The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin, David Case
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1400138965

ISBN-13: 9781400138968

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.

Charles Darwin was just twenty-two when he went on his first voyage around the world in 1831. Darwin's father at first refused to allow his young son to go on the voyage. Fortunately, his father relented, and Darwin's journal is now considered by many to be the greatest scientific travel narrative ever written. Revised by the author in 1860, this is an account of

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Charles Darwin was just twenty-two when he went on his first voyage around the world in 1831. Darwin's father at first refused to allow his young son to go on the voyage. Fortunately, his father relented, and Darwin's journal is now considered by many to be the greatest scientific travel narrative ever written. Revised by the author in 1860, this is an account of his experiences on the HMS Beagle, a ship that was mapping the coast of South America. What was set to be a two- or three-year voyage stretched out to a five-year adventure. Darwin took copious notes during the voyage, notes that would later lead to his formulation of the theory of evolution. He was able to observe coral reefs, fossil-filled rocks, earthquakes, and more, firsthand, and then make his own deductions.

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ISBN-13:
9781400138968
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.80(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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