Islas Galápagos, Teoría de la Evolución, Canal de Panamá y Dieta MediterráneaFray Tomás de Berlanga

  1. Ignacio Jáuregui-Lobera 1
  1. 1 Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Sevilla, España


Journal of Negative and No Positive Results: JONNPR

ISSN: 2529-850X

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 6

Issue: 4

Pages: 716-727

Type: Article

DOI: 10.19230/JONNPR.4250 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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Fray Tomás de Berlanga (1487-1551) was a Dominican friar who studied geography, nautical and natural sciences. He went to America, where he would become bishop of Panama. Traveling towards Lima, the marine currents make him reach the Galapagos Islands, and he informed in detail to Emperor Carlos V. He carried out a design of a step to improve communications in the Central American Isthmus, specifically on the route that, through from the Chagres River, communicated both seas, the Pacific or South Sea, with the Atlantic or North Sea. It was the sketch of what would end up being the Panama Canal. Finally, because of his fondness for agriculture and the dietary and gastronomic innovations that he introduced, Fray Tomás de Berlanga might be considered the patron of the Mediterranean Diet. This diet, incorporated into our everyday language, was declared, in mid-2010, an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, jointly named for Spain, Greece, Italy and Morocco.  

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