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Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary

Biography / Memoir

Edited By: RD Keynes

464 pages, B/w illus, maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | May 2001 | #118931 | ISBN: 0521003172
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Hardback | Jul 1988 | #3156 | ISBN: 0521235030
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Fascinating record of Charles Darwin's activities whilst on one of the most scientifically important journeys in history. His entries tell the story of his voyage, not only on board HMS Beagle but also during the several long journeys that he made on horseback in Patagonia and Chile.

From the reviews: '... a record of his immediate feelings, the sea-sickness, the triumphs of his palaeontological finds, close shaves with General Rosas and military activity in Patagonia, drinking mate and smoking cigarilloes with the Gaucho, the stars glittering over the Andes ... vivid and expressive...'. Janet Browne 'Besides being an intriguing read, this book is a source of information that is invaluable to any student whose interest strays into the Darwin saga.' Open History 'What emerges more strongly are the vicissitudes of long distance travel in the 1830s ... and a flavour of Darwin's own personality ... the book is highly recommended.' Paul Ashtron, Biologist


List of illustrations; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Note on editorial policy; Principal sources of references; The Beagle Diary 1831-1836; Biographical register; Index.

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Richard Darwin Keynes is Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of Cambridge, and fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. In parallel with research and teaching on physiology and biophysics, he has a long-standing interest in the voyage of the Beagle, and has also edited The Beagle Record (1979) and Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes and Specimen Lists from the H. M. S. Beagle (2000).

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