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The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (3-Volume Set): 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

By: Charles Darwin (Editor), Sir Richard Owen (Author), John Gould (Author), Leonard Jenyns (Author), Thomas Bell (Author), George R Waterhouse (Author)

934 pages, 78 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2016 | #214502 | ISBN-13: 9781108068208
Available for pre-order: Due Dec 2016 Details
NHBS Price: £74.99 $95/€89 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 1 comprises the sections on mammals. In Part 1 (1840), Richard Owen (1804-92) describes the fossil specimens. George R. Waterhouse (1810-88) identified the extant species for Part 2 (1839). Volume 2 contains Part 3 (1841), in which John Gould (1804-81) classifies the birds. Part 4 (1842), on fish, and Part 5 (1843), on reptiles, are reissued together in Volume 3. These parts were written up by Leonard Jenyns (1800-93) and Thomas Bell (1792-1880) respectively. The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle features detailed illustrations.


Contents

Volume 1
Preface
Part I. Fossil Mammalia:
1. Geological introduction
2. Toxodon platensis
3. Macrauchenia patachonica
4. Glossotherium
5. Mylodon darwinii
6. Scelidotherium leptocephalum
7. Megalonyx jeffersonii
8. Megatherium cuvieri
9. Tesselated armour and bones
10. Mastodon angustidens
11. Equus
12. Ctenomys priscus

Part II. Mammalia
Geographical introduction
1. Phyllostomidae
2. Vespertilionidae
3. Noctilionidae
4. Carnivora
5. Delphinidae
6. Camelidae
7. Cervidae
8. Muridae
9. Reithrodon
10. Octodontidae
11. Chinchillidae
12. Caviidae
13. Leporidae


Volume 2
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1. Vulturidae
2. Falconidae
3. Strigidae
4. Hirundinidae
5. Halcyonidae
6. Muscicapidae
7. Serpophaga
8. Agriornis
9. Laniadae
10. Turdidae
11. Eremobius
12. Limnornis
13. Dendrodramus
14. Sylviadae
15. Fringillidae
16. Trochilidae
17. Scansores
18. Gyratones
19. Cursores
20. Grallatores

Appendix
Index


Volume 3
Part I. Fish: Introduction
1. Acanthopterygii
2. Malacopterygii
3. Lophobranchii
4. Plectognathi
5. Cyclostomi
Index

Part II. Reptilia: Preface
1. Reptiles
2. Amphibia


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