Voyage of the Beagle Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle Round the World

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ISBN-13: 9780375756801
Edition: 2001
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Description: This is Darwin's journal of his five year voyage at sea, which gave rise to the revelations set forth in The Origin of the Species.

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This is Darwin's journal of his five year voyage at sea, which gave rise to the revelations set forth in The Origin of the Species.

Charles Robert Darwin, born in 1809, was an English naturalist who founded the theory of Darwinism, the belief in evolution as determined by natural selection. Although Darwin studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then studied at Cambridge University to become a minister, he had been interested in natural history all his life. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a noted English poet, physician, and botanist who was interested in evolutionary development. Darwin's works have had an incalculable effect on all aspects of the modern thought. Darwin's most famous and influential work, On the Origin of Species, provoked immediate controversy. Darwin's other books include Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Charles Darwin died in 1882.

Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College, London and has worked at universities in the USA, Australia and Africa. He gave the Reith Lectures in 1991 and presented a BBC TV series on human genetics and evolution in 1996. He is a columnist for the Daily Telegraph.

Biographical Note
Introduction
Map
Preface
Porta Praya
Ribeira Grande
Atmospheric Dust with Infusoria
Habits of a Sea-slug and Cuttle-fish
St. Paul's Rocks, nonvolcanic
Singular Incrustations
Insects the first Colonists of Islands
Fernando Noronha
Bahia
Burnished Rocks
Habits of a Diodon
Pelagic Confervae and Infusoria
Causes of discoloured Sea
Rio de Janeiro
Excursion north of Cape Frio
Great Evaporation
Slavery
Botofogo Bay
Terrestrial Planariae
Clouds on the Corcovado
Heavy Rain
Musical Frogs
Phosphorescent Insects
Elater, springing powers of
Blue Haze
Noise made by a Butterfly
Entomology
Ants
Wasp killing a Spider
Parasitical Spider
Artifices of an Epeira
Gregarious Spider
Spider with an unsymmetrical Web
Monte Video
Maldonado
Excursion to R. Polanco
Lazo and Bolas
Partridges
Absence of Trees
Deer
Capybara, or River Hog
Tucutuco
Molothrus, cuckoo-like habits
Tyrant-flycatcher
Mocking-bird
Carrion Hawks
Tubes formed by Lightning
House struck
Rio Negro
Estancias attacked by the Indians
Salt-Lakes
Flamingoes
R. Negro to R. Colorado
Sacred Tree
Patagonian Hare
Indian Families
General Rosas
Proceed to Bahia Blanca
Sand Dunes
Negro Lieutenant
Bahia Blanca
Saline Incrustations
Punta Alta
Zorillo
Bahia Blanca
Geology
Numerous gigantic extinct Quadrupeds
Recent Extinction
Longevity of Species
Large Animals do not require a luxuriant vegetation
Southern Africa
Siberian Fossils
Two Species of Ostrich
Habits of Oven-bird
Armadilloes
Venomous Snake, Toad, Lizard
Hybernation of Animals
Habits of Sea-Pen
Indian Wars and Massacres
Arrowhead, antiquarian Relic
Set out for Buenos Ayres
Rio Sauce
Sierra Ventana
Third Posta
Driving Horses
Bolas
Partridges and Foxes
Features of the Country
Long-legged Plover
Teru-tero
Hail-storm
Natural Enclosures in the Sierra Tapalguen
Flesh of Puma
Meat Diet
Guardia del Monte
Effects of Cattle on the Vegetation
Cardoon
Buenos Ayres
Corral where Cattle are Slaughtered
Excursion to St. Fe
Thistle Beds
Habits of the Bizcacha
Little Owl
Saline Streams
Level Plains
Mastodon
St. Fe
Change in Landscape
Geology
Tooth of extinct Horse
Relation of the Fossil and Recent Quadrupeds of North and South America
Effects of a great Drought
Parana
Habits of the Jaguar
Scissorbeak
Kingfisher, Parrot, and Scissor-tail
Revolution
Buenos Ayres
State of Government
Excursion to Colonia del Sacramiento
Value of an Estancia
Cattle, how counted
Singular Breed of Oxen
Perforated Pebbles
Shepherd Dogs
Horses broken-in, Gauchos riding
Character of Inhabitants
Rio Plata
Flocks of Butterflies
Aeronaut Spiders
Phosphorescence of the Sea
Port Desire
Guanaco
Port St. Julian
Geology of Patagonia
Fossil gigantic Animal
Types of Organization constant
Change in the Zoology of America
Causes of Extinction
Santa Cruz
Expedition up the River
Indians
Immense Streams of Basaltic Lava
Fragments not transported by the River
Excavation of the Valley
Condor, Habits of
Cordillera
Erratic Boulders of great size
Indian Relics
Return to the Ship
Falkland Islands
Wild Horses, Cattle, Rabbits
Wolf-like Fox
Fire made of Bones
Manner of Hunting Wild Cattle
Geology
Streams of Stones
Scenes of Violence
Penguin
Geese
Eggs of Doris
Compound Animals
Tierra del Fuego, first arrival
Good Success Bay
An Account of the Fuegians on board
Interview with the Savages
Scenery of the Forests
Cape Horn
Wigwam Cove
Miserable Condition of the Savages
Famines
Cannibals
Matricide
Religious Feelings
Great Gale
Beagle Channel
Ponsonby Sound
Build Wigwams and settle the Fuegians
Bifurcation of the Beagle Channel
Glaciers
Return to the Ship
Second Visit in the Ship to the Settlement
Equality of Condition amongst the Natives
Strait of Magellan
Port Famine
Ascent of Mount Tarn
Forests
Edible Fungus
Zoology
Great Sea-weed
Leave Tierra del Fuego
Climate
Fruit-trees and Productions of the Southern Coasts
Height of Snow-line on the Cordillera
Descent of Glaciers to the Sea
Icebergs formed
Transportal of Boulders
Climate and Productions of the Antarctic Islands
Preservation of Frozen Carcasses
Recapitulation
Valparaiso
Excursion to the Foot of the Andes
Structure of the Land
Ascend the Bell of Quillota
Shattered Masses of Greenstone
Immense Valleys
Mines
State of Miners
Santiago
Hot-baths of Cauquenes
Gold-mines
Grinding-mills
Perforated Stones
Habits of the Puma
El Turco and Tapacolo
Humming-birds
Chiloe
General Aspect
Boat Excursion
Native Indians
Castro
Tame Fox
Ascend San Pedro
Chonos Archipelago
Peninsula of Tres Montes
Granitic Range
Boat-wrecked Sailors
Low's Harbour
Wild Potato
Formation of Peat
Myopotamus, Otter and Mice
Cheucau and Barking-bird
Opetiorhynchus
Singular Character of Ornithology
Petrels
San Carlos, Chiloe
Osorno in eruption, contemporaneously with Aconcagua and Coseguina
Ride to Cucao
Impenetrable Forests
Valdivia Indians
Earthquake
Concepcion
Great Earthquake
Rocks fissured
Appearance of the former Towns
The Sea Black and Boiling
Direction of the Vibrations
Stones twisted round
Great Wave
Permanent Elevation of the Land
Area of Volcanic Phenomena
The connection between the Elevatory and Eruptive Forces
Causes of Earthquakes
Slow Elevation of Mountain-chains
Valparaiso
Portilla Pass
Sagacity of Mules
Mountaintorrents
Mines, how discovered
Proofs of the gradual Elevation of the Cordillera
Effect of Snow on Rocks
Geological Structure of the two main Ranges, their distinct Origin and Upheaval
Great Subsidence
Red Snow
Winds
Pinnacles of Snow
Dry and clear Atmosphere
Electricity
Pampas
Zoology of the opposite Sides of the Andes
Locusts
Great Bugs
Mendoza
Uspallata Pass
Silicified Trees buried as they grew
Incas Bridge
Badness of the Passes exaggerated
Cumbre
Casuchas
Valparaiso
Coast-road to Coquimbo
Great Loads carried by the Miners
Coquimbo
Earthquake
Step-formed Terraces
Absence of recent Deposits
Contemporaneousness of the Tertiary Formations
Excursion up the Valley
Road to Guasco
Deserts
Valley of Copiapo
Rain and Earthquakes
Hydrophobia
The Despoblado
Indian Ruins
Probable Change of Climate
Riverbed arched by an Earthquake
Cold Gales of Wind
Noises from a Hill
Iquique
Salt Alluvium
Nitrate of Soda
Lima
Unhealthy Country
Ruins of Callao, overthrown by an Earthquake
Recent subsidence
Elevated Shells on San Lorenzo, their decomposition
Plain with embedded Shells and fragments of Pottery
Antiquity of the Indian Race
The whole Group Volcanic
Number of Craters
Leafless Bushes
Colony at Charles Island
James Island
Salt-lake in Crater
Natural History of the Group
Ornithology, curious Finches
Reptiles
Great Tortoises, habits of
Marine Lizard, feeds on Seaweed
Terrestrial Lizard, burrowing habits, herbivorous
Importance of Reptiles in the Archipelago
Fish, Shells, Insects
Botany
American Type of Organization
Differences in the Species or Races on different Islands
Tameness of the Birds
Fear of Man, an acquired Instinct
Pass through the Low Archipelago
Tahiti
Aspect
Vegetation on the Mountains
View of Eimeo
Excursion into the Interior
Profound Ravines
Succession of Waterfalls
Number of wild useful Plants
Temperance of the Inhabitants
Their moral state
Parliament convened
New Zealand
Bay of Islands
Hippahs
Excursion to Waimate
Missionary Establishment
English Weeds now run wild
Waiomio
Funeral of a New Zealand Woman
Sail for Australia
Sydney
Excursion to Bathurst
Aspect of the Woods
Party of Natives
Gradual Extinction of the Aborigines
Infection generated by associated Men in health
Blue Mountains
View of the grand gulf-like Valleys
Their origin and formation
Bathurst, general civility of the Lower Orders
State of Society
Van Diemen's Land
Hobart Town
Aborigines all banished
Mount Wellington
King George's Sound
Cheerless Aspect of the Country
Bald Head, calcareous casts of branches of Trees
Party of Natives
Leave Australia
Keeling Island
Singular appearance
Scanty Flora
Transport of Seeds
Birds and Insects
Ebbing and flowing Springs
Fields of dead Coral
Stone transported in the roots of Trees
Great Crab
Stinging Corals
Coral-eating Fish
Coral Formations
Lagoon Islands, or Atolls
Depth at which reef-building Corals can live
Vast Areas interspersed with low Coral Islands
Subsidence of their foundations
Barrier Reefs
Fringing Reefs
Conversion of Fringing Reefs into Barrier Reefs, and into Atolls
Evidence of changes in Level
Breaches in Barrier Reefs
Maldiva Atolls; their peculiar structure
Dead and submerged Reefs
Areas of subsidence and elevation
Distribution of Volcanoes
Subsidence slow, and vast in amount
Mauritius, beautiful appearance of
Great crateriform ring of Mountains
Hindoos
St. Helena
History of the changes in the Vegetation
Cause of the extinction of Land-shells
Ascension
Variation in the imported Rats
Volcanic Bombs
Beds of Infusoria
Bahia
Brazil
Splendour of Tropical Scenery
Pernambuco
Singular Reef
Slavery
Return to England
Retrospect on our Voyage
Discussion Guide
Index

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