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FitzRoy : the remarkable story of Darwin's captain and the invention of the weather forecast

Author: John R Gribbin; Mary Gribbin
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : English
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This exceptionally interesting biography brings Robert FitzRoy--captain of the Beagle--out of Charles Darwin's shadow for the first time and spotlights his groundbreaking weather forecasting skills.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Robert Fitzroy; Robert Fitzroy
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: John R Gribbin; Mary Gribbin
ISBN: 0300103611 9780300103618
OCLC Number: 1020436796
Notes: Originally published in United Kingdom in 2003 by Review.
Description: xii, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A very British hero --
Before the Beagle --
First command --
Interlude in England --
FitzRoy's passenger --
The Darwin voyage --
The happy return --
Difficulties down under --
Unrequited hopes --
Prophet without honor.
Other Titles: Remarkable story of Darwin's captain and the invention of the weather forecast
Responsibility: John and Mary Gribbin.

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"[The] finely drawn portrait that emerges from FitzRoy is of a very British hero in the mould of Nelson, who sacrificed his health and personal fortune in the service of his country." Gavin Bell, Read more...

 
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