Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure
Written by Amanda Wood
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This lavish account of Darwin's life and of the voyage of the Beagle from 1831 to 1836 provides the most detailed but accessible account for children about Darwin, his discoveries and a part of his life that was so important to our understanding of evolution.
Through straightforward text and extracts from his diary together with pull-out charts of the Beagle route, fact flaps, envelopes with letters and lots more it is sure to keep any reader, child or adult amused for hours and provides a personal and scientific account of the experiences that shaped and sharpened Darwin's mind including the plants, the people and the animals he encountered. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species it brings to life quite brilliantly Darwin’s discoveries.
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Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure by Amanda Wood
From Charles Darwin's Diary:
'The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life and has determined my whole career. I have always felt that I owe to the voyage the first real training or education of my mind. I was led to attend closely to several branches of natural history, and thus my powers of observation were improved.'
Darwin’s life story is told here, but the bulk of the book features the five year period when he was on his voyage with the Beagle. From planning the voyage to South America, to the layout of the Beagle and who was on board, to the places Darwin visited - The Galapagos, the Andes - and the flora and fauna he found on his travels. It's all here for you to witness an eye-opening exploration of our globe and uncover the path that led to the cornerstone of natural history: The Theory of Evolution.
In cinemas from 25 Sep 2009 'Creation' a film about Charles Darwin's life. See below for a trailer.
About the Author
Interest Age: 8+
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1st February 2009
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