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Charles Darwin in Australia / F. W. Nicholas & J. M. Nicholas
Bib ID 4366513
Format BookBook
Author
Nicholas, F. W
 
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Edition Anniversary ed. 
Description Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2008 
xx, 260 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 9780521728676
Summary

"Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species in 2009, the Anniversary Edition of this classic book includes a treasure trove of photographs and illustrations not available in the earlier editions." "The book is based on transcriptions of the entire Australian sections of Darwin's diary, which are supplemented by extracts from field notes, letters and other published material. The lavish illustrations include contemporary works by two of Australia's most famous early artists, Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens, both of whom had been Darwin's Beagle shipmates earlier in the voyage."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: 4A note on the transcriptions xix
  • 1 Introduction 1
  • 2 Arrival in Sydney and a trip across the Blue Mountains 21
  • 3 Return from Bathurst and impressions of Sydney 87
  • 4 Hobart and environs 121
  • 5 King George Sound and farewell to Australia 157
  • 6 Postscript 175
  • Appen(dix: Summary of documents relating to Darwin's visit to Australia 211
  • Illustration and map acknou,ledgements 215
  • Notes 223
 
Notes

Previous ed.: 2002.

Includes index.

With illustrations and additional commentary from other members of the Beagle's company including Conrad Martens, Augustus Earle, Captain FitzRoy, Philip Gidley King, and Syms Covington.

Bibliography: p. 244-253.

Subjects Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Diaries.  |  Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Travel -- Australia.  |  Beagle Expedition (1831-1836)  |  Evolution (Biology) -- Australasia.  |  Australia -- Description and travel.
Other authors/contributors Nicholas, J. M. (Janice Mary), 1944-
Available From Cambridge University Press, 477 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne VIC 3207 

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