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Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes and Specimen Lists from H. M. S. Beagle

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ISBN-10: 052167350X

ISBN-13: 9780521673501

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Keynes, Charles Robert Darwin

List price: $106.00
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This transcription of notes made by Charles Darwin during the voyage of H. M. S. Beagle records his observations of the animals and plants that he encountered, and provides a valuable insight into the intellectual development of one of our most influential scientists. Darwin drew on many of these notes for his well known Journal of Researches (1839), but the majority of them have remained unpublished. This volume provides numerous examples of his unimpeachable accuracy in describing the wide range of animals seen in the course of his travels, and of his closely analytical approach towards every one of his observations. Only at the very end of the voyage were his first doubts about the…    
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List price: $106.00
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 468
Size: 8.27" wide x 11.69" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

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…    

Note on editorial policy
Principal sources of references
Zoology notes
Specimen lists
Specimens in spirits of wine
Specimens not in spirits
Index of animals and plants, Index of people, ships and places