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Charles Darwin's Notebooks from the Voyage of the Beagle
     

Charles Darwin's Notebooks from the Voyage of the Beagle

by Gordon Chancellor, John van Wyhe, Richard Darwin Keynes
 

ISBN-10: 0521517575

ISBN-13: 9780521517577

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first full edition of the notebooks used by Darwin during his epic voyage in the Beagle. It contains transcriptions of all fifteen notebooks, which now survive as some of the most precious documents in the history of science. The notebooks record the entire range of Darwin's interests and activities during the Beagle journey, with observations on

Overview

This is the first full edition of the notebooks used by Darwin during his epic voyage in the Beagle. It contains transcriptions of all fifteen notebooks, which now survive as some of the most precious documents in the history of science. The notebooks record the entire range of Darwin's interests and activities during the Beagle journey, with observations on geology, zoology, botany, ecology, barometer and thermometer readings, ethnography, anthropology, archaeology and linguistics, along with maps, drawings, financial records, shopping lists, reading notes, essays and personal diary entries. Some of Darwin's critical discoveries and experiences, made famous through his own publications, are recorded in their most immediate form in the notebooks, and published here for the first time. The notebook texts are accompanied by full editorial apparatus and introductions explaining Darwin's actions at each stage, focussing on discoveries that were pivotal to convincing him that life on Earth had evolved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521517577
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Pages:
650
Sales rank:
1,126,284
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard Darwin Keynes; Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; The Notebooks: Cape de Verds, Rio, Buenos Ayres, Falkland, B. Blanca, St. Fe, Banda Oriental, Port Desire, Valparaiso, Santiago, Galapagos, Coquimbo, Copiap-, Despoblado, Sydney; Expedition equipment; Chronological register; Bibliography; Index.

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