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The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, Volume 3, Fish and Reptilia: Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the Years 1832 to 1836

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Series: The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Volume: 3

By: Charles Darwin (Editor), Leonard Jenyns (Editor), Thomas Bell (Editor)

342 pages, 44 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2017 | #209128 | ISBN-13: 9781108068192
Available for pre-order: Due Apr 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £27.99 $35/€32 approx

About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Published in five parts between 1839 and 1843, and reissued here in three volumes, The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle showcases the zoological specimens and fossils collected during Charles Darwin's momentous voyage of discovery. Acting as the overall editor, Darwin (1809-82) enlisted a group of naturalists to assist with the task of identifying and describing the species. Each man contributed a particular section according to his expertise. Volume 3 comprises Part 4 (1842) and Part 5 (1843). Leonard Jenyns (1800-93), who was the original choice as naturalist for the Beagle voyage, classified the fish for Part 4. Over half of these were newly discovered species. Professor of zoology at King's College London, Thomas Bell (1792-1880) classified and commented on the reptiles for Part 5. He also wrote about the amphibians Darwin had collected. This volume contains nearly fifty plates of detailed illustrations.


Part I. Fish
1. Acanthopterygii
2. Malacopterygii
3. Lophobranchii
4. Plectognathi
5. Cyclostomi; Index

Part II. Reptilia:
1. Reptiles
2. Amphibia

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