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The Beagle letters

Author: Charles Darwin; Frederick Burkhardt; Conrad Martens
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charles Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle is a gripping adventure story, and a turning point in the making of the modern world. Brought together here in chronological order, the letters he wrote and received during his trip provide a first-hand account of a voyage of discovery that was as much personal as intellectual. We follow Darwin's adventures as he prepares for his travels, lands on his first tropical island,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Briefsammlung 1831-1836
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Collected Correspondence
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Darwin; Frederick Burkhardt; Conrad Martens
ISBN: 9780521898386 0521898382
OCLC Number: 229464022
Notes: "Most of the drawings are taken from the sketchbooks of Conrad Martens, the Beagle's artist"--P. 405.
Description: xxx, 470 p., [40] p. of plates : ill.
Contents: Introduction / Janet Browne --
About this book --
Acknowledgments --
Symbols and abbreviations --
Timeline of the journey --
Beagle letters: Further reading --
Letter locations --
Notes on the illustrations --
Brief biographies and index to correspondents --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Charles Darwin ; edited by Frederick Burkhardt ; with an introduction by Janet Browne.

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Gripping first-hand account of Darwin's adventures during the Beagle voyage, illustrated with original watercolours by ship's artist Conrad Martens.  Read more...

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