Keywords: south america -- discovery and exploration

The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle

Charles Darwin

Year of publication: 1997

THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE PREFACE I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty. As I feel that ...

Keywords: Beagle Expedition (1831-1836) Geology Natural history South America -- Discovery and exploration Voyages around the world -- History -- 19th century