Beagle Diary (1831-1836)

Beagle Diary The Beagle Diary was used to write Darwin s famous book Voyage of the Beagle The narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty s Ships Adventure and Beagle between the years and Dar

  • Title: Beagle Diary (1831-1836)
  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • ISBN: 9781615340521
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Beagle Diary was used to write Darwin s famous book Voyage of the Beagle 1839 The narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty s Ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836 Darwin describes each day of the voyage, some in intimate detail, during the Beagle s circumnavigation of the globe.

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    1. Charles Darwin

      Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, eminent as a collector and geologist, who proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selection came to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution in the 1930s, and now forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory In modified form, Darwin s scientific discovery remains the foundation of biology, as it provides a unifying logical explanation for the diversity of life.Darwin developed his interest in natural history while studying medicine at Edinburgh University, then theology at Cambridge His five year voyage on the Beagle established him as a geologist whose observations and theories supported Charles Lyell s uniformitarian ideas, and publication of his journal of the voyage made him famous as a popular author Puzzled by the geographical distribution of wildlife and fossils he collected on the voyage, Darwin investigated the transmutation of species and conceived his theory of natural selection in 1838 Although he discussed his ideas with several naturalists, he needed time for extensive research and his geological work had priority He was writing up his theory in 1858 when Alfred Russel Wallace sent him an essay which described the same idea, prompting immediate joint publication of both of their theories.His 1859 book On the Origin of Species established evolution by common descent as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature He examined human evolution and sexual selection in The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, followed by The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals His research on plants was published in a series of books, and in his final book, he examined earthworms and their effect on soil.In recognition of Darwin s pre eminence, he was one of only five 19th century UK non royal personages to be honoured by a state funeral, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton Arabic

    517 thoughts on “ Beagle Diary (1831-1836)”

    1. This book is really a rare treasure. Is there anything comparable? Here we have the very man whose ideas have revolutionized completely our understanding of life, writing with charm about the very voyage which sparked and shaped his thinking on the subject. And even if this book wasn’t a window into the mind of one of history’s most influential thinkers, it would still be entertaining on its own merits. Indeed, the public at the time thought so, making Darwin into a bestselling author. I can [...]

    2. The Beagle was sent on a surveying mission by the Royal Navy; initially it was intended to last three years but it was extended to five and the ship circumnavigated the globe. The captain, Fitzroy, wanted a companion on the voyage and through a convoluted series of events, ended up with a youthful Darwin along, which so annoyed the official ship's Naturalist who was also the surgeon (as was common), that he resigned and left at the first port of call, part way across the Atlantic. Fortunately an [...]

    3. This is not the correct edition. Mine is published by Recorded Books, read by John Franklin Robbins, & is just selections from the book, about 4.5 hours long, with additional material - a really good biography. It was short & to the point. It's been a long time since I last read this, but I think I liked it in audio better than in print. Darwin's prose is perfect for being read out loud. Everyone always talks about Darwin's theories on evolution which makes it tough to remember that he w [...]

    4. Darwin's own account of the, now almost legendary, five year voyage of the Beagle is an entertaining, illuminating and fascinating read. Darwin writes with such enthusiasm that it's difficult not to be swept up in the journey and the remarkable things he witnessed and studied as he circumnavigated the globe.The only thing I found slightly disappointing was Darwin's attitude towards some of the peoples (or, as he refers to them, 'savages') he interacted with on his trek. Darwin was famously anti- [...]

    5. Fascinating glimpse on Darwin’s early impressions of race, slavery, decolonization, the dichotomy of savagery and civilization, and the survival of the fittest (as well as his descriptions of a wide variety of fauna and stunning natural scenery)

    6. Commanders in the Royal Navy could not socialize with their crew. They ate their meals alone-- then they met with the officers on board ship. This took it's mental toll on the ship's Captain's and so they were allowed a "civil" companion-- someone from outside the Navy who would be under their command but was not part of the crew. Captain Fitz Roy (age 26), a Nobleman and a passionate Naturalist chose Charles Darwin (a wealthy, upper-class Naturalist "enthusiast") to be his companion aboard the [...]

    7. Eine lange Reise hat ihr Ende gefunden. :-)Nach der Lektüre von "Das Floß der Medusa", bei dem es regelrecht abartig zuging, war ich vom gesitteten und angenehmen Klima auf der Beagle sehr angetan (natürlich wird hier die Geschichte von einem Mitglied der privilegierteren Gesellschaftsschicht erzählt). In fünf Jahren Reise verschlug es Charles Darwin in die entlegensten Winkel und Ecken der Erde, wo er sich auf alles stürzte, was im in die Hände und vor die Augen kam, um es zu beschreiben [...]

    8. Der Erfinder der Evolutionstheorie, Charles Darwin, tritt mit diesem Werk in die Fußstapfen seines großen Vorbilds, Alexander von Humboldt.Literarisch etwas begabter als der deutsche Naturforscher beschreibt er hier stellenweise sehr detailliert, was Flora und Fauna in Südamerika, Galapagos, Tahiti, Australien sowie Mauritiuszu bieten hat.Für den Leser ist die Ausdrucksweise, wie sie Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts üblich war und hier von Darwin praktiziert wird, etwas anstrengend, was die Quali [...]

    9. Per comprendere il valore di questo libro è opportuno dimenticare il Darwin barbuto e severo ritratto sui frontespizi e sulle enciclopedie: quando si imbarcò sul Beagle aveva soltanto ventidue anni. Non era autore di pubblicazioni scientifiche, non era celebre, non aveva idee rivoluzionarie; era un giovane inglese orgoglioso della sua patria e della sua cultura, fervente antischiavista, innamorato della magnificenza del Messiah di Händel (con il trasporto tipico della sua età) e dei libri di [...]

    10. What I wrote in my LJ while I was reading it._So I've started reading The Voyage of the Beagle. I've only read a chapter or so so far, but it's very enjoyable. I just kind of wish I'd paid more attention to my geology classes in school. It's a lot more relaxed and not nearly as self-conscious and defensive as TOoS was. It's all along the lines of "Hi all! We arrived on Random Island today. The trees are pretty but the people didn't even give us coffee. Can you believe it?! Anyhoo, I found a rock [...]

    11. Upon matriculating into Loyola University's MA/PhD program in philosophy during the late summer of 1980, I was assigned to Bill Ellos as his teaching assistant. Bill, a deep-cover Jesuit, had come to Chicago from Washington State, having done some work there with educational film as well as being a university professor. His interests were diverse to say the least. His doctoral dissertation form the Pontifical Institute in Rome was on Wittgenstein, but the work he had me doing originally was most [...]

    12. Darwin was largely a paternalistic meliorist, who apparently genuinely believed that Europeans were improving people's lives through colonialism, missionaries, etc. This book reveals odd doubts, though. Darwin expresses agnostic puzzlement about oral histories telling of terrible plagues accompanying the arrival of Europeans. He's not sure how to believe it, and yet can't (quite) dismiss it--so he recommends further study (which, I might add, has confirmed the stories of epidemics in spades).Dar [...]

    13. Darwin definitely keep detailed accounts of his encounters with the indigenous population & wasn't especially cruel but continued to distinguish people as either civilized or barbaric. I loved the geographic, geological, & zoological accounts of his travel journal.

    14. Darwin traveled aboard the H.M.S. Beagle in the 1830's, stopping at the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and all over South America in the five year journey. This work chronicles the events of the trip itself and reads partly as a traveler's journal and partly as a detailed description of the natural surroundings by a scientist. Stopping at the Galapagos Islands resulted in the formulation of a new theory which changed the face of modern science, but the voyage was apparently f [...]

    15. This beautifully-written account of Darwin's formative voyage presents sides of him that will surprise many 21st-Century readers. It is probably well understood by now that Darwin did not see the finches of the Galapagos and experience a crash of evolutionary transcendence like an incoming Pterodactyl. He developed the theory patiently over the subsequent decades, and his experiences in his five years with the "Beagle" only contributed retrospectively. But the fact is that he was at this time al [...]

    16. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (w-1839 r-12/2006 hrs-9). A captivating narrative of scientific exploration, and probably the best adventure travel book I've ever read. Certain to uplift your mind and your spirit. First, although he is occasionally a bit long-winded in a Victorian way, and also occasionally goes into deep scientific detail which the modern lay reader will be tempted to skim, the majorioty of the volume is terse, modern, and exciting. Second, there is an actual adventu [...]

    17. Frequently exceedingly dry and of no interest except to naturalists, and probably not always them either: Darwin's voyage was so long ago that much of his information and speculation is simply outdated (his talk of 'miasmas' is one instance where later information makes his material of purely historical interest).If one is reading it for background on evolution and _Origin of Species_, one will be disappointed: there are a handful of lines in the main part of the work which may be taken as prefi [...]

    18. This book obviously shows its age as a work of science writing, but it is a magnificent travelogue. Darwin's voyage, detailed in this account, transformed his beliefs and laid the groundwork for his theories of evolution. His descriptions of the indigenous peoples he encountered, as well as the fellow expatriates and travelers he met, make for an entertaining cast of characters, set against an ever-changing, but continually marvelous background of islands and foreign lands. We meet a wide range [...]

    19. For a long time (too long), it looked like it was going to take me longer to read this book than it took the Beagle to sail around the world. Darwin was a brilliant man, and a fine writer. But the genre of naturalistic travel writings is just not for me. In a similar vein, I've also read some of Thoreau's travel writings, a less brilliant man but a better writer, and came away with the same feeling.In brief sections, I would find the book brilliant. But those brief sections would not be enough t [...]

    20. The Best Book I Ever Read on a HolidayWe're going to take a little vacation, and along with getting house-sitters lined up, I've been thinking about what to take to read. Don't know yet, but I keep coming back to the best book I ever read while on a trip.It's Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle. Now available as a free pdf, 35 years ago the edition I took along was a quality paperback that still is in one piece despite being consulted many times. It was just the right size to tuck in a backpack or [...]

    21. A book replete with historical value and awash with interesting tidbits scattered through the text. In the Voyage of the Beagle, written by young Darwin during his five years on the ship and in its many ports, we are treated to the earliest notions that would ultimately become ideas of such tremendous force that they would change the way we think of ourselves in relation to all of nature.But those reviews that suggest this is a laugh-a-minute travelogue are a bit ingenuous. There are many intere [...]

    22. I really enjoyed this book a lot. It was a delight for me to discover that Charles Darwin was a real geek, brimming with an enthusiasm for all things geological or entomological (or zoological) that shines through in spite of the incredibly dry and haughty reading by David Case (I was listening to the audiobook). Darwin went on an unimaginably wild five-year adventure all the way around the world, but he refers only in passing to any of the danger or drama encountered: To him the fossils and geo [...]

    23. My first Darwin. Fascinating reading. Though he exhibits the quintessential British superiority complex which marked his time, there's no denying his CURIOSITY was extraordinary. His notes were meticulous, and I imagine in person he was as pesky as a 21st century four year old. Some readers will find all this detail makes for dry reading, but I thought it was an inspiring lesson in attention and careful reflection on the information one has gathered on a topic. Darwin also remarks on less scient [...]

    24. 'Darwin changed forever our understanding of life on Earth'. Jo Stone-Fewings reads from the journal of his historic voyagec/programmes/b00hkbwd

    25. I have to confess that I'm a card-carrying Darwin fanboy: The theory of evolution is clearly one of the pinnacles of scientific discoveries. Darwin deserves enormous respect for articulating the theory. His thoughts had been gradually formed thanks to his earlier work, including the observations made on the voyage of the Beagle. It would blasphemous for me to rate the book about Darwin's celebrated trip described in great details by the great man himself anything but 5-stars. The Galapagos islan [...]

    26. The narrative takes you back in time and to some remotest and fantastic places on the planet. The most vivid description is given to that part the author enjoyed greatly himself, namely, Tierra del Fuego. Other places visited by Darwin on his voyage were judged as bleak, undeserving and weren't given a fair chance to impress him, which may be held against the author by the reader.

    27. Darwinit lugeda on naljakas, nii tema enda kõnepruugi kui tõlke pärast (mis on kas lihtsalt absurdne, aegunud või asjatundmatu - raske on aru saada, mis just - ma arvan, et kas a) keel on 50ndatest nii palju muutunud, eriti teadussõnavara või b) tõlkija leiutas seda käigu pealt), aga samas meeleolukas (see ju vanade raamatute juurde käibki).Meeltheitmavõttev lühikeste ent rahulikult hirmsate (st Darwin ja tema kaasaegsed võtavad kõike otseselt ja rahulikult midagi imeks panemata) ki [...]

    28. It took me forever and a day to get through this, not because the narrative itself wasn't interesting--in fact, there was quite a lot culturally to keep me very intrigued--but because it just wasn't something that I pondered on after I put the book down, so just had no strong desire to pick it back up again. However, being that it was primarily written as a scientific exploration of the flora, fauna, and people groups of the lands which Darwin visited, it I think serves its purpose very well. Da [...]

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