Charles Darwin spent the majority of his 1832-1833 voyage around the world in southern South America, and his early experiences in the Cape Horn region may have triggered his first ideas on human evolution. Darwin was not only a field naturalist, but also a scholar of the observations of the European explorers who preceded him. This book illuminates the foundations of Cape Horn’s natural history records as they oriented Darwin’s own explorations and his ideas on natural selection. Richly illustrated with maps and color photographs, this book also offers a guide to the sites visited by Darwin and offers a compass for present-day visitors who can follow Darwin’s path over the sea and land, and encounter the people who so influenced him. Cape Horn is one of the few wilderness areas remaining on the planet, and visitors will benefit from a handbook that orients them toward a responsible tourism experience that will in turn contribute to the conservation of this unique and culturally diverse area.
English and Spanish definitions are presented side-by-side in a unique two-column format, with hundreds of sample sentences and numerous common idioms and phrases. This useful volume provides the foundation for more advanced English-language study.