FitzRoy Podcast!

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Royal Society Podcasts: Robert FitzRoy FRS: sailing into the storm (mp3)

John Gribbin is the author of more than a hundred books of popular science, including 'FitzRoy: the remarkable story of Darwin's Captain and the invention of the weather forecast'. In this talk, he discusses FitzRoy's career as captain of HMS Beagle and as a pioneering meteorologist.

Postscript: I have now listened to the podcast. It was very interesting, although the recording quality was pretty poor.

See also: FitzRoy's Bicentenary

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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