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Darwin and the Beagle

Darwin and the Beagle When the Beagle sailed in she carried a young naturalist Charles Darwin at age still unknown Destined for the church Darwin was cozily at ease with creation as explained in Genesis But eve

  • Title: Darwin and the Beagle
  • Author: Alan Moorehead
  • ISBN: 9780140033274
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the Beagle sailed in 1831, she carried a young naturalist, Charles Darwin, at age 22 still unknown Destined for the church, Darwin was cozily at ease with creation as explained in Genesis.But everything he encountered on the voyage from the primitive people of Tierra del Fuego to the finches of the Galapagos Islands, from earthquakes and eruptions to fossil seasheWhen the Beagle sailed in 1831, she carried a young naturalist, Charles Darwin, at age 22 still unknown Destined for the church, Darwin was cozily at ease with creation as explained in Genesis.But everything he encountered on the voyage from the primitive people of Tierra del Fuego to the finches of the Galapagos Islands, from earthquakes and eruptions to fossil seashells gathered at 12,000 feet in the Andes challenged biblical assumptions and led finally to ORIGIN OF SPECIES Mr Moorehead s admirable prose style, his entrancing narrativee beyond praise The London Times

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    1. OK sort of biography/recounting/history of Darwin's game changing 1831 trip around the world that fueled much of his theory of evolution. Not Moorehead's best book by far and seems more than a little rushed at times leaving huge gaps between what Moorehead feels are the most significant incidents on the journey. Moorehead's story of what the crucial experience was in formulating Darwin's now accepted theory is now largely discounted (Hint: it ain't the finches after all).I wouldn't have included [...]

    2. [po polsku - stronapostronie2013.c ]First of all, I have a copy of the Polish edition and it might be a bit different (as you can see in my blog post in Polish, if you click on the link). It's simply stunning. It has lots of beautiful illustrations (both muted and insanely colourful) and I'm not sure if they are included in this edition too.I just loved this book! So captivating. It's the story of Darwin's game changing journey on board of the Beagle. It's really atmospheric! What makes the book [...]

    3. I read this book in preparation for my December trip to the Galapagos Islands. It was very interesting to me for that reason, but also to learned of his visits to the many other locations on his trip around the world on the ship the Beagle. Moorehead does a good job of revealing Darwin's development of his thoughts on this journey that eventually led to his theory of evolution, and of his thorny relationship to the biblically oriented Captain FitzRoy. This edition is liberally illustrated with d [...]

    4. An exciting tale of exploration, adventure and natural science. Pre-Origin of the Species. Illustrated with many beautiful contemporaneous drawings.

    5. One can completely fathom the several 5-stars pinned for this little book by its reviewers. Charles Darwin's story (read The Origin of Species/idea of Evolution) is one of the main events of human history, and the story of Darwin's story (read the Voyage of the Beagle) could well be one of most exciting travel-adventure in all non-fiction. Moorehead does a deluxe job in providing a superb Reader to Darwin's story and the story of his story in under 100 pgs with beautiful illustrations of the man [...]

    6. This book is the surreal story of a voyage around the world, led by the pious, eccentric, and adept Captain Fitzroy. We see a young and adventurous Darwin mixing with exotic tribes and swimming in a sea of newly discovered species. Fitzroy and Darwin are unlikely friends, the former serving as both a positive and an adversarial inspiration to the formation of the now famous theory.The book is at times a little overly sentimental, amid other flaws, but I nonetheless recommend it highly. It is reg [...]

    7. This book was recommended to me by a friend whose ancestor was Autustus Earle, the painter who accompanied and Beagle and Charles Darwin on the early part of the voyage. Having recently been with people who just returned from the Galapagos Islands I was interested in the book. It was an easy read and I found it very interesting as Darwin's beliefs changed and then became stronger as he developed his theory of evolution.

    8. Bought a delightful, old, hardcover version of this book. It is as much about the illustrations that come from the journey itself as it is about the history of the trip. It's crazy to think that Darwin went on the voyage almost accidentally while young, unknown and bound for an uninspired career in the church and now so much of our modern understanding of the world is based on what it made him think.

    9. The 1969 hardcover edition of this book is the one to own. With brilliant color and b/w illustrations, most of them contemporary or nearly so, it makes the story come alive. This book is the perfect companion to every other book I own on Darwin and evolution. I found it in my favorite local bookshop, Harding's Books, in Wells, Maine.

    10. This was one of the best books I have ever read. I still remember that Darwin thought the most beautiful women were in Santiago. What sacrifice he went through for his work. Darwin is impressive.

    11. A real insight into Darwin the man. I am religious but Genesis- na. Real respect for Darwin and his exploits. Why the world insists on always using the old pictures. Great read and Darwin is a legend.

    12. I read this before we went to Chile because I wanted some background on the plants and animals there. It is fascinating and entertaining to imagine what Darwin's five year voyage must have been like.

    13. A nice and enjoyable retelling on Darwin's important voyage around the globe. Moorehead is wrong about some facts, though. Darwin didn't come up with the theory of Evolution during his voyage. That realization came much later, after he returned home.

    14. Very interesting to read at the same time as Mr. Darwin's Shooter, the fictionalized accountfrom his real-life assistant.

    15. really cool. the illustrations help bring the story to life and give a great window into the sights of the journey. highly recommended

    16. As someone who doesn't read a lot of nonfiction, I imagined slogging through this, perhaps a chapter a day. I was so wrong! I read this straight through and loved it!

    17. Really really georgeous book. Facinating account of Dawin's travels, but the illustrations in it are superb and worth checking this out just for those.

    18. so I've found it very fascinating. When I think about Darwin I always picture him as an old man. He did his Voyage when quite young.

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