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The Voyage of the Beagle,9788854401761

The Voyage of the Beagle

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9788854401761

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8854401765
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Pub. Date:
9/7/2010
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White Star Publishers
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Summary

Recorded during a remarkable five-year voyage throughout South America, these findings became the foundation of naturalist Charles Darwin's revolutionary theory of natural selection. His writing brings to life an exotic world of natural wonders, transporting readers to Chile, Argentina, the Andes Mountains, and finally, the Galapagos Islands, the unique ecosystem that inspired Darwin's groundbreaking work. Darwin's work is as relevant today as it was more than 100 years ago, when he first revealed his revolutionary theory.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 11
St. Jago - Cape de Verd Islandsp. 15
Porto Praya
Ribeira Grande
Atmospheric Dust with Infusoria
Habits of a Sea-slug and Cuttle-fish
St. Paul's Rocks, Non-Volcanic
Singular Incrustations
Insects the First Colonists of Islands
Fernando Noronha
Bahia
Burnished Rocks
Habits of a Diodon
Pelagic Confervae and Infusoria
Causes of Discolored Sea
Rio de Janeirop. 37
Rio de Janeiro
Excursion North of Cape Frio
Great Evaporation
Slavery
Botofogo Bay
Terrestrial Planariae
Clouds on the Corcovado
Heavy Rain
Musical Frogs
Phosphorescent Insects
Elater, Springing Powers of
Blue Haze
Noise Made by a Butterfly
Entomology
Ants
Wasp Killing a Spider
Parasitical Spider
Artifices of an Epeira
Gregarious Spider
Spider with an Asymmetrical Web
Maldonadop. 63
Montevideo
Excursion to R. Polanco
Lasso and Bolas
Partridges
Absence of Trees
Deer
Capybara, or River Hog
Tucutuco
Molothrus, Cuckoo-like Habits
Tyrant-flycatcher
Mockingbird
Carrion Hawks
Tubes Formed by Lightning
House Struck
Rio Negro to Bahia Blancap. 95
Rio Negro
Estancias Attacked by the Indians
Salt Lakes
Flamingoes
R. Negro to R. Colorado
Sacred Tree
Patagonian Hare
Indian Families
General Rosas
Proceed to Bahia Blanca
Sand Dunes
Negro Lieutenant
Bahia Blanca
Saline Incrustations
Punta Alta
Zorillo
Bahia Blancap. 119
Bahia Blanca
Geology
Numerous Gigantic Quadrupeds
Recent Extinction
Longevity of Species
Large Animals Not Requiring Luxuriant Vegetation
Southern Africa
Siberian Fossils
Two Species of Ostrich
Habits of Ovenbird
Armadillos
Venomous Snake, Toad, Lizard
Hibernation of Animals
Habits of Sea-Pen
Indian Wars and Massacres
Arrowhead, Antiquarian Relic
Bahia Blanca to Buenos Airesp. 151
Set Out for Buenos Aires
Rio Sauce
Sierra Ventana
Third Posta
Driving Horses
Bolas
Partridges and Foxes
Features of the Country
Long-legged Plover
Teru-tero
Hail-storm
Natural Enclosures in the Sierra Tapalguen
Flesh of Puma
Meat Diet
Guardia del Monte
Effects of Cattle on the Vegetation
Cardoon
Buenos Aires
Corral Where Cattle are Slaughtered
Buenos Aires and St. Fep. 173
Excursion to St. Fe
Thistle Beds
Habits of the Bizcacha
Little Owl
Saline Streams
Level Plain
Mastodon
St. Fe
Change in Landscape
Geology
Tooth of Extinct Horse
Relation of the Fossil and Recent Quadrupeds of North and South America
Effects of a Great Drought
Parana
Habits of the Jaguar
Scissor-beak
Kingfisher, Parrot, and Scissortail
Revolution
Buenos Aires, State of Government
Banda Oriental and Patagoniap. 199
Excursion to Colonia del Sacramiento
Value of an Estancia
Cattle, How Counted
Singular Breed of Oxen
Perforated Pebbles
Shepherd Dogs
Horses broken-in, Gauchos Riding
Character of Inhabitants
Rio Plata
Flocks of Butterflies
Aeronaut Spiders
Phosphorescence of the Sea
Port Desire
Guanaco
Port St. Julian
Geology of Patagonia
Fossil of a Gigantic Animal
Types of Organization Constant
Change in the Zoology of America
Causes of Extinction
Santa Cruz, Patagonia, and the Falkland Islandsp. 245
Santa Cruz
Expedition up the River
Indians
Immense Streams of Basaltic Lava
Fragments Not Transported by the River
Excavations of the Valley
Condor, Habits of
Cordillera
Erratic Boulders of Great Size
Indian Relics
Return to the Ship
Falkland Islands
Wild Horses, Cattle, Rabbits
Wolf-like Fox
Fire Made of Bones
Manner of Hunting Wild Cattle
Geology
Streams of Stones
Scenes of Violence
Penguins
Geese
Eggs of Doris
Compound Animals
Tierra del Fuegop. 281
Tierra del Fuego, First Arrival
Good Success Bay
An Account of the Fuegians on Board
Interview with the Savages
Scenery of the Forests
Cape Horn
Wigwam Cove
Miserable Condition of the Savages
Famines
Cannibals
Matricide
Religious Feelings
Great Gale
Beagle Channel
Ponsonby Sound
Wigwams and Settlements of the Fuegians
Bifurcation of the Beagle Channel
Glaciers
Return to the Ship
Second Visit in the Ship to the Settlement
Equality of Condition amongst the Natives
Strait of Magellan - Climate of the Southern Coastsp. 317
Strait of Magellan
Port Famine
Ascent of Mount Tarn
Forests
Edible Fungus
Zoology
Great Seaweed
Leaving Tierra del Fuego
Climate
Fruit Trees and Productions of the Southern Coasts
Height of Snow-line on the Cordillera
Descent of Glaciers to the Sea
Icebergs formed
Transportal of Boulders
Climate and Productions of the Antarctic Islands
Preservation of Frozen Carcasses
Recapitulation
Central Chilep. 345
Valparaiso
Excursion to the Foot of the Andes
Structure of the Land
Ascend the Bell of Quillota
Shattered Masses of Greenstone
Immense Valleys
Mines
State of Miners
Santiago
Hot-baths of Cauquenes
Gold Mines
Grinding-mills
Perforated Stones
Habits of the Puma
El Turco and Tapacolo
Hummingbirds
Chiloe and Chonos Islandsp. 373
Chiloe
General Aspect
Boat Excursion
Native Indians
Castro
Tame Fox
Ascending San Pedro
Chonos Archipelago
Peninsula of Tres Montes
Granitic Range
Boat-wrecked Sailors
Low's Harbor
Wild Potato
Formation of Peat
Myopotamus, Otter and Mice
Cheucau and Barking-bird
Opetiorhynchus
Singular Character of Ornithology
Petrels
Chiloe and Concepcion: Great Earthquakep. 399
San Carlos, Chiloe
Osorno in Eruption, Contemporaneously with Aconcagua and Coseguina
Riding to Cucao
Impenetrable Forests
Valdivia Indians
Earthquake
Concepcion
Great Earthquake
Rocks Fissured
Appearance of the Former Towns
The Sea Black and Boiling
Direction of the Vibrations
Stones Twisted Round
A Great Wave
Permanent Elevation of the Land
Area of Volcanic Phenomena
The Connection between the Elevatory and Eruptive Forces
Cause of Earthquakes
Slow Elevation of Mountain Chains
Passage of the Cordillerap. 429
Valparaiso
Portillo Pass
Sagacity of Mules
Mountain- torrents
Mines, How Discovered
Proofs of the Gradual Elevation of the Cordillera
Effect of Snow on Rocks
Geological Structure of the Two Main Ranges, Their Distinct Origin and Upheaval
Great Subsidence
Red Snow
Winds
Pinnacles of Snow
Dry and Clear Atmosphere
Electricity
Pampas
Zoology of the Opposite Side of the Andes
Locusts
Great Bugs
Mendoza
Uspallata Pass
Silicified Trees Buried as They Grew
Incas Bridge
Badness of the Passes Exaggerated
Cumbre
Casuchas
Valparaiso
Northern Chile and Perup. 461
The Coast-Road to Coquimbo
Great Loads Carried by the Miners
Coquimbo
Earthquake
Step-Formed Terrace
Absence of Recent Deposits
Contemporaneousness of the Tertiary Formations
Excursion up the Valley
Road to Guasco
Deserts
Valley of Copiapo
Rain and Earthquakes
Hydrophobia
The Despoblado
Indian Ruins
Probable Change of Climate
River-bed Arched by an Earthquake
Cold Gales of Wind
Noises from a Hill
Iquique
Salt Alluvium
Nitrate of Soda
Lima
Unhealthy Country
Ruins of Callao, Overthrown by an Earthquake
Recent Subsidence
Elevated Shells on San Lorenzo, Their Decomposition
Plain with Embedded Shells and Fragments of Pottery
Antiquity of the Indian Race
Galapagos Archipelagop. 509
The Whole Group Volcanic
Numbers of Craters
Leafless Bushes Colony at Charles Island
James Island
Salt Lake in Crater
Natural History of the Group
Ornithology, Curious Finches
Reptiles
Great Tortoises, Habits of
Marine Lizard, Feeds on Seaweed
Terrestrial Lizard, Burrowing Habits, Herbivorous
Importance of Reptiles in the Archipelago
Fish, Shells, Insects
Botany
American Type of Organization
Differences in the Species or Races on Different Islands
Tameness of the Birds
Fear of Man, an Acquired Instinct
Tahiti and New Zealandp. 549
Passing through the Low Archipelago
Tahiti
Aspect
Vegetation on the Mountains
View of Eimeo
Excursion into the Interior
Profound Ravines
Succession of Waterfalls
Number of Wild Useful Plants
Temperance of the Inhabitants
Their Moral State
Parliament Convened
New Zealand
Bay of Islands
Hippahs
Excursion to Waimate
Missionary Establishment
English Weeds Now Run Wild
Waiomio
Funeral of a New Zealand Woman
Sailing for Australia
Australiap. 587
Sydney
Excursion to Bathurst
Aspect of the Woods
Party of Natives
Gradual Extinction of the Aborigines
Infection Generated by Associated Men in Health
Blue Mountains
View of the Grand Gulf-like Valleys
Their Origin and formation
Bathurst, General Civility of the Lower Orders
State of Society
Van Diemen's Land
Hobart Town
Aborigines All Banished
Mount Wellington
King George's Sound
Cheerless Aspect of the Country
Bald Head, Calcareous Casts of Branches of Trees
Party of Natives
Leaving Australia
Keeling Island - Coral Formationsp. 615
Keeling Island
Singular Appearance
Scanty Flora
Transport of Seeds
Birds and Insects
Ebbing and Flowing Springs
Fields of Dead Coral
Stones Transported in the Roots of Trees
Great Crab
Stinging Corals
Coral-Eating Fish
Coral Formations
Lagoon Islands, or Atolls
Deep Reef-building Corals
Vast Areas with Low Coral Islands
Subsidence of Their Foundations
Barrier Reefs
Fringing Reefs
Conversion of Fringing Reefs into Barrier Reefs, and into Atolls
Evidence of Changes in Level
Breaches in Barrier Reefs
Maldiva Atolls, Their Peculiar Structure
Dead and Submerged Reefs
Areas of Subsidence and Elevation
Distribution of Volcanoes
Vast Amount and Slow Subsidence
Mauritius to Englandp. 655
Mauritius, Beautiful Appearance of
Great Crateriform Ring of Mountains
Hindus
St. Helena
History of the Changes in the Vegetation
Cause of the Extinction of Land Shells
Ascension
Variation in the Imported Rats
Volcanic Bombs
Beds of Infusoria
Bahia
Brazil
Splendor of Tropical Scenery
Pernambuco
Singular Reef
Slavery
Return to England
Retrospect on our Voyage
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