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Charles Darwin takes a voyage around the world on a ship named the Beagle, commanded by Captain Fitz Roy. Darwin is a naturalist commissioned by the King of England to take this five-year voyage and report back on his findings. Along with his written observations, Darwin collects specimens of wildlife, plants, fossils and minerals. He encounters many different kinds of people, from primitive natives to civilized landowners. The gauchos of Patagonia and the natives of Tahiti most impress him, the first with horsemanship and the second with friendliness.

The remarkable journey brings him to islands and continents, through the Strait of Magellen, to Australia and back to his starting point. He experiences the jungles of Brazil, the plains of Patagonia, the mountains of Tierra del Fuego and Chile, many river explorations, numerous human settlements, and the richness of life on the earth. His mind ponders all...

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