Darwin Slept Here

Darwin Slept Here

Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America

Book - 2009
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One snowy day in Ushuaia, Argentina, the self-proclaimed "southernmost city in the world," writer Eric Simons picked up a copy of Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle. Simons had just hiked the mountains overlooking Beagle Channel, and he found himself engrossed in Darwin's account. Like Simons, Darwin was in his mid-twenties when he traveled to the continent. Simons followed Darwin further into South America--to stand where Darwin had stood and to explore the histories, legends and people that had fascinated him two centuries before. Simons trekked to as many of the locations Darwin wrote about as he could find to see if he could see these places through Darwin's eyes, and to learn what South Americans know about Darwin.
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2009
Characteristics: 258 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590202203
Call Number: 918.04 SIMONS


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May 28, 2013

A comfortable read and very interesting. Very little about Darwin and evolution per se, much more about Darwin as a young scientist and adventurer and how he looked at the world around him. Really enjoyed this.


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