Voyage of the Beagle Darwin's Extraordinary Adventure Aboard Fitzroy's Famous Survey Ship

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The Beagle has become synonymous with Charles Darwin and his groundbreaking title On the Origin of Species. But how did Darwin come to be onboard? For the first time in a single volume, all the various strands of the Beagle story have been woven together to reveal the circumstances that set the expedition in motion and the characters who circumnavigated the world together. Enriched with first-hand commentary from personal letters and diaries, and the official narrative of the voyage, as well as artworks, sketches...
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Overview

The Beagle has become synonymous with Charles Darwin and his groundbreaking title On the Origin of Species. But how did Darwin come to be onboard? For the first time in a single volume, all the various strands of the Beagle story have been woven together to reveal the circumstances that set the expedition in motion and the characters who circumnavigated the world together. Enriched with first-hand commentary from personal letters and diaries, and the official narrative of the voyage, as well as artworks, sketches and charts produced by the shipboard artists and surveyors, James Taylor has produced a thoroughly engaging and informative account that will appeal to historians, art lovers, and anyone with a sense of adventure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591149200
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,356,749
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Map showing the voyage of the Beagle 10

Introduction 12

Ch. 1 The Origin & Design of HMS Beagle 22

Ch. 2 Robert FitzRoy: 'Evolution's Captain' 38

Ch. 3 FitzRoy's Officers & Crew 66

Ch. 4 Charles Darwin: Naturalist & Companion 86

Ch. 5 The Art of Surveying the Sea 120

Ch. 6 Earle & Martens: FitzRoy's Painting Men 142

Ch. 7 The Legacy of the Beagle 168

Bibliography 186

Picture Credits 189

Index 190

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