Before we know where we are going, we need to know where we came from this is the role of history. Indeed, contrary
to Henry Ford's opinion, history is not "bunk". Rather, it is a selective database of previous events, whose
importance is decided by others. Here is presented a selection of what I think are more interesting and relevant
events. For a general picture of Galapagos history, check out the timeline and for more information consult the
books on Galapagos history.