The Voyage of the Beagle (2020)

The Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin The Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwins s travels around the world as an independent naturalist on HMS Beagle between and impressed upon him a sense of the natural world s beauty and sublimity which language could
  • Title: The Voyage of the Beagle
  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • ISBN: 9781853264764
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
The Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin Charles Darwins s travels around the world as an independent naturalist on HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836 impressed upon him a sense of the natural world s beauty and sublimity which language could barely capture Words, he said, were inadequate to convey to those who have not visited the inter tropical regions, the sensation of delight which takes the mind experiences.Charles Darwins s travels around the world as an independent naturalist on HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836 impressed upon him a sense of the natural world s beauty and sublimity which language could barely capture Words, he said, were inadequate to convey to those who have not visited the inter tropical regions, the sensation of delight which takes the mind experiences Yet in a travel journal which takes the reader from the coast of South America to South Sea islands, Darwin s descriptive powers are constantly challenged, but never once overcome.In addiction, The Voyage of the Beagle displays Darwin s powerful, speculative mind at work, posing searching questions about the complex ration between the Earth s structure, animal forms, anthropology and the origins of life itself.
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  1. Roy Lotz

    This book is really a rare treasure Is there anything comparable Here we have the very man whose ideas have revolutionized completely our understanding of life, writing with charm about the very voyage which sparked and shaped his thinking on the subject And even if this book wasn t a window into the mind of one of history s most influential thinkers, it would still be entertaining on its own merits Indeed, the public at the time thought so, making Darwin into a bestselling author I can hardly i [...]

  2. Robert

    The Beagle was sent on a surveying mission by the Royal Navy initially it was intended to last three years but it was extended to five and the ship circumnavigated the globe The captain, Fitzroy, wanted a companion on the voyage and through a convoluted series of events, ended up with a youthful Darwin along, which so annoyed the official ship s Naturalist who was also the surgeon as was common , that he resigned and left at the first port of call, part way across the Atlantic Fortunately anothe [...]

  3. Jim

    This is not the correct edition Mine is published by Recorded Books, read by John Franklin Robbins, is just selections from the book, about 4.5 hours long, with additional material a really good biography It was short to the point It s been a long time since I last read this, but I think I liked it in audio better than in print Darwin s prose is perfect for being read out loud Everyone always talks about Darwin s theories on evolution which makes it tough to remember that he was an all around na [...]

  4. Paul

    Darwin s own account of the, now almost legendary, five year voyage of the Beagle is an entertaining, illuminating and fascinating read Darwin writes with such enthusiasm that it s difficult not to be swept up in the journey and the remarkable things he witnessed and studied as he circumnavigated the globe.The only thing I found slightly disappointing was Darwin s attitude towards some of the peoples or, as he refers to them, savages he interacted with on his trek Darwin was famously anti slaver [...]

  5. J.L. Sutton

    Fascinating glimpse on Darwin s early impressions of race, slavery, decolonization, the dichotomy of savagery and civilization, and the survival of the fittest as well as his descriptions of a wide variety of fauna and stunning natural scenery

  6. John

    Commanders in the Royal Navy could not socialize with their crew They ate their meals alone then they met with the officers on board ship This took it s mental toll on the ship s Captain s and so they were allowed a civil companion someone from outside the Navy who would be under their command but was not part of the crew Captain Fitz Roy age 26 , a Nobleman and a passionate Naturalist chose Charles Darwin a wealthy, upper class Naturalist enthusiast to be his companion aboard the HMS Beagle for [...]

  7. MaggyGray

    Eine lange Reise hat ihr Ende gefunden Nach der Lekt re von Das Flo der Medusa , bei dem es regelrecht abartig zuging, war ich vom gesitteten und angenehmen Klima auf der Beagle sehr angetan nat rlich wird hier die Geschichte von einem Mitglied der privilegierteren Gesellschaftsschicht erz hlt In f nf Jahren Reise verschlug es Charles Darwin in die entlegensten Winkel und Ecken der Erde, wo er sich auf alles st rzte, was im in die H nde und vor die Augen kam, um es zu beschreiben, zu vermessen, [...]

  8. Olaf Gütte

    Der Erfinder der Evolutionstheorie, Charles Darwin, tritt mit diesem Werk in die Fu stapfen seines gro en Vorbilds, Alexander von Humboldt.Literarisch etwas begabter als der deutsche Naturforscher beschreibt er hier stellenweise sehr detailliert, was Flora und Fauna in S damerika, Galapagos, Tahiti, Australien sowie Mauritiuszu bieten hat.F r den Leser ist die Ausdrucksweise, wie sie Mitte des 19 Jahrhunderts blich war und hier von Darwin praktiziert wird, etwas anstrengend, was die Qualit t die [...]

  9. Guido

    Per comprendere il valore di questo libro opportuno dimenticare il Darwin barbuto e severo ritratto sui frontespizi e sulle enciclopedie quando si imbarc sul Beagle aveva soltanto ventidue anni Non era autore di pubblicazioni scientifiche, non era celebre, non aveva idee rivoluzionarie era un giovane inglese orgoglioso della sua patria e della sua cultura, fervente antischiavista, innamorato della magnificenza del Messiah di H ndel con il trasporto tipico della sua et e dei libri di Alexander vo [...]

  10. Gilly McGillicuddy

    What I wrote in my LJ while I was reading it._So I ve started reading The Voyage of the Beagle I ve only read a chapter or so so far, but it s very enjoyable I just kind of wish I d paid attention to my geology classes in school It s a lot relaxed and not nearly as self conscious and defensive as TOoS was It s all along the lines of Hi all We arrived on Random Island today The trees are pretty but the people didn t even give us coffee Can you believe it Anyhoo, I found a rock that turned out t [...]

  11. Erik Graff

    Upon matriculating into Loyola University s MA PhD program in philosophy during the late summer of 1980, I was assigned to Bill Ellos as his teaching assistant Bill, a deep cover Jesuit, had come to Chicago from Washington State, having done some work there with educational film as well as being a university professor His interests were diverse to say the least His doctoral dissertation form the Pontifical Institute in Rome was on Wittgenstein, but the work he had me doing originally was mostly [...]

  12. Valerie

    Darwin was largely a paternalistic meliorist, who apparently genuinely believed that Europeans were improving people s lives through colonialism, missionaries, etc This book reveals odd doubts, though Darwin expresses agnostic puzzlement about oral histories telling of terrible plagues accompanying the arrival of Europeans He s not sure how to believe it, and yet can t quite dismiss it so he recommends further study which, I might add, has confirmed the stories of epidemics in spades.Darwin s de [...]

  13. Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

    Darwin definitely keep detailed accounts of his encounters with the indigenous population wasn t especially cruel but continued to distinguish people as either civilized or barbaric I loved the geographic, geological, zoological accounts of his travel journal.

  14. David

    Darwin traveled aboard the H.M.S Beagle in the 1830 s, stopping at the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and all over South America in the five year journey This work chronicles the events of the trip itself and reads partly as a traveler s journal and partly as a detailed description of the natural surroundings by a scientist Stopping at the Galapagos Islands resulted in the formulation of a new theory which changed the face of modern science, but the voyage was apparently full [...]

  15. Elliott Bignell

    This beautifully written account of Darwin s formative voyage presents sides of him that will surprise many 21st Century readers It is probably well understood by now that Darwin did not see the finches of the Galapagos and experience a crash of evolutionary transcendence like an incoming Pterodactyl He developed the theory patiently over the subsequent decades, and his experiences in his five years with the Beagle only contributed retrospectively But the fact is that he was at this time already [...]

  16. keith koenigsberg

    The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin w 1839 r 12 2006 hrs 9 A captivating narrative of scientific exploration, and probably the best adventure travel book I ve ever read Certain to uplift your mind and your spirit First, although he is occasionally a bit long winded in a Victorian way, and also occasionally goes into deep scientific detail which the modern lay reader will be tempted to skim, the majorioty of the volume is terse, modern, and exciting Second, there is an actual adventure, as [...]

  17. Gwern

    Frequently exceedingly dry and of no interest except to naturalists, and probably not always them either Darwin s voyage was so long ago that much of his information and speculation is simply outdated his talk of miasmas is one instance where later information makes his material of purely historical interest.If one is reading it for background on evolution and _Origin of Species_, one will be disappointed there are a handful of lines in the main part of the work which may be taken as prefiguring [...]

  18. Rob

    This book obviously shows its age as a work of science writing, but it is a magnificent travelogue Darwin s voyage, detailed in this account, transformed his beliefs and laid the groundwork for his theories of evolution His descriptions of the indigenous peoples he encountered, as well as the fellow expatriates and travelers he met, make for an entertaining cast of characters, set against an ever changing, but continually marvelous background of islands and foreign lands We meet a wide range of [...]

  19. Duffy Pratt

    For a long time too long , it looked like it was going to take me longer to read this book than it took the Beagle to sail around the world Darwin was a brilliant man, and a fine writer But the genre of naturalistic travel writings is just not for me In a similar vein, I ve also read some of Thoreau s travel writings, a less brilliant man but a better writer, and came away with the same feeling.In brief sections, I would find the book brilliant But those brief sections would not be enough to dri [...]

  20. Mary Soderstrom

    The Best Book I Ever Read on a HolidayWe re going to take a little vacation, and along with getting house sitters lined up, I ve been thinking about what to take to read Don t know yet, but I keep coming back to the best book I ever read while on a trip.It s Darwin s The Voyage of the Beagle Now available as a free pdf, 35 years ago the edition I took along was a quality paperback that still is in one piece despite being consulted many times It was just the right size to tuck in a backpack or to [...]

  21. Brett

    A book replete with historical value and awash with interesting tidbits scattered through the text In the Voyage of the Beagle, written by young Darwin during his five years on the ship and in its many ports, we are treated to the earliest notions that would ultimately become ideas of such tremendous force that they would change the way we think of ourselves in relation to all of nature.But those reviews that suggest this is a laugh a minute travelogue are a bit ingenuous There are many interest [...]

  22. Katya Epstein

    I really enjoyed this book a lot It was a delight for me to discover that Charles Darwin was a real geek, brimming with an enthusiasm for all things geological or entomological or zoological that shines through in spite of the incredibly dry and haughty reading by David Case I was listening to the audiobook Darwin went on an unimaginably wild five year adventure all the way around the world, but he refers only in passing to any of the danger or drama encountered To him the fossils and geological [...]

  23. Ardyth

    My first Darwin Fascinating reading Though he exhibits the quintessential British superiority complex which marked his time, there s no denying his CURIOSITY was extraordinary His notes were meticulous, and I imagine in person he was as pesky as a 21st century four year old Some readers will find all this detail makes for dry reading, but I thought it was an inspiring lesson in attention and careful reflection on the information one has gathered on a topic Darwin also remarks on less scientific [...]

  24. Laura

    Darwin changed forever our understanding of life on Earth Jo Stone Fewings reads from the journal of his historic voyagec programmes b00hkbwd

  25. Michael Huang

    I have to confess that I m a card carrying Darwin fanboy The theory of evolution is clearly one of the pinnacles of scientific discoveries Darwin deserves enormous respect for articulating the theory His thoughts had been gradually formed thanks to his earlier work, including the observations made on the voyage of the Beagle It would blasphemous for me to rate the book about Darwin s celebrated trip described in great details by the great man himself anything but 5 stars The Galapagos islands, T [...]

  26. Vaclav

    The narrative takes you back in time and to some remotest and fantastic places on the planet The most vivid description is given to that part the author enjoyed greatly himself, namely, Tierra del Fuego Other places visited by Darwin on his voyage were judged as bleak, undeserving and weren t given a fair chance to impress him, which may be held against the author by the reader.

  27. Ann-Lee

    Darwinit lugeda on naljakas, nii tema enda k nepruugi kui t lke p rast mis on kas lihtsalt absurdne, aegunud v i asjatundmatu raske on aru saada, mis just ma arvan, et kas a keel on 50ndatest nii palju muutunud, eriti teaduss navara v i b t lkija leiutas seda k igu pealt , aga samas meeleolukas see ju vanade raamatute juurde k ibki.Meeltheitmav ttev l hikeste ent rahulikult hirmsate st Darwin ja tema kaasaegsed v tavad k ike otseselt ja rahulikult midagi imeks panemata kirjelduste ja jutust selg [...]

  28. Alana

    It took me forever and a day to get through this, not because the narrative itself wasn t interesting in fact, there was quite a lot culturally to keep me very intrigued but because it just wasn t something that I pondered on after I put the book down, so just had no strong desire to pick it back up again However, being that it was primarily written as a scientific exploration of the flora, fauna, and people groups of the lands which Darwin visited, it I think serves its purpose very well Darwin [...]

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