A bumper Christmas edition of Darwin-related goodies.
Writing tagged: ‘hms beagle’
03-Dec-1831: Darwin’s first night aboard HMS Beagle
Darwin records his experimentations with a hammock.
13-Jan-1833: The day HMS Beagle nearly sank
Charles Darwin’s closest brush with death during the Beagle voyage came on Sunday 13th January 1833, near that most infamous of nautical perils, Cape Horn.
25-Dec-1833: The HMS Beagle Olympics
On Christmas Day 1833, the crew of HMS Beagle held their own ’Olympic Games’ at Port Desire in Patagonia.
Film review: ‘The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists’
In which I dismiss any charges of historical inaccuracy against the latest Aardman animation.
The Dickens Connection
Dickens, FitzRoy and how a tragic loss at sea spurred efforts to forecast storms.
Book review: ‘HMS Beagle’ by Keith S Thomson
The ship that changed the course of history.
Book review: ‘Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary’ by R.D. Keynes (ed.)
An annotated version of the journal Darwin kept aboard HMS Beagle.
Book review: ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians’ by Richard Keynes
Charles Darwin’s adventures and siscoveries on the Beagle, 1832-1836.
Book review: ‘HMS Beagle’ by Karl Heinz Marquardt
Meticulously detailed ship's plans of HMS Beagle, for anyone thinking of making a model or replica!
Book review: ‘Evolution’s Captain’ by Peter Nichols
Biography of the captain of HMS Beagle.
Book review: ‘The Voyage of the Beagle’ by Charles Darwin
Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the World.