9781844863273

The Voyage of the Beagle Darwin's Extraordinary Adventure Aboard FitzRoy's Famous Survey Ship

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  • ISBN13:

    9781844863273

  • ISBN10:

    1844863271

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/17/2016
  • Publisher: Conway
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Summary

The Beagle has become synonymous with Charles Darwin and his groundbreaking work, On the Origin of Species. But how did Darwin come to be onboard? Now reissued in paperback in a single volume, all the various strands of the Beagle story have been woven together, revealing the circumstances that set the expedition in motion and the characters who circumnavigated the world together.

Enriched with firsthand commentary from personal letters and diaries and the official narrative of the voyage, as well as artwork, sketches, and charts produced by the shipboard artists and surveyors, James Taylor has produced a thoroughly engaging and informative account that will appeal to historians, scientists, art lovers, and anyone with a sense of adventure.

Author Biography

James Taylor MA (Hons), FRSA, is an expert on maritime art, and lectures regularly to a wide of range of societies, including NADFAS around the world. He has been an auctioneer and Head of Victorian Paintings, and was former curator of art, exhibition organizer, and corporate membership manager at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. His published work includes Marine Painting (1995), Yachts on Canvas (1998), Careless Talk Costs Lives (2010), and catalogs for major exhibitions.

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