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    The Voyage of the Beagle (Classics of World Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Darwin, Introduction by David Amigoni, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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    DescriptionCharles Darwin's travels around the world as an independent naturalist on HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836 impressed upon him a sense of the natural world's beauty and sublimity which language could barely capture. Words, he said, were inadequate to convey to those who have not visited the inter-tropical regions, the sensation of delight which the mind experiences'. Yet in a travel journal which takes the reader from the coasts and interiors of South America to South Sea Islands, Darwin's descriptive powers are constantly challenged, but never once overcome. In addition, The Voyage of the Beagle displays Darwin's powerful, speculative mind at work, posing searching questions about the complex relation between the Earth's structure, animal forms, anthropology and the origins of life itself.

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    The Voyage of the Beagle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Darwin, Introduction by David Amigoni, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    ISBN 13: 9781853264764
    ISBN 10: 1853264768

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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26000
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    Libri: I-SE
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    DC22: 508.8
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    DC22: 508.092
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    LC classification: QH11 .D2 1999B
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 1999
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    Review text
    Many people who have "planned" to read The Voyage of the Beagle and been deterred by its length and scientific aspects will find the answer here in a carefully and skillfully abridged edition, cut to half the length, which gives the continuity of text, Darwin's own words, and the observations and episodes that make it memorable as a human document. Here is a classic, the record of an enquiring mind seeking scientific truth. Here is evident the growth of the man. An introductory biography places the importance of this trip in Darwin's life; introductory bits for each chapter provide an analysis of the voyage and its scientific meaning along with the actual text. This work is significant in view of additional material available in the last 35 years, much of it Darwin's own writings, but hitherto unpublished in book form. A bibliography provides not only original sources but additional material for study. (Kirkus Reviews)