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    The Voyage of the "Beagle": Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Darwin, Edited by Janet Browne, Edited by Michael Neve

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    Description"The Voyage of the Beagle" is Charles Darwin's account of the momentous voyage which set in motion the current of intellectual events leading to "The Origin of Species". This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Janet Brown and Michael Neve. 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. Charles Darwin (1809-82), a Victorian scientist and naturalist, has become one of the most famous figures of science to date. The advent of "On the Origin of Species" by means of natural selection in 1859 challenged and contradicted all contemporary biological and religious beliefs. If you enjoyed "The Voyage of the Beagle", you might enjoy Darwin's "On the Origin of Species", also available in "Penguin Classics".


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    Title
    The Voyage of the "Beagle"
    Subtitle
    Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Darwin, Edited by Janet Browne, Edited by Michael Neve
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140432688
    ISBN 10: 014043268X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
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    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    DC21: 508.092
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
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    LC classification: QH11 .D2 1989
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    DC22: 576.82092
    LC classification: QH11
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
    DC22: 508/.092
    Thema V1.0: WN, WTLC
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    07 November 1989
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Charles Darwin (1809-82) was an evolutionary scientist, best-known for his controversial and ground-breaking work of non-fiction Origin of Species, and for his theories on the survival of the fittest. M.Neve is based at the Wellcome Trust, UCL. He teaches and researches the history of psychiatry and life sciences.
    Review text
    'Classic' is almost too trite a word for this wonderful story in Darwin's own words of his famous career-setting journey of a lifetime. Darwin was 22 years old in 1831 when he accmpanied Captain Robert FitzRoy on a mapping-collecting trip to South America. Darwin returned five years later, having marvelled at the wonders of the natural world and taken copious notes about it which led to books and papers and scientific celebrity. It would be several more decades (1859) before Darwin published the famous theory of natural selection to explain evolution but the seeds were all here in this trip - the finches of the Galapagos, the arguments with Captain FitzRoy, the first glimpse of the astonishing diversity of the tropical rain forest, the geological wonders that spoke to Darwin about the Earth's changes. It is highly readable, a book to give any modern adventurer a hint of the thrill of discovery, a book to dip into and to come back to time and again. (Kirkus UK)