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Evolution's captain : the tragic fate of Robert Fitzroy, the man who sailed Charles Darwin around the world

Author: Peter Nichols
Publisher: London : Profile, 2003.
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Robert FitzRoy was the most brilliant and scientific sea captain of his age. He used the Beagle, a survey vessel, as a laboratory for the new field of the natural sciences. On the second, and most famous voyage of the Beagle, FitzRoy who feared the loneliness of another long voyage (with madness in his own family) took with him a young amateur naturalist, Charles Darwin. Like FitzRoy, Darwin believed, at the  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Fitzroy; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Nichols
ISBN: 1861974515 9781861974518
OCLC Number: 52055078
Description: 336 pages : illustrations, 1 map, 1 portrait ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Peter Nichols.

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The story of the abduction of four savages from Tierra del Fuego whose shocking misbehaviour at the Walthamstow Infant School led to Charles Darwin's voyage aboard the Beagle and the fate of its  Read more...

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