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Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
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Apr 09, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 19thc, latin-america, africa, travel, darwin, travel-literature, charles-darwin, colonialism

I find this a travel document more than Darwin's thesis about natural selection. Natural selection gets a tiny mention at the end of the book and it really makes the journey more noble after mentioning it.

I thought it was a bit eccentric the way that Darwin describes the native indian populations in South America. I find it an interesting document of the emergence of a 'Latin' America. I was half expecting it to be about Darwin's own thought but it was more of his observations, in a way I prefer it that way. It provides a context for his 'Origins' once I get to actually reading it!

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