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Read online Voyage of the Beagle (National Geographic Adventure Classics).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Voyage of the Beagle (National Geographic Adventure Classics) Charles Darwin s theory of evolution and natural selection has been debated and disparaged over time but there is no dispute that he is responsible for some of the most remarkable and groundbreaking scientific findings in history His five year trip as a naturalist on the H M S i Beagle i took him on a journey to such exotic locales as Chile Argentina and the Galapagos Islands Darwin wrote the details of this expedition including his thoughts about the people on the ship and of course his observations of the flora and fauna in his journal published as i Voyage of the Beagle i It is here that his original interpretations of the Galapagos ecosystem and the impact of nature and selection are first revealed .

This edition of the classic travel memoir is enhanced with an introduction by bestselling nature writer David Quammen and is part of National Geographic s major cross platform event in spring to celebrate the anniversary by Charles Darwin, David Quammen

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Darwin s theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief no being or species has been specifically created all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task br br Yet The Origin of Species is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological interrelatedness revealing the complex mutual interdependencies between animal and plant life climate and physical environment and by implication within the human world br br Written for the general reader in a style which combines the rigour of science with the subtlety of literature The Origin of Species remains one of the founding documents of the modern age, i Librarian s note There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book a href https www goodreads com book show here title here rel nofollow here a i br br The impact of Charles Darwin s work on Western civilization has been broad and deep As much as anyone in the modern era he changed human thought and his influence is still felt in virtually all aspects of our lives This new edition larger and more varied than the previous ones includes more of Darwin s own work and also presents the most recent research and scholarship on all aspects of Darwin s legacy The biological sciences as well as social thought philosophy ethics religion and literature have all been shaped and reshaped by evolutionary concepts br br Excerpts from the most important books and articles of recent years confirm this Darwinian heritage New work by Richard Dawkins Edward O Wilson Kevin Padian Eugene C Scott Steven Pinker Daniel Dennett Michael Ruse Frans de Waal Noretta Koertge George C Williams George Levine Stephen Jay Gould Gillian Beer Ernst Mayr and many others illuminates this exciting intellectual history A wide ranging new introduction by the editor provides context and coherence to this rich body of engaging material much of which will be shaping human thought well into the new century br br This collection of Darwin s writing those of his critics and those of his intellectual descendants includes br The Voyage of the Beagle Ch I XVII br On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties And on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection Ch I II br An Historical Sketch of the Progress of Opinion on the Origin of Species Previously to the Publication of this Work The Origin of Species Introduction Ch I IV VI IX XIII XIV br The Descent of Man Introduction Ch I III VI VIII XIX XXI, Charles Darwin s em Autobiography em was first published in five years after his death It was a bowdlerized edition Darwin s family attempting to protect his posthumous reputation had deleted all the passages they considered too personal or controversial The present complete edition did not appear until one hundred years after the publication of em The Origin of Species em Upon its appearance Loren Eiseley wrote br br br No man can pretend to know Darwin who does not know his autobiography Here for the first time since his death it is presented complete and unexpurgated as it exists in the family archives It will prove invaluable to biographers and cast new light on the personality of one of the world s greatest scientists Nora Barlow Darwin s granddaughter has proved herself a superb editor Her own annotations make fascinating reading br br br The daring and restless mind the integrity and simplicity of Darwin s character are revealed in this direct and personal account of his life his family his education his explorations of the natural world his religion and philosophy The editor has provided page and line references to the more important restored passages and previously unpublished notes and letters on family matters and on the controversy between Samuel Butler appear in an appendix br, No description available