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Extended Audio Sample The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Darwin Narrator: Richard Dawkins Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Voyage of the Beagle - or, to give it its full title, Journal of researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the World of H.M.S. Beagle under command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N. - is much more than merely an account of Darwin's scientific observations in his 1831 - 36 travels across the globe: it is fine travel writing in its own right.

Voyage of the Beagle foreshadows Darwin's world-changing On The Origin of Species (also a CSA Word audiobook read by Richard Dawkins), in its constant intellectual quest. Darwin - still only in his early 20s - never just accepts what he sees, but wants to understand it; he shares his thinking in clear, entertaining, witty, even lyrical writing.

Professor Richard Dawkins, renowned evolutionist and author of ten books including The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and The Greatest Show on Earth, reads a carefully considered selection of extracts which makes Darwin's observational and logical genius accessible to a whole new audience. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 3/9/2011

    " Very Interesting and erudite!
    I am glad I finally got around to reading it.
    What an amazing circumnavigation of the globe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jetreno | 2/5/2011

    " I loved this book. It made science so easy. And Darwin was amazing to be able to find all
    of the information and classify it, etc. Sometimes a bit wordy but worth every word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Doug | 1/10/2011

    " What an interesting read. It is a travelogue, history book, science journal and an adventure story in one. If you like Josh Sloacum, you will love this book. Darwin was such an inquisitive and keenly observant person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alyson | 12/22/2010

    " There is a reason I love Darwin about as much as life itself...monumental scientific and philosophical achievements aside, his journals have an electrifying undercurrent of wonder and humor that make me proud to be a scientist, a naturalist, and a writer. "

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