Voyage of the Beagle (Google eBook)

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National Geographic Books, Nov 28, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography
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Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection has been debated and disparaged over time, but there is no dispute that he is responsible for some of the most remarkable and groundbreaking scientific findings in history. His five-year trip as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagletook him on a journey to such exotic locales as Chile, Argentina, and the Galapagos Islands. Darwin wrote the details of this expedition, including his thoughts about the people on the ship and of course, his observations of the flora and fauna, in his journal, published as Voyage of the Beagle. It is here that his original interpretations of the Galapagos ecosystem and the impact of nature and selection are first revealed.

This edition of the classic travel memoir is enhanced with an introduction by bestselling nature writer David Quammen, and is part of National Geographic’s major cross-platform event in spring 2009 to celebrate the anniversary.
  

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Incredibly easy to read (surprising to me). - Goodreads
Very interesting but quiet hard to read in places. - Goodreads
And a fine writer as well. - Goodreads
The prose is clear and accessible even a century later. - Goodreads
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User Review  - William Peak - Goodreads

Remarkable account of the Beagle's journey and the extraordinary mind that travelled with her. Though it would take Darwin years to fully develop and elucidate his theory of evolution, you can already ... Read full review

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The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (Collier 1937) (508.3). Charles Darwin sailed as a twenty-two year old budding scientist from England to South America on the HMS Beagle in 1831. This voyage ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 21
INDEX
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE CLASSICS
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) fue un naturalista ingles que postulo que todas las especies de seres vivos han evolucionado con el tiempo a partir de un antepasado comun mediante un proceso denominado seleccion natural. La evolucion fue aceptada como un hecho por la comunidad cientifica y por buena parte del publico en vida de Darwin, mientras que su teoria de la evolucion mediante seleccion natural no fue considerada como la explicacion primaria del proceso evolutivo hasta los anos 1930. Actualmente constituye la base de la sintesis evolutiva moderna. Con sus modificaciones, los descubrimientos cientificos de Darwin aun siguen siendo el acta fundacional de la biologia como ciencia.

Writer David Quammen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and was later educated at both Yale and Oxford Universities. Quammen began his career by writing for The Christian Science Monitor, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Audubon, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Harpers Magazines. He wrote the novels The Soul of Viktor Tronko and The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, which won the 1997 New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He also received two National Magazine Awards for his column "Natural Acts" in Outside magazine.

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