A Voyage Round the World : Charles Darwin and the Beagle Collections in the University of Cambridge

A Voyage Round the World : Charles Darwin and the Beagle Collections in the University of Cambridge

by Alison M. Pearn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521127202
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Alison M. Pearn is Assistant Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project.

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. All idle men and entomologists; 2. Darwin material at Christ's; 3. Whirled around the world in a Ten Gun Brig; 4. The Darwin Archive at Cambridge University Library; 5. A little reading, thinking and hammering; 6. Not a finished naturalist; 7. The Darwin collection in the University Herbarium; 8. Troubled spirits of another world; 9. A certain hunter of beetles and pounder of rocks; 10. The Darwin specimens in the Sedgwick Museum; 11. Misery and vexation of spirit; 12. Curious formed valleys, petrified shells, volcanoes and strange scenery; 13. For such facts would undermine the stability of species; 14. The Darwin collections in the Zoology Museum; 15. I hope my wanderings will not unfit me for a quiet life; Acknowledgements; Further reading; About the contributors.

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