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Fitzroy, Robert 1805-1865

Overview
Works: 284 works in 557 publications in 4 languages and 6,926 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Maps  Sources  Diaries  Popular works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Honoree, Correspondent
Classifications: QH11, 574.9
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Most widely held works by Robert Fitzroy
The voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin( Book )
63 editions published between 1845 and 2009 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is Charles Darwin's chronicle of his five-year journey, beginning in 1831, around the world as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle
The weather book a manual of practical meteorology by Robert Fitzroy( Book )
20 editions published between 1863 and 2013 in English and French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remarks on New Zealand, in February 1846 by Robert Fitzroy( Book )
14 editions published between 1846 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voyage of the Beagle; adapted from the narratives and letters of Charles Darwin and Capt. Fitz Roy by Amabel Williams-Ellis( Book )
2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle by Robert Fitzroy( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The narrative of the Beagle voyage, 1831-1836 by Katharine Anderson( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HMS Beagle has entered the collective imagination as the ship that carried Charles Darwin to the Galapagos, triggering his later work on the theory of natural selection. However, the Beagle also played a vital role in the development of modern hydrography, cartography and meteorology in both the voyage of 1831-36 and an earlier one of 1826-30. The work of the Beagle under her captain, Robert FitzRoy, was to chart South American coastlines, many of which had not previously been mapped, and to build a global chain of meridian distances. On this voyage, FitzRoy also pioneered the use of Francis Beaufort's new system for identifying wind force, the basis of the modern Beaufort scale. FitzRoy's unofficial goal on this voyage was to return three Fuegians to their native shores and establish a Protestant mission in the desolate, southern fringes of the continent. It was a pivotal experience of civilization and savagery for both Darwin and FitzRoy. Darwin and FitzRoy's separate accounts of the voyage were published in the four-volume Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836 (1839). Darwin's version has never been out of print. In contrast, this set presents the first critical edition of the remaining texts from 1839: FitzRoy's account of the second voyage, his detailed appendices and the account of the 1826-30 voyage by Phillip Parker King, captain of HMS Adventure. Together they give an unparalleled example of British scientific exploration
Geological observations on the volcanic islands and parts of South America visited during the voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle" by Charles Darwin( Book )
2 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Beagle record : selections from the original pictorial records and written accounts of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle by Charles Darwin( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1979 volume gathers together an account of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world in 1831-1836 in the words of the participants as recorded at the time--from the letters of Darwin and Captain 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 watercolors made by the Beagle's official artist, Conrad Martens, as well as pictures made on board by other members of the crew. The bulk of the illustrations were previously unpublished, as were the letters written by FitzRoy and Martens. Most of the other written sources were out of print.--From publisher description
The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836 by Charles Darwin( Book )
6 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barometer and Weather Guide by Robert Fitzroy( )
5 editions published between 1858 and 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Honduras Interoceanic Railway preliminary report by E. G Squier( Book )
2 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on meteorology Board of trade. 1859 by Great Britain( )
2 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
H.M.S. Beagle in South America : adapted from the narratives of Charles Darwin and Capt. Fitz Roy by Amabel Williams-Ellis( Book )
1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passage tables and general sailing directions by Robert Fitzroy( Book )
6 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N., from 1832 to 1836 by Charles Darwin( Book )
3 editions published between 1839 and 1840 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Instructions nautiques sur les cotes orientales de l'Amérique du Sud by France( )
2 editions published in 1851 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A narrative of the voyage of H. M. S. Beagle : being passages from the Narrative ... by Robert Fitzroy( Book )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of H. M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America by Philip Parker King( Book )
2 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ficroj.
Fitz-Roy, Robert.
Fitz-Roy, Robert 1805-1865
Fitzroy, Admiral
FitzRoy, Robert
Robert Fitzroy
Roy, Robert Fitz-.
Roy, Robert Fitz- 1805-1865
Languages
English (236)
French (7)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
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