the end of the 18th century, the Patagonian coasts and the Malvinas Islands have received vessels from different parts of the world. North American, British and French whalers and sealers exploited marine mammals and southern fisheries in establishments and seasonal camps of cosmopolitan populations that established exchanges with indigenous people. Jealous of her empire, Spain tried to control circuits and coastal establishments, just like the criollo governments during the 19th century. Occupied by Great Britain in 1833, the Malvinas Islands were an axis of exploitation, which added guano to its resources, due to its value as fertilizer.
The British colony became a transnational port of call, capable of centralizing and exporting products, while Argentina expanded southward and built up its maritime presence.