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Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle

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In this fascinating new book, award-winning author Ruth Ashby shares the story of Darwins famous journey aboard the British navy ship, the Beagle, which led to the development of his theories of evolution and natural selection. Ashbys lively account follows the naturalists exciting trip around the worldthrough seasickness, a life-threatening illness, and even an earthquake ...more
Hardcover, 116 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Peachtree Publishers
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Jan 24, 2017 rated it liked it
In a few months my book group will be reading a book about Charles Darwin and his wife. My knowledge about Darwin is very general with just the information I've picked up over my lifetime. I wanted to know more about Darwin, in preparation for that book, but I did not want to read a full book and I wanted more than a Wikipedia article. So, instead, I found a children's book to give me the background Information.

Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle was a good choice. Author Ruth Ashb
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May 23, 2009 rated it liked it
This book did a good job of getting a lot of information on Darwin's early life into a fairly compact, readable book. The book didn't excite me, but didn't bore me, either. I learned some things I didn't know or hadn't remembered from other Darwin books I've read. I wish there had been a map of Darwin's journeys within South America, and pictures within to break up the text would have helped. The back-matter was excellent, and I rather liked the small size of the book and the golden Victorian en ...more
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book is accessible for young children. I learned some things while reading it but the writing wasn't incredibly exciting.
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