The Voyage of the Beagle Setting & Symbolism

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The Beagle, appears in non-fiction

The Beagle is the ship upon which Darwin circumnavigates the world over a five-year period. It is a vessel with two masts and a full compliment of officers and crew.

Islands, appears in non-fiction

The islands Darwin visits range broadly between those created by volcanic action and those developed into atolls. The Galapagos Islands show him the wide diversity of life development that leads to his ideas on the origin of species, which in turn leads to the theory of evolution.

Mountains, appears in non-fiction

Darwin visits the two major kinds of mountains to be found on the planet, those built from volcanoes and those resulting from the actions of plate tectonics. He crosses the Andes during a risky time of year when a blizzard could strand him for weeks.

Volcanoes, appears in non-fiction

Darwin observes most Pacific islands have been formed by...

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