Author: Francisca Massardo

Works Published by UNT Press

Tracing Darwin's Path in Cape Horn

Published: January, 2019  Pages: 256  Features: 170 color illus. Notes. Bib. Index.

Charles Darwin spent the majority of his 1831-1836 voyage around the world in southern South America, and his early experiences in the Cape Horn region seem to 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 that oriented Darwin’s own explorations and his ideas on evolution, which acquire the highest relevance for planetary sustainability and environmental ethics. more... about Tracing Darwin's Path in Cape Horn

Miniature Forests of Cape Horn: Ecotourism with a Hand Lens

Published: April, 2012  Pages: 400  Features: 250 color illus. Bib.

In the humid forests of Cape Horn, a single tree can host more than 100 species of little epiphyte plants. The floor of the forest and the rocks are also covered by numerous species of liverworts, mosses, and lichens. The decision to stop at a tree or rock and explore these “miniature forests” generates an authentic ecotourism experience. In a small area we can spend several minutes or hours with a magnifying glass or camera discovering the colors, shapes, and textures of the most diverse organisms of Cape Horn. more... about Miniature Forests of Cape Horn: Ecotourism with a Hand Lens