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Author Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.

Title The Beagle letters / Charles Darwin ; edited by Frederick Burkhardt ; with an introduction by Janet Browne.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 Southington Library - Adult  576.8209 DAR    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  576.82 D228B    Check Shelf
Description xxx, 470 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Note "Most of the drawings are taken from the sketchbooks of Conrad Martens, the Beagle's artist."--p. 405.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Charles Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle is a gripping adventure story, and a turning point in the making of the modern world. Brought together here in chronological order, the letters he wrote and received during his trip provide a first-hand account of a voyage of discovery that was as much personal as intellectual. We follow Darwin's adventures as he prepares for his travels, lands on his first tropical island, watches an earthquake level a city, and learns how to catch ostriches from a running horse. We witness slavery, political revolution, and epidemic disease, and share the otherworldly experience of landing on the Galapagos Islands and collecting specimens. His letters are counterpoised by replies from family and friends that record a comfortable, intimate world back in England. Original watercolours by the ship's artist, Conrad Martens, vividly bring to life Darwin's descriptions of his travels."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents Introduction / Janet Browne -- About this book -- Acknowledgments -- Symbols and abbreviations -- Timeline of the journey -- Beagle letters: Further reading -- Letter locations -- Notes on the illustrations -- Brief biographies and index to correspondents -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Correspondence.
Naturalists -- England -- Correspondence.
Evolution (Biology)
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Evolution -- England -- Collected Correspondence.
Natural History -- England -- Collected Correspondence.
Added Author Burkhardt, Frederick, 1912-2007.
Martens, Conrad, 1801-1878.
ISBN 0521898382 cased
9780521898386 cased
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