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Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle: The Journals That Revealed Nature's Grand Plan

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Here is Darwin's detailed account of a five-year expedition that was as powerful emotionally and spiritually as it was scientifically; the formative moment of one of modernity's greatest minds.

These journals capture the "first sensations" of standing on a sun-seared volcanic island in mid-Atlantic; or plunging through a Brazilian rain forest "undefaced by the hand of man." Here are his awestruck reactions to the plains of Patagonia, the heights and abysses of the Andes and the extraordinary world-within-a-world he found in the Galapagos Island and elsewhere. *Full colour; corners bumped; forward lean; short closed tear on dustjacket at top of spine.*
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"Well may we affirm that every part of the world is habitable! Whether lakes of brine, or those subterranean ones hidden beneath volcanic mountains;warm mineral springs;the wide expanse and depths of the ocean;the upper regions of the atmosphere, and even the surface of perpetual snow;all support organic beings."

HMS Beagle put out of Devonport dockyard, England, on December 27, 1831, and one of the most extraordinary voyages in history was under way. Aboard was a highly skilled crew of surveyors, set to chart key coastlines for the British Admiralty and a raw and inexperienced naturalist named Charles Darwin. This fairly obscure twenty-two year old had not been the first choice to accompany the Beagle expedition. Yet his experiences and insights reverberate to this day.For a mind like Darwin's, open to fresh impressions, alert to their every implication, it was an exhilarating journey. Here is his detailed account of a five-year expedition that was as powerful emotionally and spiritually as it was scientifically; the formative moment of one of modernity's greatest minds.

These journals capture the "first sensations" of standing on a sun-seared volcanic island in mid-Atlantic; or plunging through a Brazilian rain forest "undefaced by the hand of man." Here are his awestruck reactions to the plains of Patagonia, the heights and abysses of the Andes and the extraordinary world-within-a-world he found in the Galapagos Islands and elsewhere.

*Full colour; corners bumped; forward lean; short closed tear on dustjacket at top of spine.*

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Author Charles Darwin
Publisher Barnes & Noble Books
Place New York
Year 2005
ISBN 9780760765388
Binding Hardcover
Condition Good
Dustjacket Condition Fair
Comments Full colour; corners bumped; forward lean; short closed tear on dustjacket at top of spine.

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