Darwin Festival 2009

Darwin Festival episode

Tue, 25th Aug 2009

Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sandra Herbert

Darwin cartoon - Originally published in The Hornet magazine; this image is available on University College London Digital Collections (18886) (c) Originally published in The Hornet magazine; this image is available on University College London Digital Collections (18886)

This week historian Sandra Herbert tells how she retraced Darwin's footsteps to the Galapagos in search of rock samples to prove his volcanic theories were right. Two recent expeditions to Isla Santiago (formerly James Island) show that Darwin wasn't just a ground-breaking biologist but also a pioneering theorist in igneous petrology...

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