Start reading Darwin's Odyssey: The Voyage of the Beagle (Kindle Single) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.
OR
Read for free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

Darwin's Odyssey: The Voyage of the Beagle (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Kevin Jackson
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: £1.74 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
 
Kindle Unlimited Read this title for £0.00 and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

  • Length: 104 pages (estimated)
  • Prime members can borrow this book and read it on their devices with Kindle Owners Lending Library.
Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Kindle Singles
Explore more in Kindle Singles
Are you interested in discovering more Kindle Singles? If so, you may wish to check out the Kindle Singles Store. Kindle Singles offer a vast spectrum of reporting, essays, memoirs and short stories from some of the biggest names in contemporary writing.

Book Description

The young Charles Darwin was like a young Indiana Jones. For five years in his mid-twenties, he sailed on the BEAGLE around the world, exploring jungles, climbing mountains, trekking across deserts. With every new landfall, he had new adventures: he rode through bandit country, was thrown into jail by revolutionaries, took part in an armed raid with marines, survived two earthquakes, hunted and fished. He suffered the terrible cold and rain of Tierra del Fuego, the merciless heat of the Australian outback and the inner pangs of heartbreak. He also made the discoveries that finally led him to formulate his theory of Natural Selection as the driving force of evolution. The five-year voyage of the BEAGLE was the basis for all Darwin's later work; but it also turned him from a friendly idler into the greatest scientist of his century.

Kevin Jackson is a writer, broadcaster and film-maker. His most recent book is Constellation of Genius: 1922 and All That Jazz (Farrar Strauss Giroux, 2013). He lives in Cambridge, England.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Page of Start over
This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3797 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FZ2DDRU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • : Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,986 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darwin And Other Animals 8 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase
I am loving this book. Not quite finished it yet, but it's a very well written, fascinating narrative history and a rollicking adventure rolled into one. Darwin's early years are so well painted - he is very similar to many young men I know now in his sudden enthusiasms, dilettantism and passions. Kevin Jackson depicts him as a very appealing, likeable character and the Beagle trip comes across a bit like a gap year adventure. Darwin was plainly a sensitive young man, cut from a different cloth from many of those around him. What this book has done is made me want to read more about - and by - Darwin. A thoroughly satisfying read and I will be recommending it to my friends.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An extracted Diary 16 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase
I was hoping for more depth and insites into Darwin's journey, but this was more an extraction of dates places and general overview of time spent at various places. Still for a background to the trip and a quick easy read then it's fine.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but feels incomplete 28 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase
Very enjoyable read; told me many things I had not previously heard about this voyage and about Darwin. Set me off to find a fuller and more comprehensive analysis of Darwin's story
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Journey 24 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase
I hadn't appreciated just how far and for how long was the Voyage of the Beagle; this is a fascinating story well told. The character of Darwin and his fellow travelers came to life in the pages of this book. Highly recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars synapse of a journey 3 Feb. 2014
By karenb
This is s great introduction to Darwin's voyage on the Beagle. It doesn't go into any depth but it is well written and has left me wanting to know more. I would recommend as a quick read for someone short on time.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating 28 Jan. 2014
By J Gozzi
Verified Purchase
As a zoologist, I can't believe how long it's taken me to read about the voyage of the Beagle and Darwin's subsequent conjectures, realisations and theories in the context of contemporary scientific and religious beliefs. Wholeheartedly recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price 19 Jan. 2014
By C. Hill
Verified Purchase
I bought this at a 'budget' rate to learn about the voyage of the 'Beagle' and Darwin's life. Obviously a little old fashioned in the writing style,but if you want to learn about Darwin and his travels you will enjoy it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
By John Hopper TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Verified Purchase
This short book covers the great naturalist's five year voyage (1831-6) on the Beagle during which he encountered numerous peoples, animals and plants that helped him to formulate his theories of natural selection and evolution, though the development of his ideas was in itself an evolutionary process and not a sudden flash of inspiration. Darwin comes across very sympathetically, being a passionate opponent of slavery and a convinced believer in the equal worth of all human races. Ironically, in his youth his father decried him for being lazy and not doing anything with his life, beyond shooting countless birds on the family estate.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good background info
A most interesting book covering the background to Darwin's insight into evolution.Once I started I carried on reading straight through to the end.
Published 7 days ago by paul S R
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting reading on Charle's famous journey at sea.
Well written account of Charle's journey at sea where he detested slavery, violence and cannibal tribes! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Maleeha Jamil
5.0 out of 5 stars things were pretty tough on ships in Darwins day
Hi,
Very interesting read, having spent many years at see, things were pretty tough on ships in Darwins day.
Published 5 months ago by J. V. Appleton
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting read
For those interested in Charles Darwin and his views an interesting insight into his voyage on H.M.S. Beagle. Well written
Published 8 months ago by sarah kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this thoroughly
An interesting description of the voyage of the Beagle with Charles Darwin on board and the difficulties in getting specimens but virtually everywhere the ship went was new... Read more
Published 10 months ago by peter morris
4.0 out of 5 stars Readable and recommended
As in his book on the Mayflower, Kevin Jackson has created a short, readable and entertaining story. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sharpener
5.0 out of 5 stars Intresting reading
i always new that his biology would make his discoveries a useful, if not desirable escape from the old world
Published 13 months ago by Radio Ham
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Darwin's Odyssey
This gives a good summary of Darwin's journeys without being too long-winded. This would be a very suitable book for those who want to learn more about the emergence of genetics. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr Michael J Potter
4.0 out of 5 stars A Dairy of the Voyage and explanations.
This CONCISE but readable dairy of Darwin's voyage on the Beagle is formative and interesting and providing the reader with the kernels of both the lengthy Darwin's own Voyage... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Desmond O'Brien
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category