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Voyage of the Beagle

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

‘The Voyage of the Beagle’ shows us a young man intoxicated with the tropics and careless of the risks
By STEVE JONES
May 31, 2008; Page W12

Next year is Darwin year: the bicentennial of the great man’s birth and the 150th anniversary of “The Origin of Species.” The book is not the easiest of reads, but it is less of a trudge than Charles Darwin’s four volumes on barnacles or his 15 works on topics as distinct as climbing plants and the formation of mold by earthworms. They tell, in plain and sometimes pedestrian prose, the tale of a life of observation and experiment that founded modern biology.

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