Category: Voyages of Discovery

Fungi at the Ends of the Earth

The southern reaches of South America, the uttermost part of the earth, have held special fascination and navigational importance for explorers since Magellan’s time. The names—Port…

Travels and Science in Brazil

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The Year of Darwin is barely under way, and among the avalanche of events and publications commemorating this great scientist’s life and works, a recent book has established…

In Dire Straits

In early 1968, while traveling as a Peace Corps Volunteer to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Ecuadoran navy supply boat B.A.E Calicuchima, I first read Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle…


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