The Beagle Record: Selections from the Original Pictorial Records and Written Accounts of the Voyage of HMS Beagle

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 18, 1979 - Nature - 409 pages
This 1979 volume gathers together an account of the voyage of HMS Beagle round the world in 1831-6, taken from the letters of Darwin and Fitzroy, Darwin's diary, and the books about the voyage published by Darwin and FitzRoy in 1839. It is illustrated by the pencil drawings and watercolours made by the Beagle's official artist, Conrad Martens, but pictures made on board by other members of the crew are also included. The bulk of the illustrations were previously unpublished, as were the letters written by Captain FitzRoy and Conrad Martens. Most of the other written sources were out of print. The book tells the story of the Beagle in the words of the participants as recorded at the time, and illustrates it with a selections from the original pictorial records.
 

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The voyage of the HMS Beagle is largely associated with one man - Charles Darwin. This is unfortunate, as his association was only one element of an epic series of voyages by the vessel. Keynes, a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
14
Section 2
16
Section 3
22
Section 4
23
Section 5
35
Section 6
99
Section 7
103
Section 8
107
Section 15
220
Section 16
221
Section 17
223
Section 18
224
Section 19
228
Section 20
244
Section 21
280
Section 22
281

Section 9
124
Section 10
168
Section 11
169
Section 12
177
Section 13
216
Section 14
217
Section 23
314
Section 24
318
Section 25
319
Section 26
362
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