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Fossils, finches, and Fuegians : Darwin's adventures and discoveries on the Beagle, Richard Keynes

Label
Fossils, finches, and Fuegians : Darwin's adventures and discoveries on the Beagle
Title
Fossils, finches, and Fuegians
Title remainder
Darwin's adventures and discoveries on the Beagle
Statement of responsibility
Richard Keynes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Charles Darwin, then age 22, first saw the HMS Beagle, he thought it looked "more like a wreck than a vessel commissioned to go round the world." But travel around the world it did, taking Darwin to South America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and of course the Galapagos Islands, in a journey of discovery that lasted almost five years. Now, in Fossils, Finches and Fuegians, Richard Keynes, Darwin's great grandson, offers the first modern full-length account of Darwin's epoch-making expedition. This was the great adventure of Charles Darwin's life. Indeed, it would have been a great adventure for anyone - tracking condor in Chile, surviving the great earthquake of 1835, riding across country on horseback in the company of gauchos, watching whales leaping skyward off Tierra del Fuego, hunting ostriches with a bolo, discovering prehistoric fossils and previously unknown species, and meeting primitive peoples such as the Fuegians. Keynes captures many of the natural wonders that Darwin witnessed, including an incredible swarm of butterflies a mile wide and ten miles long. Keynes also illuminates Darwin's scientific work - his important findings in geology and biology - and traces the slow revolution in Darwin's thought about species and how they might evolve. Numerous illustrations - mostly by artists who traveled with Darwin on the Beagle - grace the pages, including finely rendered drawings of many points of interest discussed in the book. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keynes, R. D
Dewey number
576.8/2/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH11
LC item number
.K49 2003
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH11
NAL item number
.K49 2003
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beagle Expedition
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Natural history
Label
Fossils, finches, and Fuegians : Darwin's adventures and discoveries on the Beagle, Richard Keynes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The return of the Fuegians to their homeland
  • First visit to the Falkland Islands
  • Collecting around Maldonado
  • A meeting with General Rosas on the ride from Patagones to Buenos Aires and Santa Fé
  • The last of Monte Video
  • Christmas day at Port Desire, and on to Port St. Julian and Port Famine
  • Goodbye to Jemmy Button and Tierra del Fuego
  • Second visit to the Falkland Islands
  • Ascent of the Rio Santa Cruz
  • Through the straits of Magellan to Valparaiso
  • The man who walks with Henslow
  • Valparaiso and Santiago
  • Chiloe and the Chonos Archipelago
  • The great earthquake of 1835 hits Valdivia and Concepción
  • On horseback from Santiago to Mendoza, and back over the Uspallata Pass
  • A last ride in the Andes, from Valparaiso to Copiapó
  • The wreck of HMS Challenger
  • From Copiapó to Lima
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • Across the Pacific to Tahiti
  • New Zealand
  • The strange consequences of stealing a whale-boat
  • Australia
  • Cocos keeling Islands
  • Mauritius, Cape of Good Hope, St Helena and Ascension Island
  • A quick dash to Bahia and home to Falmouth
  • Harvesting the evidence
  • Farewell to Robert FitzRoy
  • Preparations for the voyage
  • From Plymouth to the Cape Verde Islands
  • Across the equator to Bahia
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • An unquiet trip from Monte Video to Buenos Aires
  • Digging up fossils in the cliffs at Bahia Blanca
Control code
ocm51095467
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 428 pages
Isbn
9780195166491
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002154176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51095467
Label
Fossils, finches, and Fuegians : Darwin's adventures and discoveries on the Beagle, Richard Keynes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The return of the Fuegians to their homeland
  • First visit to the Falkland Islands
  • Collecting around Maldonado
  • A meeting with General Rosas on the ride from Patagones to Buenos Aires and Santa Fé
  • The last of Monte Video
  • Christmas day at Port Desire, and on to Port St. Julian and Port Famine
  • Goodbye to Jemmy Button and Tierra del Fuego
  • Second visit to the Falkland Islands
  • Ascent of the Rio Santa Cruz
  • Through the straits of Magellan to Valparaiso
  • The man who walks with Henslow
  • Valparaiso and Santiago
  • Chiloe and the Chonos Archipelago
  • The great earthquake of 1835 hits Valdivia and Concepción
  • On horseback from Santiago to Mendoza, and back over the Uspallata Pass
  • A last ride in the Andes, from Valparaiso to Copiapó
  • The wreck of HMS Challenger
  • From Copiapó to Lima
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • Across the Pacific to Tahiti
  • New Zealand
  • The strange consequences of stealing a whale-boat
  • Australia
  • Cocos keeling Islands
  • Mauritius, Cape of Good Hope, St Helena and Ascension Island
  • A quick dash to Bahia and home to Falmouth
  • Harvesting the evidence
  • Farewell to Robert FitzRoy
  • Preparations for the voyage
  • From Plymouth to the Cape Verde Islands
  • Across the equator to Bahia
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • An unquiet trip from Monte Video to Buenos Aires
  • Digging up fossils in the cliffs at Bahia Blanca
Control code
ocm51095467
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 428 pages
Isbn
9780195166491
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002154176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51095467

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