Juan Luis ArsuagaThe Young Darwin: the travel of a naturalist around the world
The paleontologist Juan Luis Arsuaga presents the unknown face of Charles Darwin, a fundamental figure of natural history whose discoveries and theories changed the conception of the human species. In 1832, a young Darwin embarked as an apprentice geologist on Captain Robert Fitz Roy's ship "Beagle" for an expedition that would last five years, destined to cartographic and hydrographic works on the coasts of South America. The adventures and discoveries of this voyage would be recounted in the scientific journal -published as The Origin of Species—where he developed the foundation of evolutionary theory. The image of the bearded Darwin, with a sedentary life due to multiple diseases, would not arrive until years later.