The Voyage of the Beagle

  • by Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by Richard Dawkins
  • 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Voyage of the Beagle - or, to give it its full title, Journal of researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the World of H.M.S. Beagle under command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N. - is much more than merely an account of Darwin's scientific observations in his 1831 - 36 travels across the globe: it is fine travel writing in its own right.Voyage of the Beagle foreshadows Darwin's world-changing On The Origin of Species (also a CSA Word audiobook read by Richard Dawkins), in its constant intellectual quest. Darwin - still only in his early 20s - never just accepts what he sees, but wants to understand it; he shares his thinking in clear, entertaining, witty, even lyrical writing. Professor Richard Dawkins, renowned evolutionist and author of ten books including The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and The Greatest Show on Earth, reads a carefully considered selection of extracts which makes Darwin's observational and logical genius accessible to a whole new audience.

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fantastic tales of Darwin's infamous voyage

The narration of this book is fantastic, and the stories give an amazing insight into the understanding Darwin had and the cultural differences between regions of the world and the social changes.
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- P. Winter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-09-2009
  • Publisher: CSA Word