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Darwin in Galápagos : footsteps to a new world

Author: K Thalia Grant; Gregory B Estes
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1835, during his voyage on HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin spent several weeks in Galapagos exploring the islands and making extensive notes on their natural history. This book recreates Darwin's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: reseskildringar
Named Person: Charles Galton Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K Thalia Grant; Gregory B Estes
ISBN: 0691142106 9780691142104
OCLC Number: 938988395
Description: xi, 362 p., [64] p. of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: P>Introduction. Darwin's Islands 1 Part 1. Before Galapagos CHAPTER I. Curious Beginnings 25 Born to Science 25 Shrewsbury 30 Edinburgh 32 Cambridge 33 CHAPTER II. Voyage of the Beagle 39 Offer of a Lifetime 39 The Beagle 43 Captain and Crew 45 Life on Board 49 CHAPTER III. Gearing for Galapagos 52 First Stop, Paradise 53 A Massive Discovery 56 A Change of Perspective 58 The Proof of the Pudding 62 A Bump in the Road 64 Uplifting Andes 66 Bound for "Novel Ground" 67 Part 2. Galapagos CHAPTER IV. Chatham Island (Isla San Cristobal) 75 Surveying Galapagos 76 Fit for Pandemonium 80 Golden Age of Whaling 81 Strangers to Man 91 A League from the Coast 96 "Waterfalls!" 99 Land of Craters 101 CHAPTER V. Charles Island (Isla Floreana) 111 An Oasis in the Desert 111 Early Human Colonization 114 Darwin's "Mocking-thrush" 118 Tortoise Tales 122 Post Office Collections 131 Alien Invaders: The Human Factor 133 Views from the Top 140 A Confusion of Finches 143 CHAPTER VI. Albemarle Island (Isla Isabela) 155 Vulcan's Playground 155 A Little World within Itself 158 CHAPTER VII. James Island (Isla Santiago) 175 The Sky for a Roof, the Ground for a Table 175 A Highland Marathon 179 Igneous Ingenuity 187 Darwin's Snails 191 Salt and Sugar 195 A Gathering of Giants 202 Wandering about Bird Collecting 204 Halley's Comet 209 Part 3. After Galapagos CHAPTER VIII. Homeward Bound 217 Looking Back, Leaping Forward 217 Dis-Belief 222 CHAPTER IX. A New Voyage 226 A Theory by Which to Work 230 "A Wonderful Spot" 231 Seeds across the Sea 235 The Book That Shook the World 238 "The Origin of'The Origin' " 240 At Home, at Work 242 Appendixes Island and Site Names in Galapagos 245 Bearing Darwin's Name in Galapagos 248 HMS Beagle's Complement 251 Acknowledgments 253 Notes 257 Further Reading 335 Index 337 Vertebrate Species Collected in Galapagos 349 Illustration Credits 353
Responsibility: K. Thalia Grant and Gregory B. Estes.

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"Naturalists Grant and Estes are longtime researchers and residents of the Galapagos. They bring to this account of Darwin's adventures their intimate knowledge of the islands, enabling them to Read more...

 
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