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Available for the first time in three separate volumes, To the Edge of the World is a seafaring adventure in the tradition of Patrick O'Brian, chartering the lives of Captain Robert FitzRoy and Charles Darwin, their friendship, and the historical voyage that ultimately drove them apart.In 1831, FitzRoy and Darwin - a Christian Tory and a liberal naturalist - board the HMS ...more
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Published September 25th 2009 by M P Publishing Ltd.
(first published May 24th 2007)
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This entire story of Robert Fitzroy is such a moving tale. Fitzroy was both a victim to his dogged reliance on the Bible and God as moral and historical compasses and yet was a profound and prescient purveyor of scientific progress with regards to meteorology; a scientific leader in spite of his archaic (even in the mid-1800s)beliefs. The descriptions of life in London, the treatment of native peoples by the British government and even more sadly, the British people are beyond comparing with reg ...more
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