Re: The Voyage of the Beagle

It took the Beagle five years to sail around the world, and it only took me just over one year for me to get through Darwin’s book about it, The Voyage of the Beagle. It’s basically a travelogue with forays inland to describe the various geologies and curious animals, in short the 19th century equivalent […]

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A Simple Begining of Darwin

I finally gave in to the pressure of hearing so many stories about Darwin that I got up the gumption to wedge my Darwin collection out of its slipcase. It’s four books collected in one volume, very intimidating. I mean, this thing is fatter than a dictionary! Then I read the first chapter of Voyage […]

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Time to read Darwin

2009 is Darwin Year, among other things, because it’s 150 years since On The Origin of Species was published. I’m a little late mentioning this, because the commemoration really started last July, on the anniversary of the day Darwin felt pressed to lay claim to natural selection. So one of my resolutions for this year […]

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