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The Voyage of the Beagle Summary
Charles Darwin

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The Voyage of the Beagle Summary

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Charles Darwin (2/12/1809-4/19/1882) writes about his explorations of various places he visits as a 19th century naturalist during a long voyage around the world. He ships aboard the Beagle, a ten-gun brig, anchoring at St. Jago (Sao Tiago), the primary island in the Cape de Verd group located west of Africa. From there he sails to St. Paul's Rocks, Brazil, Patagonia, East Falkland Island, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania, Mauritius and St. Helens Island before returning home. The entire trip takes five years to complete.

Darwin walks the jungles of Brazil, rides with the gauchos and explores rivers, mountains and plains. He meets many different kinds of people along the way, from the most primitive to the stylishly modern. His main purpose is to gather specimens of unknown species and study how the earth has formed islands, mountains and plains...

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