The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 07/05/1996

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With an Introduction by David Amigoni. Charles 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. AUTHOR: Charles Robert Darwin FRS (12 February 1809 19 April 1882) was an English Naturalist who realized and presented compelling evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors, through the process he called natural selection. In recognition of Darwin's pre-eminence, he was one of only five 19th-century UK non-royal personages to be honoured by a state funeral, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton.
ISBN:
9781853264764
9781853264764
Category:
Natural history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
07-05-1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
496
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x25mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809–19 April 1882) is considered the most important English naturalist of all time. He established the theories of natural selection and evolution.

His theory of evolution was published as On the Origin of Species in 1859, and by the 1870s is was widely accepted as fact.

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