The Voyage of the Beagle

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Echo Library, Oct 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
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Documenting natural historical and geological discoveries on his journey to and around South America, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and Mauritius aboard H.M.S. Beagle

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User Review  - Cecrow - LibraryThing

This record from the 1830s describes the second HMS Beagle survey expedition. Captain Robert Fitzroy thought that a follow-up survey would benefit from having a naturalist onboard, and the recently ... Read full review

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User Review  - NeilRoyMcFarlane - LibraryThing

I didn't find this book tedious at all (as one reviewer below did). I found it enthralling from beginning to end. Here is a young man setting out on a five-year voyage (not a quick return flight to ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Charles Darwin died in 1882.

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