Separated by more than 4,000 miles, the Galapagos Islands in the equatorial Pacific and the Falkland Islands off the stormy tip of South America would seem to be worlds apart. In fact, these two remarkable archipelagos have much in common, from their shared history with Charles Darwin to their extraordinary diversity of life, above and below the waves. Join naturalist Scott Weidensaul for an exploration of these twin Edens — one famous, one little-known — that helped shape how science understands the natural world. Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind,” about bird migration, “The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America,” and “The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean.” Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in Schuylkill County, and is an active field researcher studying the migration of owls, hummingbirds and songbirds from Maine to Alaska.
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