Fitzroy: The Remarkable Story of Darwin's Captain and the Invention of the Weather Forecast

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Admiral FitzRoy made his name as a captain on the HMS Beagle. It was for his second voyage on the ship (1832-36) that he decided to ask Charles Darwin to accompany him, and it was during this time that Darwin began to develop the ideas that would lead him to his theory of evolution by natural selection. But there was so much more to FitzRoy than this: he was an MP, he was the second governor of New Zealand form 1843-45 when he made himself unpopular with the settlers by upholding Maori rights, and in 1854 he set up the ...

Fitzroy: The Remarkable Story of Darwin's Captain and the Invention of the Weather Forecast 2003, Headline Book Publishing, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780755311811

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Fitzroy: The Remarkable Story of Darwin's Captain and the Invention of the Weather Forecast 2003, Headline Book Publishing, London, England

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