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Review: Darwin’s Tortoise November 10, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Review: Darwin's Tortoise

Beachcombing has cash flow problems at the moment. Several newspapers that normally pay him bundles of nice green notes have been taking their time to slap the readies down. Book buying has, therefore, been severely curtailed. The purchase of Darwin’s Tortoise by Robin Stewart is though one exception that Beachcombing is glad to have made. RS covers the story […]

Harry: A 175 Year Old Survivor of the Beagle? October 15, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Harry: A 175 Year Old Survivor of the Beagle?

Beachcombing has been interested in longevity recently and thought that today he would highlight the remarkable case of Harry, a particularly long-lived crew member of the Beagle, the boat on which Darwin travelled to the Galapagos and on which the English scientist hatched his explosive ideas. Now some dates to give a sense of just […]