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review The Voyage of the Beagle Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ar expedition that was as powerful emotionally and spiritually as it was scientifically; the formative moment of one of modernity's greatest mindsbrbrThese journals capture the first sensations of standing on a sun seared volcanic island in mid Atlantic; or plunging through a Brazilian rain forest undefaced by the hand of man Here are his awestruck reactions to the plains of Patagonia the heights and abysses of the Andes and the extraordinary world within a world he found in the Gal. What I wrote in my LJ while I was reading itSo 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 attention to my geology classes in school It s a lot 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 that turned out to be bird shit and a octopus spat in my face today Yay It was the happiest moment of my life More tomorrow ByeeeeVery adorable He also keeps hitting things with his geological hammer I m still reading the VotB as well which really is a bit of an adventure novel not in the least because it really reads like a diary and because Darwin seems to have a healthy sense of humour about himself Every other page he seems to make a fool of himself in some way or another Also he seems surprisingly humble and insecure in his naturalistic findings He records and very tentatively makes links but at this point most of the big work seems to be done by the people he sent his samples back to He also really seems to fanboy Humboldt to be a staunch abolitionist and I am sure he really pissed FitzRoy off when he carried eight or nine dinosaur skeletons on boardAlso another Darwin uote that I just read in the bath The captain at last said he had one uestion to ask me which he should be very much obliged if I would answer with all truth I trembled to think how deeply scientific it would be it was Whether the ladies of Buenos Ayres were not the handsomest in the world I replied like a renegade Charmingly so He added I have one other uestion Do ladies in any other part of the world wear such large combs I solemnly assured him that they did not They were absolutely delighted The captain exclaimed Look there a man who has seen half the world says it is the case we always thought so but now we know it My excellent judgment in combs and beauty procured me a most hospitable reception the captain forced me to take his bed and he would sleep on his recadoThis book is too fricking amusingYet Darwin because I might as well keep you updated now We re in Patagonia and have just gone on an upriver hikeboatride to the Cordilleras I ve found out I read these books much like I read naval passages in Patrick O Brian It s not like I skip anything and I get the main gist and it makes sense while I m reading but I don t actually retain it all by a long long long shot Impressions stay and I learn some new things if only through repetition but a lot of it I lose again almost immediately Darwin keeps referencing Jack Byron s accounts now and I feel so very guilty for not remembering a lot of these things So yes aside from a series of clear impressions and a few remembered names for each region there is disturbingly little I remember Humboldt would have bitchslapped me long agoAt least I have the consolation that Darwin apparently always carried a few books with him to identify species with That eases the sting a bitAlso points to you Wordsworth Editions for not translating the French passages In any case out of all the period accounts by naturalists that I ve read so far this is by far the most fun the most entertaining and the most readable I d recommend it to anyone who wants to play around with this natural science business not in the least because Darwin shows so much of himself Humboldt much as I love him only occasionally mentioned Bonpland and only very rarely himself Darwin stays in the tradition of well I m tempted to say Stephen Maturin s journal No romantic woes or anything but scientific observations coupled with observations on the people he travels with coupled with God I m so cold and wet and miserable and I just want to be shot of this place It s nice Also animals are cute in this From condors to spiders to foxes to armadillos You get the feeling that if he d known it he would definitely have chosen Boom de Yadda as his personal theme song Ch 11 and 12 on the next leg of the journey with Darwin leaving Patagonia and heading for ChileAll I still want to remark upon on the Patagonian side where he went on a very wide tangent on the heights of snow lines and the descent of glaciers and his usual geological geekery and sort of lost me though he did warn the reader they could skip this bit if they weren t interested which is very civil in him that apparently he s read all of the different accounts related to the loss of the Wager as well Hee He references Byron Bulkeley and Cummins and Anson Be still my sueeful heartNow we re in Valparaiso where sings the sky is blue and all the leaves are green The sun s as hot as a baked potato And he probably feels like it s a shpadoinkel dayAnd of course fandoms cross again when he visits Cochrane s old hacienda of uinteroAlso this phrase just made me chortle a relation of the great author Finis who wrote all booksOh Charlie you dork Today in the life of DarwinOr rather January 1835 in the life of DarwinOr precisely stuff what I just read in the bathHokay so we re still running around Chile visiting people clambering through forests and clocking animals with geological hammers in the time honoured tradition of naturalists everywhereWhen DISASTER Earthuakes Volcanoes erupting Mayhem Destruction Death And Darwin somehow has the gall to say thisFrom this circumstance Concepcion although not so completely desolated was a terrible and if I may so call it picturesue sightPicturesue Picturesue No Darwin you may not call it that IdiotaAnyway this sets him off Geology is his baby and there s now pages upon pages of gleeful rambling about fault lines and tectonic plates and the effect of time and islands raised and drowned etc etcNow there s two chapters ahead of me in Cochrane country Valparaiso and then heigh ho off to the Galapagos to clock some finches turtles and auatic land animalsGalapagos Chapter everybody knows thisDarwin He s mopy and grumpy and really not liking Waimate or anything about the south island of New Zealand at all though most of New Zealand is getting shot down for being a bunch of war crazy ugly uncivilized filthy barbarians with ugly tattoos He s not getting much work done and people keep randomly shooting at other people and he s in a funk A deep funk Stupid island Stupid tattoos Stupid orcs This in GREAT contrast to Tahiti which to him for just the little time he was there was heaven on earth Everybody was friendly and smiling there was food everywhere that tasted divine the people were so much better looking than Westerners and oh he just adored the tattoos I mean he really really liked those Tahitian tattoos Did he mention loving the tattoos yet And how handsome people are It must be the tattoos He s not ready to say much in favour for against the missionaries there since he says he s read conflicting accounts by people who have been there for far far longer than he has and therefore should know a lot better but I think Darwin has left a tiny little piece of his heart thereHokay I just had a bit of a longer reading session just now and finished the Voyage of the Beagle By now I ve sort of gotten used to reporting the good bits back to LJ here so you try to keep them in your mind as you read onI was going to mention how some people at Waimate have partially redeemed New Zealand in his eyes how very very mixed his impression of Australia was I was going to go over his thoughts on atolls and barrier reefs strangely uninteresting for someone who has grown up on the National Geographic channel and takes all these things for granted his descriptions of Keeling Island Mauritius and AscensionBut then oh then he went home And that last chapter is so beautiful people you have no idea It s personal emotional and wonderful and just for the joy of reading this one chapter alone I would than recommend this book He talks with immense and very real regret about his inability to put into words all that he has seen he launches into the most spirited rages and rants against the injustices of slavery he remembers fondly the scenes he thought the most beautiful the scenes he thought the most horrific and the scenes he knew would be the most memorable in the end He talks about the people he has met with such warmth of feeling and at the very end he addresses any young budding naturalists who might be readingI feel like it would be a great shame not to pass this on But I have too deeply enjoyed the voyage not to recommend any naturalist although he must not expect to be so fortunate in his companions as I have been to take all chances and to start on travels by land if possible if otherwise on a long voyage He may feel assured he will meet with no difficulties or dangers excepting in rare cases nearly so bad as he beforehand anticipates In a moral point of view the effect ought to be to teach him good humoured patience freedom from selfishness the habit of acting for himself and of making the best of every occurrence In short he ought to partake of the characteristic ualities of most sailors Travelling ought also to teach him distrust but at the same time he will discover how many truly kind hearted people there are with whom he never before had or ever again will have any further communication who yet are ready to offer him the most disinterested assistanceCharles Darwin I love you

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review The Voyage of the Beagle Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Aboard was a highly skilled crew of surveyors set to chart key coastlines for the British Admiralty#151;and a raw and inexperienced naturalist named Charles Darwin This fairly obscure twenty two year old had not been the first choice to accompany the IBeagleI expedition Yet his experiences and insights reverberate to this daybrbrFor a mind like Darwin's open to fresh impressions alert to their every implication it was an exhilarating journey Here is his detailed account of a five ye. This book is Charles Darwin s journal of his 5 year voyage on the HMS BeagleThis journey marked the second of Captain Fitzroy and the Beagle but the first for 22 year old Charles Darwin who had decided to become a naturalist like Alexander von HumboldtDarwin had stopped studying medicine and refused to become a priest so the persuasion of an uncle was necessary for Charles father to allow and fund the journey in the first place But he didThey went from England to Tenerife Cape Verde Bahia Rio de Janeiro Montevideo the Falkland Islands Valparaiso Lima the Gal pagos Islands before leaving South America to sail on to New Zealand Sidney Hobart Tasmania and King George s Sound in Australia Cocos Island Mauritius Cape Town then back to Bahia Cape Verde and the Azores before returning to EnglandThus they were on uite a tight schedule which explains why Darwin s time on the Gal pagos was cut short an important detail because he made his most profound discoveries there that later resulted in his most famous work and if he had had time maybe he would have remembered to label those finches andor keep at least one tortoise for his studies but of that in my review for The Origin of SpeciesWhile the Beagle was a relatively small ship Darwin nevertheless filled her to the brim with specimen some sailors getting enthused and helping him much to the dismay of a few othersHe always kept a meticulous journal that served as a diary as much as a study book where he jutted down all his observations Thus we can not only see while reading this book now what he discovered but also what his thought process was like We read of him being severely seasick at first his fascination with nature we find out that he was anti slavery sadly not for the same pure reasons Humboldt had what he thought of certain people he was with or encountered along the way We also see the influence of his paternal grandfather Erasmus Darwin who had laid a few of the foundations of Darwin s theories just like Humboldt had A note on Darwin s view of indiginous people Certainly some thoughts he wrote down are cringeworthy from today s perspective and were especially disappointing after initially learning that he was anti slavery However for a man of his day and age not counting the unapologetic anomaly that was Humboldt he was very progressiveWhat I loved above all else was that we get to revel in Darwin s beautiful writing style that brings to life the sea jungles and various animals and plants He had a way of transporting the reader to the places he had been to and I felt as if I was making the journey with him while reading thisThis vivid writing style that made this journal appear almost like a novel really surprised and delighted me as I had not expected it In fact I got so swept up in the narrative that I found myself sitting at the edge of my seat whenever Darwin s musings showed him getting close to the scientific truth but not uite despite me knowing that it would take him a little longer yetA fantastic feat and I love that my edition shows sketches by Darwin himself as well as paintings of landscapes he s been to or animals now extinct that he encountered However for all those wanting the highlights of the journey I can also recommend the audio version narrated by Dawkins which I listened to simultaneously I know ME endorsing an abridged version the scandal

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review The Voyage of the Beagle Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Well may we affirm that every part of the world is habitable Whether lakes of brine or those subterranean ones hidden beneath volcanic mountains#151;warm mineral springs#151;the wide expanse and depths of the ocean#151;the upper regions of the atmosphere and even the surface of perpetual snow#151;all support organic beingsbr#151;Charles DarwinbrbrHMS IBeagleI put out of Devonport dockyard England on December 27 1831 and one of the most extraordinary voyages in history was under way. 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 another surgeon was appointed at the same port Very little of what Darwin wrote actually talks about the oceansthis is because he was no great sailor and spent most of his time aboard acutely seasick Which in turn is why Darwin contrived to spend three out of five years on landAll this and is discussed in an excellent introduction to this edition which has printed the 1st edition abridging Darwin s journal by approx 13 however I m not sure how to feel about that have I been saved from really dull stuff that would have made what is a pretty lively book a chore to read Or have I missed out on some interesting material Weirdly having made this 13 chop the original Naval orders for the mission are included along with Fitzroy s essay attempting to reconcile the Bible specifically the Deluge ie the Noah story with contemporary geology Even weirdly both of these appendices are worthwhile The mission orders are very practical and sensible and as specific as practicable and not as I imagined they would be vague and bureaucraticFitzroy s essay reminded me of the kind of thing that went on in Oxford and Cambridge in the Middle Ages where people devoted themselves primarily to attempting to reconcile reality with the Classical philosophers and the Bible deploying a lot of casuistry and not much else for the most part Roger Bacon being a notable exception and look what happened to him yep locked up by he Church for practising black magic The fact is that even at the time of Beagle s voyage it was clear that the Earth had to be orders of magnitude older than the historical record with Genesis taken at face value suggested and literal belief in the Bible particularly the Old Testament was crumbling amongst the educated scientists Christianity itself was still axiomatic for most however and Darwin no exception at the time as cannot be mistaken from this bookGetting back to Darwin and his book the Voyage is a rarely dull often vivacious account not only of the flora and fauna Darwin encounters but also of the geology people and societies he encounters too the latter providing most of the funny and dramatic moments of which there are many I cannot recommend it to people uninterested in geology and biology however Readers who cannot cope with such entries as a detailed theory of the formation of coral reefs still considered correct as far as it goes I believe will get bogged down uite often That said anyone who has successfully waded through The Origin of Species will find this an easy ride by comparisonDarwin displays an interesting blend of progressive attitudes eg anti slavery and typical of his day Victorian Christian notions eg Christian Western Europe is the pinnacle of human societies whilst observing on the many different nations and cultures he encounters alongside the wildlife and geology Apparently the people of Tierra Del Feugo are the least improved on the planetWhat you won t find here is a theory of evolution the uestion of the origin of species arising only a few times and then very obliuely and in passingIn conclusion nowhere near as important as Origin of Species but much fun to read


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