Sunday, December 27, 2009
December 27: Million-Year-Old Islands (Vol. 29, pp. 376-389)
On this day in 1831, Charles Darwin and crew set sail on the Beagle. The most famous stop on their tour, the Galapagos Islands, is recounted in today's reading. Darwin's voyage was arguably the first example of exploration without pillage, and the data he gathered greatly informed his research on evolution and natural selection.