The Voyage of the Beagle - Charles Darwin - 1969 Harvard Classics Deluxe Edition hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear. Harvard Classics DELUXE EDITION. Bound in rich, forest-green faux leather with bright gilt border and Harvard Classics colophon on cover and gilt lettered, decorative spine. Corners sharp, binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. Two dings along right front board edge and a few scuffs on back board. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb:  Charles Darwins's travels around the world as an independent naturalist on HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836 impressed upon him a sense of the natural world's beauty and sublimity which language could barely capture. Words, he said, were inadequate to convey to those who have not visited the inter-tropical regions, the sensation of delight which takes the mind experiences'. Yet in a travel journal which takes the reader from the coast of South America to South Sea islands, Darwin's descriptive powers are constantly challenged, but never once overcome.
In addiction, The Voyage of the Beagle displays Darwin's powerful, speculative mind at work, posing searching questions about the complex ration between the Earth's structure, animal forms, anthropology and the origins of life itself.