The year 2009 marked the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Mètode celebrated with this monograph, which delved into different aspects of the naturalist’s research, and also with the publication of his Autobiography, previously unpublished in Catalan.
Humboldt and Darwin belonged to different generations and their approaches to the study of nature differed. However, they had something in common: their lives were shaken up and changed course after their respective journeys, which marked the starting point of their fruitful scientific careers.
[caption id="attachment_1828" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Tendrils of squash (Cucurbita maxima). / Foto: Valentín Rodríguez[/caption]
The Mystery of Movement in Plants: Darwin and the Circumnutation of Climbing Plants.
Plants are able to bow and bend, a movement known as circumnutation, by means of which they can wind around
Charles Darwin has been, without doubt, one of the most transcendental scientists of all times. Nevertheless, some researchers have objected that his work is based more on the collection of data taken from other sources than fruit of his own research.