A complete transcript of Darwin's Beagle Journal.
A detailed account of Darwin's Beagle voyage.
Biography of the captain of HMS Beagle.
Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the World.
Part 1 of an entertaining two-part biography of Charles Darwin.
On 22nd May, 1826, His Majesty's Ship 'Beagle' set sail from Plymouth on a surveying voyage to South America.
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...in the large, awkward shape of Queen Pomarre of Tahiti.
As a former card-carrying member of the Glutton Club, Charles Darwin was pretty unsqueamish when it came to sampling strange flesh, but he did not at all relish the idea of eating calf foetus while travelling is South America. Fortunately, it turned out to be something decidedly more appetising: We did not reach the posta…