The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin, David Case
     
 

ISBN-10: 1400108969

ISBN-13: 9781400108961

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.

"I hate every wave of the ocean," the seasick Charles Darwin wrote to his family during his five-year voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. It was this world-wide journey, however, that launched the scientist’s career.

The Voyage of the Beagle is Darwin's fascinating account of his trip - of his biological and geological observations and…  See more details below

Overview

"I hate every wave of the ocean," the seasick Charles Darwin wrote to his family during his five-year voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. It was this world-wide journey, however, that launched the scientist’s career.

The Voyage of the Beagle is Darwin's fascinating account of his trip - of his biological and geological observations and collection activities, of his speculations about the causes and theories behind scientific phenomena, of his interactions with various native peoples, of his beautiful descriptions of the lands he visited, and of his amazing discoveries in the Galapagos archipelago. Although scientific in nature, the literary quality rivals those of John Muir and Henry Thoreau.

About the Author:
Charles Darwin is the author of one of the most controversial and influential works in Western thought, The Origin of the Species (1859). At age twenty-two, Darwin, who had dropped out of medical school in Edinburgh, became the gentleman companion (and only secondarily, naturalist) to the moody, irascible Captain Robert FitzRoy. Although his father had wanted him to become a pastor, Darwin’s journey on the H.M.S. Beagle led to him instead becoming the forerunner of evolutionary theory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400108961
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxv
Preface
Chapter 1St. Jago--Cape de Verd Islands1
Chapter 2Rio de Janeiro16
Chapter 3Maldonado34
Chapter 4Rio Negro to Bahia Blanca55
Chapter 5Bahia Blanca71
Chapter 6Bahia Blanca to Buenos Ayres93
Chapter 7Buenos Ayres and St. Fe108
Chapter 8Banda Oriental and Patagonia125
Chapter 9Santa Cruz, Patagonia, and the Falkland Islands156
Chapter 10Tierra Del Fuego180
Chapter 11Strait of Magellan--Climate of the Southern Coasts204
Chapter 12Central Chile224
Chapter 13Chiloe and Chonos Islands242
Chapter 14Chiloe and Concepcion: Great Earthquake259
Chapter 15Passage of the Cordillera279
Chapter 16Northern Chile and Peru300
Chapter 17Galapagos Archipelago331
Chapter 18Tahiti and New Zealand358
Chapter 19Australia383
Chapter 20Keeling Island:--Coral Formations402
Chapter 21Mauritius to England429

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