On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin the Galápagos and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden

Darwin's eden reexamined in Elizabeth Hennessy's first book

In the Galápagos islands, there are many layers to the human exploitation and conservation of the islands’ iconic tortoises.

The ancient belief that the Earth sits on the back of a turtle that rests on an infinite stack of ever-larger turtles has many interpretations.