The Stad Amsterdam?s eight-month journey comes to an end. During this final leg, the crew stops at The Cape of Good Hope. While there, they study mischievous baboons, examine the remnants of apartheid, and meet the San?the oldest race in the world.
In this episode, Sarah and Redmond explore how Australia is helping to shape the future of mankind through gene research and artificial intelligence. They look into changes in the Earth?s temperature over the past 50,000 years.
The crew makes for Australia to examine the profound effect that human habitation?and the introduction of invasive species?has had on the island. They are also confronted with the reality of how climate change has impacted the land and its inhabitants.
The Stad Amsterdam reaches the Galapagos Islands?the site of Darwin?s most famous research. Explore the various islands with Redmond and Sarah, and meet some of their famous reptilian and feathered inhabitants.
The clipper crosses the Strait of Magellan. Redmond examines the value of salmon farms, while Sarah retraces Darwin?s journey into the Andes Mountains?an expedition he considered to be one of the highlights of his five year voyage.
Follow the team down the coast of South America and see some of the most impacting remnants of the slave trade. Then, tread in Darwin?s footsteps as he discovers his first giant fossils, proving the existence of ancient and extinct animals.
Almost 180 years after Charles Darwin?s journey around the world, his great granddaughter and a crew of authors, artists, and scientists follow in his footsteps. The first leg of their journey takes them from Tenerife to the rainforests of the Amazon.