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The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle : under the command of Captain Fitzroy R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836

By: Bell, Thomas Gould, John Jenyns, Leonard Owen, Richard Waterhouse, George R. Darwin, Charles(Edited by)

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics series
1108068200 / 9781108068208
Paperback
598.098
30/06/2015
Published 30/09/2019
England
30 cm 3 volumes (346, 246, 342 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Published in five parts between 1839 and 1843, and reissued here in three volumes, this work showcases the zoological specimens and fossils collected during Charles Darwin's momentous voyage of discovery.

Acting as the overall editor, Darwin (1809-82) enlisted a group of naturalists to assist with the task of identifying and describing the species.

Each man contributed a particular section according to his expertise.

Volume 1 comprises the sections on mammals. In Part 1 (1840), Richard Owen (1804-92) describes the fossil specimens.

George R. Waterhouse (1810-88) identified the extant species for Part 2 (1839).

Volume 2 contains Part 3 (1841), in which John Gould (1804-81) classifies the birds.

Part 4 (1842), on fish, and Part 5 (1843), on reptiles, are reissued together in Volume 3.

These parts were written up by Leonard Jenyns (1800-93) and Thomas Bell (1792-1880) respectively.

The volumes feature detailed illustrations, many in colour.

BIC:

PSAJ Evolution

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