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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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
Darwin's writing is dry and the Sahara! - Goodreads

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A wonderful travelogue, adventure story, and insight into the seminal years of a gigantic intellect. Read full review

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What I wrote in my LJ while I was reading it. _ So I've started reading The Voyage of the Beagle. I've only read a chapter or so so far, but it's very enjoyable. I just kind of wish I'd paid more ... Read full review

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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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