Author Darwin's Book
Darwin's Autobiography written ostensibly for his children describes his early schooling and interest in collecting things even as a child, and his years studying at Edinburgh and later at Cambridge (years he considered not very usefully spent, except for his continuing collections). He describes how he signed on to work as an unpaid naturalist on the voyage of the Beagle. He talks about the influence of his father on his life as well as his earlier n...
The Voyage of the Beagle
"The Voyage of the Beagle" is Charles Darwin's journal of his experieces as a naturalist on a scientific data gathering expedition that began in December of 1831 and ended in October of 1836. He taveled around South America and into the Pacific to Australia, Tahiti and New Zealand. Throughout the journey he made very careful observations of the flora and fauna, and collected a multitude of specimens to ship back to England for future study. Much of...
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