Darwin in Galápagos: Footsteps to a New World

K. Thalia Grant; Gregory B. Estes

Published by Princeton University Press, 2009
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In 1835, during his voyage on HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin spent several weeks in Galápagos exploring the islands and making extensive notes on their natural history. Darwin in Galápagos is the first book to recreate Darwin's historic visit to the islands, following in his footsteps day by day and island by island as he records all that he observes around him.

Thalia Grant and Gregory Estes meticulously retrace Darwin's island expeditions, taking you on an unforgettable guided tour. Drawing from Darwin's original notebooks and logs from the Beagle, the latest findings by Darwin scholars and modern science, and their own intimate knowledge of the archipelago, Grant and Estes offer rare insights into Darwin's thinking about evolution in the context of the actual locales that inspired him. They introduce Darwin as a young naturalist in England and onboard the Beagle and then put you in his shoes as he explores remote places in the islands. They identify the unique animals and plants he observed and collected, and describe dramatic changes to the islands since Darwin's time. They also explore the importance of Darwin's observations and collections to the development of his thinking after the voyage.

Ideal for visitors to Galápagos and a delight for armchair travelers, Darwin in Galápagos is generously illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs and line drawings, as well as detailed maps of Darwin's island itinerary and informative box features on the archipelago's natural history.

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"Grant and Estes, the world's authorities on Darwin in Galápagos, put readers in young Darwin's mind and meticulously trace his every footstep. They have the most intimate knowledge about this archipelago and a heartfelt friendship with its most famous visitor. Darwin comes alive in this carefully researched book. A book every Galápagos traveler should read, as should anyone who wants to understand how Darwin became the first evolutionary biologist."--Martin Wikelski, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and Konstanz University

"This book is a tale of two journeys: Darwin's in the islands, and the authors' as they retraced his steps. Darwin's, of course, was one of the most important series of footsteps in the history of human exploration. And the journey that Thalia Grant and Greg Estes have made is impressive because they have done so much legwork in the islands and the libraries, and have spent so much of their lives working in the archipelago. Outdoors and indoors, it seems to have been a labor of love."--Jonathan Weiner, author of The Beak of the Finch

"This volume provides a timely and interesting account of a key moment in Charles Darwin's life--and, it might be said, in the history of evolutionary biology. It is especially valuable to encounter the deep local knowledge that the authors bring to the locations they describe. The route Darwin took around the islands comes alive in this book."--Janet Browne, author of Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

"This is an engaging tour of Darwin's explorations on Galápagos. This book provides the best description yet of Darwin's trip through the islands. The authors have a remarkable familiarity with the places Darwin visited, and ably share that knowledge."--Edward J. Larson, author of Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

"Grant and Estes provide a vivid and accurate account of where Charles Darwin went on his 1835 visit to the Galápagos Islands. This is an important addition to the Darwin literature and to our knowledge of what Darwin did in--and how he was affected by--Galápagos."--Duncan M. Porter, coeditor of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

"The authors have provided a richly detailed and evocative description of Darwin's route and experiences in the Galápagos Islands. In doing so they have made a significant contribution to Darwin studies and to the enjoyment of anyone who visits these places with their book in hand."--Sandra Herbert, author of Charles Darwin, Geologist

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