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The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle [Kindle Edition]

Charles Darwin
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 937 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1619492814
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TOYF40
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,891 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Go for the traditional book form 8 Dec 2012
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This is a great book but it does not come out well on Kindle. The page numbers are halfway up the page and it's very difficult to find your way about the book; the only way I could find to do this was to guess where a bit I wanted to read would be as a number between 1 and about 6,000. So unless you want to read it straight through, I suggest going for the traditional book form. It cost nothing to download--but it could be so much better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Voyage of the Beagle 8 Aug 2012
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I read this many years ago, but having the time to read it again I found it still as good. Nothing in it has changed my mind about evolution on the contary I have now decided to spend a day at the Natural History Museum in London
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, shame about the formatting 24 Jun 2012
By Jezza
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the first book that I've read end to end on the Kindle, and some of the formatting leaves a bit to be desired. Stray page numbers and chapter headings wandering through the text are particularly annoying.

But Darwin's sharp intelligence and surprisingly charming personality shine through all this. I didn't have any special expectations about this book even though I knew it was a classic. I was surprised at how broad Darwin's interests were (he's great on geology, which I hadn't really expected). His observations, and the pleasure he takes in them, are almost like poetry. His social observations, particularly about slavery and what we would now call racism, are more liberal and civilized than I would have expected - no social Darwinism here. I can't help thinking that he would have been a great bloke to go on holiday with, or to travel with around the world on a sailing ship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Master explorers 23 May 2012
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One is never at a loss when reading of the journeys of
such men & as the centuries pass they will say these were the finest explorers ever
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3.0 out of 5 stars long and drawn out. 17 Nov 2014
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This is a very interesting account of the voyage of Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle. Possibly due to the old English way of speaking, I found it difficult to understand some of his statements, and had to read them a couple of times. He is a bit of a waffler. Still haven't managed to finish it, and will have forgotten most of it, as he uses words which are only familiar with people that are involved with the Animal and insect world and the words to describe those particular creatures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable read and its free... 3 Aug 2014
By chrish
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Really informative description by Darwin of his voyage and his growing fascination with evolution. Better than Origin Of Species which is dry and really an academic tome. Be able can be read by the lay person with ease and enjoyment once you get used to the older style of Darwin's writing. Excellent free book.....don't worry about the odd typo and odd addition into text of's FREE...enjoy and be grateful to those who bring this wonderful book to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent book 20 Jun 2014
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I first read The Voyage of the Beagle as a student of Biology in the 60's. As good a read now as then/
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do not miss this book! 8 Oct 2013
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I was not expecting this book of Darwin's to be so riveting a read! At points it is positively exciting !! His description of the aftermath of what was clearly a Tsunami following on from an earthquake is delicious to read in the context of what we now know of the phenomena. The young Darwin shows a keen interest not only in natural history and geology but also in the life of the indigenous populations of S. America and seems surprisingly 'modern' in most of his comments. Just a jolly good read as well as a look at the early thinking of the man who was to reshape our world view. If you're an intellectually curious person, willing to venture far afield in your reading, this is a must for you.
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Published 1 month ago by W. Sonnenberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by teatime
5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating read
Brought this for a research project and real fascinating read
Published 2 months ago by Emily H.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great just what I needed
Published 3 months ago by Linden
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
Thought this would be interesting, but last it after a few pages, might look at it again later in the year
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Michael Higgins
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read for Darwin fans
I have downloaded and bought hard copies of most of Darwin works. Besides being famous for his work on evolution of the species he had a very interesting life and kept great... Read more
Published 15 months ago by J. Douglas
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
I had no idea how much time Darwin was able to spend on land at different places, presumably while the Beagle was charting an area. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cadfan Country
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read
I found this very interesting to read and informative, will read it again to get more from it. thought provoking.
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Diverse observations on nature, land and mankind
As a young man Darwin travelled with the survey ship HMS Beagle for five years (not unlike the mission of the USS Enterprise). Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jason Mills
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