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Charles Darwin's Notebooks from the Voyage of the &hellip by Richard Darwin Keynes
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5.0 out of 5 stars Darwin's notebooks, 8 Oct 2009
This volume is an incomparable contribution to Darwinian scholarship. As well as the transcription of all the 15 Beagle notebooks, the authors supply energetic and elegant overviews of each, outlining the place the volume holds in the development of Darwinian theory. The minute geological zoological and botanical observations which served as the basic findings for the Origin of Species that we would expect, are accompanied by accounts of, for instance, the lot of local workers;descriptions of the demeanour of the inhabitants; meals to be endured rather than enjoyed: "savollas and water', and many other privations and dangers that the traveller suffered as well as the occasional delight:… Read more

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