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"The Voyage of the Beagle"

The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin’s Journal of Researches by Charles Darwin<br/><br/>
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Librivox.org podcast. This is a wonderful natural history diary of Charles Darwin’s nearly five year tour around the world. He was an incredibly intelligent and insightful man. I read a very short Darwin biography that stated he was “the discoverer of natural selection…” No, he postulated the theory and presented evidence to back up his theory. He was not the only one to see the relationships between time and the differences in earth forms, and the differences in families and species of plants and animals. This book brings together so many of the things I enjoy, from anthropology to botany, entomology, geomorphology, oceanology to ornithology and beyond. A great book, or better yet, podcast for young people wondering what is out there in the natural world. If this title does not spark interest… 

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