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The Voyage of the Beagle: The Illustrated Edition of Charles Darwin's Travel Memoir and Field Journal

An exceptionally lavish book, with a mixture of historical and contemporary illustrations

By: Charles Darwin (Author)

480 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables

Motorbooks International

Hardback | Nov 2015 | #222011 | ISBN-13: 9780760348130
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NHBS Price: £24.99 $31/€28 approx

About this book

The Voyage of the Beagle is Darwin's fascinating account of his groundbreaking sea voyage that led to his writing On the Origin of Species

When the HMS Beagle sailed out of Devonport on December 27, 1831, Charles Darwin was only twenty-two and setting off on the voyage of a lifetime. His journal reveals him to be a naturalist making patient observations concerning geology and natural history as well as people, places, and events. He witnessed and visited volcanoes in the Galapagos, saw the Gossamer spider of Patagonia, sailed through the Australasian coral reefs, and recorded the brilliance of the firefly – these recollections are found in these extraordinary writings. The insights made on the five-year voyage set in motion the intellectual currents that led to the most controversial book of the Victorian age: On the Origin of Species. An introduction on the background to Darwin's work, as well as notes, maps, appendices, and an essay on scientific geology and the Bible by Robert FitzRoy, Darwin's friend and captain of the Beagle, provide context for this incredible story.

Voyage of the Beagle is the first fully illustrated edition of Darwin's journal and includes excerpts of On the Origin of Species so the reader can connect the author's journey with his discovery that made him famous.

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