Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of HMS Beagle round the World, under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N.

Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of HMS Beagle round the World, under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N.

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Charles Darwin (1809-82) was the English naturalist famous for the theory of evolution by natural selection. He began studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but developed a fascination for natural history and left Edinburgh to attend Christ's College, Cambridge, where he pursued his new interest while taking a Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating, he had the opportunity to secure a position as ship's naturalist aboard H.M.S. Beagle for a five-year, round-the-world voyage which would make him famous. Published in 1845, this book is the second edition of Darwin's expedition journal, more popularly known as The Voyage of the Beagle. Throughout the journey he made observations and discoveries that would lead him to develop his revolutionary theory of evolution, which later appeared in On the Origin of Species and created a storm in the scientific and religious communities.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 13 b/w illus.
  • 1139103830
  • 9781139103831

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Porto Praya; 2. Rio de Janeiro; 3. Monte Video; 4. Rio Negro; 5. Bahia Blanca; 6. Set out for Buenos Ayres; 7. Excursion to St. Fe; 8. Excursion to Colonia del Sacramiento; 9. Santa Cruz; 10. Tierra del Fuego, first arrival; 11. Strait of Magellan; 12. Valparaiso; 13. Chiloe; 14. San Carlos, Chiloe; 15. Valparaiso; 16. Coast-road to Coquinbo; 17. Galapagos Archipelago; 18. Pass through the Low Archipelago; 19. Sydney; 20. Keeling Island; 21. Mauritius, beautiful appearance of; Index.show more

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