AMNH: The Film ‘Amazon Adventure’ at the American Museum of Natural History
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Amazon Adventure at American Museum Natural History traces the extraordinary journey of 19th-century naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates—the most influential scientist you’ve never heard of—who provided “the beautiful proof” to Charles Darwin for his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection, the scientific explanation for the development of life on Earth.
As a young man, Bates risked his life for science during his 11-year expedition into the Amazon rainforest. The film is a compelling detective story of peril, perseverance, and, ultimately, success, drawing audiences into his fascinating study of animal mimicry, the phenomenon in which one animal adopts the look of another. —AMNH
Cover photo: Henry Bates (Calum Finlay), in his Amazon workshop. Bates collected over 14, 500 different species in the Amazon and 8,000 new to science.