The Resource The voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin, (ebook)

The voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin, (ebook)

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The voyage of the Beagle
Title
The voyage of the Beagle
Statement of responsibility
Charles Darwin
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eng
Summary
Enjoy the best-selling memoir of Charles Darwin's journey of discovery aboard the HMS Beagle - now fully illustrated for the first time. The Voyage of the Beagle is Darwin's fascinating account of his groundbreaking sea voyage that led to his writing On the Origin of Species. When the HMS Beagle sailed out of Devonport on December 27, 1831, Charles Darwin was only twenty-two and setting off on the voyage of a lifetime. His journal reveals him to be a naturalist making patient observations concerning geology and natural history as well as people, places, and events. He witnessed and visited volcanoes in the Galapagos, saw the Gossamer spider of Patagonia, sailed through the Australasian coral reefs, and recorded the brilliance of the firefly - these recollections are found in these extraordinary writings. The insights made on the five-year voyage set in motion the intellectual currents that led to the most controversial book of the Victorian age: On the Origin of Species. An introduction on the background to Darwin's work, as well as notes, maps, appendices, and an essay on scientific geology and the Bible by Robert FitzRoy, Darwin's friend and captain of the Beagle, provide context for this incredible story. This volume is the first fully illustrated edition of Darwin's journal and includes excerpts of On the Origin of Species so the reader can connect the author's journey with his discovery that made him famous. |The first fully illustrated edition of Darwin's account of his five-year sea voyage, including excerpts of On the Origin of Species, the groundbreaking work made possible by the journey
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Midwest
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1809-1882
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Darwin, Charles
Dewey number
508.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Read by David Case
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  • Case, David
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Tantor unabridged classics
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  • Natural history
  • Geology
  • Electronic books
  • South America
  • Voyages around the world
Target audience
adult
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The voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781627887359
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11770627
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remote
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11770627
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MWT11770627
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781627887359
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11770627
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11770627
System control number
MWT11770627
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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