Voyage of the Beagle
Charles Darwin's Journal of ResearchesBook - 1989
When HMS Beagle sailed out of Devonport on 27 December 1831, Charles Darwin was twenty-two and setting off on the voyage of a lifetime. His journal, here reprinted in a shortened form, shows a naturalist making patient observations concerning geology, natural history, people, places and events. Volcanoes in the Galapagos, the Gossamer spider of Patagonia and the Australasian coral reefs - all are to be found in these extraordinary writings. The insights made here were to set in motion the intellectual currents that led to the most controversial book of the Victorian age- The Origin of Species .
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1989
Branch Call Number: 508.092 Da
Description: xi, 432 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Charles Darwin's journal of researches
From Library Staff
Charles Darwin's account of the momentous voyage which set in motion the current of intellectual events leading to The Origin of Species.