by A.J. Wood
Discover the plants, animals, and people Darwin encountered on his groundbreaking voyage aboard the BEAGLE. Packed with novelties, including extracts from Darwin's diary and later works, CHARLES DARWIN AND THE BEAGLE ADVENTURE takes readers on an eyeopening exploration of our globe and uncovers the path that led to the cornerstone of natural history: the theory of evolutio...more
(first published January 1st 2009)
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Although this is aimed at children it is a beautiful book that adults can also enjoy (yes I bought it for myself and myself alone). It simplifies Darwin's life, his journey on the Beagle and his subsequent discoveries and writings without simplifing the man or the implications of his work. The accompanying fold outs, illustrations and maps are all beautifully drawn and add to the story of Darwin and his work.