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A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World

A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World

The Voyage of the Beagle

  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1628739215
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 496
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When On the Origin of Species came out in 1859, it changed the understanding of life and was the foundation of evolutionary biology. All the material that he received for this book was from the famous expeditions he took on the Beagle during the 1830s. This is the story of that voyage. A Naturalist’s Voyage Round the World follows Charles Darwin over his almost five-year journey around the world, in which he studied animals, plants, geology, and much more. From the tip of South America and the Galapagos Islands to Australia and Tahiti, Darwin set out to study geology, but ended up finding the information that would lead to his theory of evolution by natural selection. With the original images from Darwin’s journal, A Naturalist’s Voyage Round the World is an incredible look into the past at one of the most important documentations of a sea voyage ever. The information collected by Darwin changed our world, and now you can relive every moment in his own words and illustrations.

A Voyage Round the World, Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788

A Voyage Round the World, Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788

  • Author: Jean-François de Galaup comte de La Pérouse
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Discoveries in geography
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A New Voyage Round the World

A New Voyage Round the World

  • Author: William Dampier
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 024141329X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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The first great English-language travel book, A New Voyage Round the World (1697) is an incomparably vivid, chaotic and fascinating account by the pirate, explorer and naturalist William Dampier of his many adventures. The world he describes sprawls all the way from the Caribbean west across the Pacific to the Philippines and Southeast Asia - a vast expanse tied together by the Spanish Empire. Dampier and his men live lives of rascally precariousness, in the shadow of great Spanish galleons and fortresses, always on the verge of disaster. His book is filled with raids, escapes, wrecks and storms, but Dampier is also a great observer of animals, exotic foods, boats, customs: the book is a cornucopia of descriptions of everything from giant centipedes to bananas. It was originally designed simply to entertain and to be useful for later adventurers and merchants, but it is now a unique document, miraculously preserving glimpses of now long-vanished peoples and places. This new edition, introduced and annotated by Nicholas Thomas, makes clear Dampier's key role as a proselytiser for the early British Empire, as an inspiration for generations of naturalist and explorers, and as a uniquely curious character.

A Collection of Voyages Round the World, Containing a Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages, in the Years 1768-1780

A Collection of Voyages Round the World, Containing a Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages, in the Years 1768-1780

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Birmingham free libraries. Catalogue of the reference library

Birmingham free libraries. Catalogue of the reference library

  • Author: John Davis Mullins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Discoverers

The Discoverers

  • Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307773555
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 768
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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories of the man's profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Literature of Travel and Exploration

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135456623
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 2100
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1740-44

A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1740-44

  • Author: George Anson
  • Publisher: N.A
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Captain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World (Illustrated)

Captain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World (Illustrated)

  • Author: Captain James Cook
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3730989995
  • Category: History
  • Page: 938
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Captain Cook's Journal During his First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71. A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS

The Enchanted Islands

The Enchanted Islands

The Galapagos Discovered

  • Author: John Hickman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Galapagos Islands
  • Page: 169
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