Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes and Specimen Lists from H. M. S. Beagle

Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes and Specimen Lists from H. M. S. Beagle

by Charles Darwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 052167350X

ISBN-13: 9780521673501

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This transcription of notes made by Charles Darwin during the voyage of H. M. S. Beagle records his observations of the animals and plants that he encountered, and provides a valuable insight into the intellectual development of one of our most influential scientists. Darwin drew on many of these notes for his well known Journal of Researches (1839), but the majority

Overview

This transcription of notes made by Charles Darwin during the voyage of H. M. S. Beagle records his observations of the animals and plants that he encountered, and provides a valuable insight into the intellectual development of one of our most influential scientists. Darwin drew on many of these notes for his well known Journal of Researches (1839), but the majority of them have remained unpublished. This volume provides numerous examples of his unimpeachable accuracy in describing the wide range of animals seen in the course of his travels, and of his closely analytical approach towards every one of his observations. Only at the very end of the voyage were his first doubts about the immutability of species expressed consciously, but here are to be found the initial seeds of his theory of evolution, and of the fields of behavioural and ecological study of which he was one of the founding fathers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521673501
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Acknowledgements; Note on editorial policy; Principal sources of references; Zoology notes; Specimen lists; Specimens in spirits of wine; Specimens not in spirits; Index of animals and plants, Index of people, ships and places.

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