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Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836 (3-Volume Set)

Series: Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836

By: Charles Darwin(Author), Robert Fitzroy(Author), Phillip Parker King(Author)

1906 pages, 45 b/w illustrations, 8 b/w maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 2015 | #223488 | ISBN-13: 9781108083164
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

In the years leading up to Charles Darwin's famous voyage on the Beagle, the ship and its captain Robert Fitzroy (1805-65) had participated in a challenging survey of the desolate southern coastline of South America. This three-volume work, published in 1839, describes both voyages. The first two volumes were compiled by Fitzroy.

Volume 1 is based on records of the first expedition from the journals of Phillip Parker King (1791-56), its commander, and other officers. Volume 2 contains Fitzroy's account of the period between the voyages, the recruitment of Darwin as naturalist, and the second expedition to South America, followed by the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe. It provides important contextual information for Volume 3, which was the first published version of Darwin's journal of the 1832-6 voyage. Darwin's 1845 edition, published for a wider readership by John Murray, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.


Volume 1

1. Departure from Monte Video
2. Enter the Strait of Magalhaens (or Magellan)
3. Prepare the Beagle for surveying the Strait
4. Eagle Bay - Gabriel Channel
5. Loss of the Saxe Coburg sealer
6. Patagonians
7. Leave Rio de Janeiro
8. Humming-birds, Fuegians, whales
9. Winter setting in, scurvy
10. Account of the Beagle's cruise
11. Bad weather, perilous situation
12. Adventure sails from Rio de Janeiro to the River Plata
13. Beagle and Adelaide anchor in Possession Bay
14. Frost and snow
15. Extracts from the journals of Lieutenants Skyring and Graves
16. Province and islands of Chiloe
17. Beagle sails to sea coast of Tierra del Fuego
18. Adelaide's last cruise
19. Termination of the Andes, zoological remarks
20. Beagle sails from San Carlos
21. Cape Desolation
22. Mr Murray discovers the Beagle Channel
23. Glaciers, mountains, tides
24. A few nautical remarks upon the passage round Cape Horn

Volume 2

1. Fuegians in London, Beagle recommissioned
2. Mr. Darwin, persons on board
3. Sail from England, cross equator
4. Rio de Janeiro, Monte Video
5. Fossils, animals, fish, climate
6. Beagle visits Buenos Ayres, sail for Tierra del Fuego
7. Southern Aborigines of South America
8. Horse Indians of Patagonia
9. Fuegians
10. Set out to land Matthews and the Fuegians, sail for the Falkland Islands
11. Historical sketch of the Falkland Islands
12. First appearance of Falklands
13. Sail from Falklands
14. River Negro
15. Beagle and Adventure sail from Monte Video
16. Lay Beagle ashore for repair, view of surrounding country
17. Enter Pacific, Chile
18. Earthquake
19. Shells, coal, scenery, night travelling
20. Challenger wrecked on the mainland, crew saved
21. Andes, Galapagos, land-tortoises, volcanoes
22. Otaheite, Papiete, missionaries
23. Continuation of the meeting at Papiete, sail from Otaheite, Feejee Islands
24. New Zealand
25. Missionaries, trade, settlers
26. Sydney, Hobart Town, Mauritius, Azores
27. Remarks on the early migrations of the human race
28. A very few remarks with reference to the Deluge

Volume 3

1. Porto Praya
2. Rio de Janeiro, excursion north of Cape Frio
3. Monte Video, excursion to R. Polanco
4. Rio Negro
5. Bahia Blanca
6. Set out for Buenos Ayres
7. Excursion to St. Fe
8. Monte Video, excursion to Colonia del Sacramiento
9. Rio Plata
10. Santa Cruz, expedition up river
11. Tierra del Fuego
12. Falkland Islands
13. Strait of Magellan
14. Valparaiso, excursion to base of Andes
15. Chiloe
16. San Carlos, Chiloe
17. Valparaiso, passage of Andes by Portillo pass
18. Bell mountain, excursion to Cordillera
19. Galapagos Islands volcanic
20. Tahiti, New Zealand
21. Sydney, Van Diemen's Land
22. Keeling Island
23. Mauritius, Brazil, Azores

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