The Beagle has landed

Marquardt bookMy copy of HMS Beagle: Survey Ship Extraordinary by Karl Heinz Marquardt has just arrived through the post. Many thanks to Peter at the Beagle Project for the tip off.

The book is really aimed at model-makers, and might come in handy to that end when I retire, but it's also packed with research and illustrations of great interest to us Darwin groupies. My partner Jen shook her head in resigned disbelief when she saw what I'd ordered, and went off to do a Sudoku.

Oh, and it could also come in extremely handy if you were—oh, I don't know—planning to build a working replica of HMS Beagle, or something truly magnificent like that.

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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