Charles Darwin was just 22 when he went on his first voyage around the world in 1831. Darwin's father at first refused to allow his young son to go on the voyage. Fortunately, his father relented, and Darwin's journal is now considered by many to be the greatest scientific travel narrative ever written.Charles Darwin was just 22 when he went on his first voyage around the world in 1831. Darwin's father at first refused to allow his young son to go on the voyage. Fortunately, his father relented, and Darwin's journal is now considered by many to be the greatest scientific travel narrative ever written.Read Less
New. No dust jacket. Ex-library. USUAL LIBRARY MARKINGS, ELSE NEW, BRIGHT CLEAN. xxiv, 327 p. illus., maps. 24 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps. First published in 1839 under title: Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H. M. S. Beagle. "Writings by Darwin": p. 326. "About Darwin": p. 327.
P F Collier & Son, New York, NY, 1937. 1st Ed(AsSuch), Later Printing, Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6"x9", 524pgs(Index). 1968 printing. Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, etc. Dark green cloth, gold front cover design and trim, gold spine lettering, design and trim. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Very lt foxing to closed upper page edges, else new, unread. 326p., ill., 24 cm. Green leatherette, gilt decoration and spine lettering Charles W Eliot, series editor. Frontispiece lizard illustration.
This is Charles Darwin's rewrite of the journal of his voyage round the world in a British exploring vessel, the Beagle. Its scientific significance is that in it he records observations that gave him inklings that species were not eternally fixed but could evolve.
It's also a rattling good adventure and travel story. The best book I took to the Galapagos,it made serious fun tracing Darwin's movements, and fun fun teasing my fellow greenies. "The hawks are so tame I pushed one off his perch with the muzzle of my shotgun", "The tortoises of James Island are esteemed especially tasty." led to "Why are you shcked? I was quoting Darwin."
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