Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Darwin begins his scientific observations at St. Jago (Sao Tiago), the primary island in the Cape de Verd group located to the west of Africa.
* It is clear that his investigations will include flora and fauna, geological formations, and sociological differences he encounters.
* His journal records the detail with which he makes his careful...
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