Voyage of the Beagle by James Taylor
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Voyage of the Beagle
By James Taylor

The Voyage of the Beagle

Darwin's Extraordinary Adventure in Fitzroy's Famous Survey Ship

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Format: Hardback

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Voyage of the Beagle by James Taylor

Book Description

2009 marks the bi-centennary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his ground-breaking publication 'On the Origin of Species' (1859). Many of his scientific investigations and theories have stood the test of time and are still relevant today. There will be many major exhibitions around the world as well as documentaries and debates about Darwin"s work, and a major motion picture is planned on the life of Darwin by the Oscar winning producer Jeremy Thomas. 'The Voyage of the Beagle' brings together, for the first time in a single volume, the circumstances that set the Beagle voyage in motion and people who travelled onboard in their various capacities. Chapters include the career history of Beagle, including cabin layouts and plans, biographies on Darwin and Captain Robert Fitzroy and the work of the crewmembers and artists who accompanied the survey voyage. Illustrated with artworks, sketches and charts that were produced during and after the voyage by those on board, as well as portraits and artefacts, and with first-hand accounts in the form of extracts from diaries and letters, James Taylor has woven together all the various strands of the Beagle story to produce a thoroughly engaging and highly informative read that is sure to appeal to anyone from scientists to art lovers and maritime historians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844860661
ISBN-10: 1844860663
Format: Hardback
(272mm x 202mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Conway
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Taylor

James Taylor MA (Hons), FRSA is an expert on maritime art, and lectures regularly to a wide of range of societies, including NADFAS around the world. He has been an auctioneer, Head of Victorian Paintings, and was former curator of art, exhibition organiser and Corporate Membership Manager at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. His published work includes Marine Painting (1995) and Yachts on Canvas (1998), and catalogue entries for major exhibitions.

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