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ONE OF THE BEST

  • Oct 31, 2002
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One of the best "travel" books of all times. A must read for any student of Darwin and a must read for anyone interested in detailed writing, travel and preceptions from another age.

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We're going to take  a little vacation, and along with getting house-sitters lined up, I've been thinking about what to take to read.  Don't know yet, but I keep coming back to the best book I ever read while on a trip.      It's Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle.  Now available as a free pdf, 35 years ago the edition I took along was a quality paperback that still is in one piece despite being consulted many times.  It was just the right …
review by . December 09, 2009
Charles Darwin was a young naturalist who was traveling on the HMS Beagle for several years, and he kept this journal of his researches and developing ideas.     The excitement of Darwin, the young naturalist, is conveyed in passages such as, "This was the first of many delightful days never to be forgotten," and "What incalculable numbers of these microscopial animals!"    One can see the development of his ideas, in passages such as, "Certainly, no fact …
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This richly readable book is the product of Charles Darwin's amazing journey aboard the Beagle where he made observations that led to his revolutionary theory of natural selection.
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ISBN-10: 014043268X
ISBN-13: 978-0140432688
Author: Charles Darwin
Genre: Travel, Reference, Science
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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