Complete with mesmerizing map work that charts Darwin's thrilling five-year voyage, as well as "Fun Facts" and more, Charles Darwin's Around-the-World Adventure captures the beauty and mystery of nature with wide-eyed wonder.
Author: Jennifer Thermes
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his first voyage. Though he was a scientist by profession, he was an explorer at heart. While journeying around South America for the first time aboard a ninety-foot-long ship named the Beagle, Charles collected insets, dug up bones, galloped with gauchos, encountered volcanoes and earthquakes, and even ate armadillo for breakfast! The discoveries he made during this adventure would later inspire ideas that changed how we see the world. Complete with mesmerizing map work that charts Darwin's thrilling five-year voyage, as well as "Fun Facts" and more, Charles Darwin's Around-the-World Adventure captures the beauty and mystery of nature with wide-eyed wonder.
Eighteenth-century healer, philosopher, and expert on the bizarre and supernatural, Dr. Erasmus Darwin is called in to heal a man dying of a seemingly impossible ailment, and his search for a cure will take him into some of the darkest ...
Author: Charles Sheffield
Publisher: Baen Books
Eighteenth-century healer, philosopher, and expert on the bizarre and supernatural, Dr. Erasmus Darwin is called in to heal a man dying of a seemingly impossible ailment, and his search for a cure will take him into some of the darkest corners of Europe and to a close encounter with the mysterious denizen of a certain Scottish loch. Reprint.
Featuring a route map, a cutaway of the Beagle, notes about life on board and navigation aids, an introduction to the Galapagos Islands and details of the species Darwin discovered, this is all you need to understand his theory of evolution ...
Author: A. J. Wood
Category: Beagle Expedition
The Beagle Adventures of Charles Darwin tells the story of his momentous voyage aboard the Beagle to his own children. This purports to be Darwin's own notebook, packed with his discoveries. Featuring a route map, a cutaway of the Beagle, notes about life on board and navigation aids, an introduction to the Galapagos Islands and details of the species Darwin discovered, this is all you need to understand his theory of evolution. Released to celebrate the anniversary of Charles Darwin 's birth in February 2009. Includes paper novelties and detailed artwork to bring Darwin's discoveries to life. Packaged in a beautifully designed hardback with leather closing ties, Darwin's Notebook is the perfect gift for the enquiring young mind.
Packed with colorful details of life aboard ship and in the wild, here is a fascinating portrait of Charles Darwin and of 19th century science.
Author: Richard Keynes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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. There has probably been no greater or more important scientific expedition than Darwin's voyage on the Beagle. Packed with colorful details of life aboard ship and in the wild, here is a fascinating portrait of Charles Darwin and of 19th century science.
The Adventures of Charles Darwin by Peter Ward, Cambridge University Press 1986, ages 9-12, 107 pages Animals Charles Darwin Sau':An Around-the-World Adventure by Sandra Marlde, illustrated by Zina Saunders, Chronicle 2009, ages 7-10, ...
Author: Susan Pearson
Publisher: Flash Point
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
AN INTREPID VOYAGE. A GROUNDBREAKING THEORY. The life and work of one of the world's most influential scientists. Young readers of this altogether fascinating biography follow Charles Darwin not only on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle but also through the thinking that led him to his world-changing theory and most famous work, The Origin of th e Species. Complete with historical photographs and documented passages straight from Darwin's personal diary, this engaging book ensures that a new generation of young readers will get to know one of the scientists who shaped our understanding of the world. Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Release on 2017-12-15 | by Alexandra Hanson-Harding
One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin (Candlewick Biographies). Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2014. Sís, Peter. The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin, Naturalist, ...
Author: Alexandra Hanson-Harding
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Charles Darwin lived in the Victorian era, a time of great change. Many people were debating how life on Earth began. In his twenties, Darwin went on a five-year sea voyage around the world. It shook up his ideas about how life evolved. His radical new insight, natural selection, was so controversial that he feared revealing it for more than twenty years. His classic, On the Origin of Species, has been called the best science book ever written; it revolutionized biology. This book for young readers reveals the struggles that Darwin faced as he presented his powerful ideas to the world.
In Darwin Slept Here, Simons journeys in the footsteps of one of the fathers of modern science, introducing readers to “a refreshingly different Darwin: a twenty-something traveler fond of hurling iguanas into the sea and charging up any ...
Author: Eric Simons
This entertaining combination of history, biography, and travel adventure is “a bracingly fresh portrait [of] Darwin . . . Nothing less than exhilarating” (Michael Pollan, New York Times–bestselling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma). One snowy day in Ushuaia, Argentina, Eric Simons picked up a copy of Charles Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle. Simons had just hiked the mountains overlooking Beagle Channel, and found himself engrossed in Darwin’s surprisingly relatable account. Like Simons, Darwin had been in his mid-twenties when he traveled to South America in search of adventure. Inspired, Simons went further into South America, exploring the histories, legends, and people that had fascinated Darwin himself two centuries before. In Darwin Slept Here, Simons journeys in the footsteps of one of the fathers of modern science, introducing readers to “a refreshingly different Darwin: a twenty-something traveler fond of hurling iguanas into the sea and charging up any tall peak he could find” (Outside Magazine). “Hard to put Simons’ book down—lighthearted adventures that keep a reader wanting more.” —San Francisco Chronicle
First published in 1839 under the title Journal and Remarks, this replica volume reproduces the 1845 second edition, originally called Journal of Researches.
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
English scientist, naturalist, and geologist CHARLES DARWIN (1809-1882) transformed our understanding of the planet and our place on it with his theory of evolution through natural selection. Much of the basis for his conceptual breakthrough was his research during the five-year journey he undertook on the HMS Beagle, an English exploratory vessel, which sailed South America and the South Pacific from 1831 to 1836. First published in 1839 under the title Journal and Remarks, this replica volume reproduces the 1845 second edition, originally called Journal of Researches. Enthralling both as a tale of travel adventure and as a naturalist's diary, The Voyage of the Beagle is even more fascinating for the hints it offers, from decades prior to Darwin's publication of 1859's On the Origin of Species, of the observations of the natural world and the thought processes that followed that would combine to revolutionize the field of biology.
Charles Darwin R. D. Keynes. looking glass was blackened ; the gilding must have been volatilized , for a smelling bottle which stood near was firmly coated with some of it . - The windows were all broken & everything hanging up fell ...
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A fascinating record of one of the most famous journeys ever made, providing an accurate historical document as well as an evocative travelogue that conveys Charles Darwin's personal account of the voyage with freshness and immediacy.From the reviews:' a record of his immediate feelings, the sea-sickness, the triumphs of his palaeontological finds, close shaves with General Rosas and military activity in Patagonia, dringking maté and smoking cigarilloes with the Gaucho, the stars glittering over the Andes vivid and expressive...'Janet Browne
Dr Darwin's repressive power comes from the childhood impressions of Charles's wife and first cousin Emma Wedgwood (herself the youngest of seven children, three brothers and four sisters), who grew up 20 miles off at Maer Hall in a ...
Author: Peter W. Graham
Category: Literary Criticism
Are Jane Austen and Charles Darwin the two great English empiricists of the nineteenth century? Peter W. Graham poses this question as he brings these two icons of nineteenth-century British culture into intellectual conversation in his provocative new book. Graham shows that while the one is generally termed a naturalist (Darwin's preferred term for himself) and the other a novelist, these characterizations are at least partially interchangeable, as each author possessed skills that would serve well in either arena. Both Austen and Darwin are naturalists who look with a sharp, cold eye at the concrete particulars of the world around them. Both are in certain senses novelists who weave densely particularized and convincingly grounded narratives that convey their personal observations and perceptions to wide readerships. When taken seriously, the words and works of Austen and Darwin encourage their readers to look closely at the social and natural worlds around them and form opinions based on individual judgment rather than on transmitted opinion. Graham's four interlocked essays begin by situating Austen and Darwin in the English empirical tradition and focusing on the uncanny similarities in the two writers' respective circumstances and preoccupations. Both Austen and Darwin were fascinated by sibling relations. Both were acute observers and analysts of courtship rituals. Both understood constant change as the way of the world, whether the microcosm under consideration is geological, biological, social, or literary. Both grasped the importance of scale in making observations. Both discerned the connection between minute, particular causes and vast, general effects. Employing the trenchant analytical talents associated with his subjects and informed by a wealth of historical and biographical detail and the best of recent work by historians of science, Graham has given us a new entree into Austen's and Darwin's writings.
From these words we learn a.good deal of Darwin s method of work ; his patience , his industry , his conscientiousness . It was more than twenty years before he allowed himself to give to the world the results of the studies which he ...
Finally reaches Santiago in the Cape Verde Islands, where Charles Darwin goes ashore and makes first geological observations, supporting Charles Lyell's ideas on changing sea levels. 7 February: Ship heads west toward Brazil with stops ...
Author: J. David Archibald
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Charles Darwin: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works summarizes the life of Charles Darwin who is best known for his theory of evolution. He was a naturalist, a geologist, and a biologist and is one of the most influential figures in history.
The Lancashire wedding or Darwin moralized. (a play). 1936 Baker, Ethel Winifred, Miss Ann Green of Clifton. (a novel). 1980 Stone, Irving, The Origin: a biographical novel of Charles Darwin. 1982 Ward, Peter, The adventures of Charles ...
Author: Paul Van Helvert
Publisher: World Scientific
This is the ultimate guide to the life and work of Charles Darwin. The result of decades of research through a vast and daunting literature which is hard for beginners and experts alike to navigate, it brings together widely scattered facts including very many unknown to even the most ardent Darwin aficionados. It includes hundreds of new discoveries and corrections to the existing literature. It provides the most complete summaries of his publications, manuscripts, lifetime itinerary, finances, personal library, friends and colleagues, opponents, visitors to his home, anniversaries, hundreds of flora, fauna, monuments and places named after him and a host of other topics. Also included are the most complete lists (iconographies) ever created of illustrations of the Beagle, over 1000 portraits of Darwin, his wife and home as well as all known Darwin photographs, stamps and caricatures. The book is richly illustrated with 350 images, most previously unknown.
Describes Darwin's experiences on the Beagle Expedition and the scientific discoveries that he made on the voyage.
Author: A. J. Wood
Publisher: Templar Books
Category: Beagle Expedition
Packed with novelties, including excerpts from Charles Darwin's diary and later works, this title introduces youngsters to the plants, animals, and people Darwin encountered on his groundbreaking voyage on the "Beagle." Full color.
Release on 2005 | by Christopher Upham Murray Smith
Charles Darwin . Historians typically cite Dr Darwin's section ' On Generation from Zoonomia : or , The Laws of Organic Life ( 1794–96 ) to establish an intellectual background for his grandson's thoughts on adaptation , sexual ...
Author: Christopher Upham Murray Smith
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
The Genius of Erasmus Darwin provides insight into the full extent of Erasmus Darwin's exceptional intellect. He is shown to be a major creative thinker and innovator, one of the minds behind the late eighteenth-century industrial revolution, and one of the first, if not the first, to perceive the living world (including humans) as part of a unified evolutionary scenario. The contributions here provide contextual understandings of Erasmus Darwin's thought, as well as studies of particular works and accounts of the later reception of his writings. In this way it is possible to see why the young Samuel Taylor Coleridge was moved to describe Darwin as 'the first literary character in Europe, and the most original-minded man'.Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin's grandfather, was one of the leading intellectuals of eighteenth-century England. He was a man with an extraordinary range of interests and activities: he was a doctor, biologist, inventor, poet, linguist and botanist. He was also a founding member of the Lunar Society, an intellectual community that included such eminent men as James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood.