Our fifth newsletter marks the anniversary of Charles Darwin setting sail aboard HMS Beagle.
On 20th February 1835, while taking a rest in a wood in Valvidia, Southern Chile, Charles Darwin experienced a major earthquake.
Darwin on the delights of English country walks.
...in the ‘large awkward’ shape of Queen Pōmarre of Tahiti.
Fuelled, perhaps, by his hatred of slavery.
As a former card-carrying member of the Glutton Club, Charles Darwin was pretty unsqueamish when it came to sampling strange flesh, but he did not at all relish the idea of eating calf foetus while travelling is South America. Fortunately, it turned out to be something decidedly more appetising: We did not reach the posta… Continue reading Darwin eats an excellent cat
Specifically, a cow.
...to see how well they can smell.
Concerning Darwin's dealings with this tragic creature.
Darwin kills a rare and inquisitive creature, since named after its collector.
It's like confessing a murder. I have been a self-confessed 'Darwin groupie' for almost a quarter of a century, yet, until this year, I had never read what is supposed to be his most accessible book, 'The Voyage of the Beagle'.
On 12th January 1836, ‘HMS Beagle’ arrived in Sydney harbour, with Charles Darwin on board.