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The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle is the title most commonly given to reissues of the book written by Charles Darwin and published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks, bringing him considerable fame and respect. This was the third volume of The Narrative of the Voyages of H.M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, and covers Darwin's part in the second survey expedition of the ship HMS Beagle, which set sail from Plymouth Sound on 27 December 1831 under the command of Captain Robert FitzRoy, R.N.. Due to the popularity of Darwin's account, the publisher reissued it later in 1839 as Darwin's Journal of Researches, and the revised second edition published in 1845 used this title. A republication of the book in 1905 introduced the title The Voyage of the "Beagle".

The book is a vivid and exciting travel memoir as well as a detailed scientific field journal covering biology, geology, and anthropology that demonstrates Darwin's keen powers of observation, written at a time when Western Europeans were exploring and charting the whole world. Although Darwin revisited some areas during the expedition, for clarity the chapters of the book are ordered by reference to places and locations rather than by date. Darwin's notes made during the voyage include comments illustrating his changing views at a time when he was developing his theory of evolution by natural selection and includes some suggestions of his ideas, particularly in the second edition of 1845. (from wikipedia.org)

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e-Books
Journal of Researches
Text and images of all important editions of Charles Darwin's Journal of researches, now known as Voyage of the Beagle, plus translations into Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.
Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries
Project Gutenberg's A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World, by Charles Darwin. Read this book online: HTML. Download This eBook. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries
Author: Charles Darwin. The Discovery and Exploration of New Zealand Collection. New Zealand Texts Collection. Science and Natural History.
A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World
By Charles Darwin. With illustrations by R. T. Pritchett of places visited and objects described. This edition is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
The Voyage of the Beagle
By Charles Darwin, 1809-1882. Topics: Beagle Expedition (1831-1836); Geology; Natural history; Voyages around the world. Publisher: New York : P.F. Collier & son. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.
Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology
By Charles Darwin, 1809-1882. Topics: Beagle Expedition (1831-1836); Natural history; Geology; Voyages around the world. Publisher: New York : Appleton. Book Contributor: MBLWHOI Library.

Audio Books
The Voyage of the Beagle
LibriVox recording of The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.