The Voyage of the Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 152878975X

Category: Travel

Page: 590

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First published in 1839, “The Voyage of the Beagle” is the book written by Charles Darwin that chronicles his experience of the famous survey expedition of the ship HMS Beagle. Part travel memoir, part scientific field journal, it covers such topics as biology, anthropology, and geology, demonstrating Darwin's changing views and ideas while he was developing his theory of evolution. A book highly recommended for those with an interest in evolution and is not to be missed by collectors of important historical literature. Contents include: “St. Jago—Cape De Verd Islands”, “Rio De Janeiro”, “Maldonado”, “Rio Negro To Bahia Blanca”, “Bahia Blanca”, “Bahia Blanca To Buenos Ayres”, “Banda Oriental And Patagonia”, etc. Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) was an English geologist, naturalist, and biologist most famous for his contributions to the science of evolution and his book “On the Origin of Species” (1859). This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The Voyage of the Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014043268X

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Charles Darwin's account of the momentous voyage which set in motion the current of intellectual events leading to The Origin of Species When HMS Beagle sailed out of Devonport on 27 December 1831, Charles Darwin was twenty-two and setting off on the voyage of a lifetime. His journal, here reprinted in a shortened form, shows a naturalist making patient observations concerning geology, natural history, people, places and events. Volcanoes in the Galapagos, the Gossamer spider of Patagonia and the Australasian coral reefs - all are to be found in these extraordinary writings. The insights made here were to set in motion the intellectual currents that led to the theory of evolution, and the most controversial book of the Victorian age: The Origin of Species. This volume reprints Charles Darwin's journal in a shortened form. In their introduction Janet Brown and Michael Neve provide a background to Darwin's thought and work, and this edition also includes notes, maps, appendices and an essay on scientific geology and the Bible by Robert FitzRoy, Darwin's friend and Captain of the Beagle. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Voyage of the Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264764

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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Darwin's notes from his 1831 trip provide an account of the HMS "Beagle" and the first hints of his theory of evolution and natural selection

The Voyage of the Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 0760348138

Category: History

Page: 480

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"The first fully illustrated edition of Charles Darwin's account of the second voyage of the HMS Beagle, featuring excerpts from related works, letters by Darwin, and other supplementary resources."--

A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628739215

Category: Science

Page: 496

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When On the Origin of Species came out in 1859, it changed the understanding of life and was the foundation of evolutionary biology. All the material that he received for this book was from the famous expeditions he took on the Beagle during the 1830s. This is the story of that voyage. A Naturalist’s Voyage Round the World follows Charles Darwin over his almost five-year journey around the world, in which he studied animals, plants, geology, and much more. From the tip of South America and the Galapagos Islands to Australia and Tahiti, Darwin set out to study geology, but ended up finding the information that would lead to his theory of evolution by natural selection. With the original images from Darwin’s journal, A Naturalist’s Voyage Round the World is an incredible look into the past at one of the most important documentations of a sea voyage ever. The information collected by Darwin changed our world, and now you can relive every moment in his own words and illustrations.

The Voyage of the Beagle

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844863298

Category: History

Page: 192

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The Beagle has become synonymous with Charles Darwin and his groundbreaking title On the Origin of Species. But how did Darwin come to be on board? For the first time in a single volume all the various strands of the Beagle story have been woven together to reveal the circumstances that set the expedition in motion and the characters who circumnavigated the world together. Enriched with first-hand commentary from personal letters and diaries, and the official narrative of the voyage, as well as artworks, sketches and charts produced by the shipboard artists and surveyors, James Taylor has produced a thoroughly engaging and informative account that will appeal to historians, scientists, art lovers, and anyone with a sense of adventure.

Birds - Part III - The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin,John Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781528712101

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1877

First published in 1842, this vintage book contains part three of Charles Darwin's "The Zoology of The Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle", a fascinating and detailed account of the research he did whilst aboard the HMS Beagle between 1832 and 1836-work that played a key role in the conception of his scientific theories on evolution and natural selection. This part concentrates on the various birds that he encountered and studied around the world. Contents include: "Vulturidae", "Cathartes Atratus", "Cathartes Aura", "Falconidae", "Milvago, Spix", "Milvago Pezoporos", "Milvago Chimango", "Milvago Leucurus", "Milvagoi Albogularis", etc. Charles Robert Darwin (1809 - 1882) was an English geologist, naturalist, and biologist most famous for his contributions to the science of evolution and his book "On the Origin of Species" (1859). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on ornithology.

Quicklet on Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle (CliffNotes-like Book Summary)

Author: Nicole Silvester

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614641226

Category: Study Aids

Page: 27

View: 1999

ABOUT THE BOOK “On the 2nd of October we made the shores of England; and at Falmouth I left the Beagle, having lived on board the good little vessel nearly five years.” Charles Robert Darwin, the man who brought the world the theory of evolution by natural selection, was born on the 12th of February, 1809, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. From an early age, he showed interest in the study of nature. In 1825, when he was sixteen, Darwin spent a summer as an apprentice to his father, a doctor, and then in the fall of that year he attended medical school at the University of Edinburgh. Darwin was an indifferent student, finding his lectures dull, and he was distressed by surgery, which was required learning for a doctor. So instead of studying, he turned to other pursuits. He learned taxidermy from John Edmonstone, a former slave who had accompanied an expedition to the South American rainforest; he joined the Plinian Society, a student natural history group; and he assisted Robert Edmond Grant with a study of marine invertebrates, during which time he made and presented at least one discovery of his own. Due to the neglect of his medical studies, Darwin’s father decided to send him instead to Christ’s College, Cambridge to get a degree as part of the process of becoming an Anglican parson. Darwin continued to neglect his studies, but his newly-found passion for entomology led to some discoveries of new species. Despite being a less-than-stellar student, Darwin graduated in 1831. MEET THE AUTHOR Nicole has been writing since she could make letters with a pencil, and has been making a living at it for more than ten years. She has gone back to school too many times, studying archaeology, folklore, writing and visual art. She reads too many books, plays too many video games, and watches too much anime. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK During the years 1831 to 1836, Charles Darwin sailed on the HMS Beagle, on its second hydrographic survey voyage. He kept a diary and detailed scientific notes, and when the expedition returned to England, Darwin began to edit his notes for publication at the request of Robert Fitz Roy, captain of the Beagle. The resulting book, also known as Darwin's Journal of Researches, was first published in 1838 and 1839 as book three of a four-volume publication covering all aspects of both the first and second Beagle voyages. Darwin’s portion covered geology, anthropology and natural history. Darwin’s family had initially encouraged him to publish his journal separately from Fitz Roy’s account of the voyage, but because it was to be a separate volume in the series, Darwin allowed it to be printed alongside Fitz Roy’s work. However, Darwin’s volume of The Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle was so popular that he did eventually publish the work on its own in 1845, with some revisions. Most notably, he added more references to his developing theory of natural selection. It was reprinted several times, often with slightly different titles, and with minor revisions... Buy a copy to keep reading!

The Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin,Ruth Padel

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 9780099519171

Category: History

Page: 972

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