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Odyssey: Young Charles Darwin, the Beagle, and the Voyage that Changed the World

Author: Tom Chaffin.

Odyssey: Young Charles Darwin, the Beagle, and the Voyage that Changed the World

Author: Tom Chaffin.

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Item #: D23213
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Pegasus
ISBN: 9781643139081
Mere happenstance placed Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle, but for the 22 year old scientist, it changed the course of his entire life. Drawing on many sources to tell a colorful tale, the author of Revolutionary Brothers reveals young Darwin in all his complexities: the brashness that came from his privileged background, the Faustian bargain he made with Argentina's dictator ... More
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Mere happenstance placed Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle, but for the 22 year old scientist, it changed the course of his entire life. Drawing on many sources to tell a colorful tale, the author of Revolutionary Brothers reveals young Darwin in all his complexities: the brashness that came from his privileged background, the Faustian bargain he made with Argentina's dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas, his abhorrence of slavery, his surprising aptitude as a marksman, and an ambition to carve himself a place amongst his era's celebrated travelers and intellectual giants.

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