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The Voyage of the Beagle

By: Charles Darwin

...T HE VOY AGE OF THE BEAGLE by Charles Darwin A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES The Voyage of the Beagle by... ... Roy, of having some scien- tific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my... ...o him; and to add that, during the five years we were together, I received from him the most cordial friendship and steady as- sistance. Both to Capta... ...pical sun, have in most places rendered the soil unfit for vegetation. The country rises in successive steps of table-land, interspersed with some tru... ... eastward of Porto Praya. Until we reached the valley of St. Mar- tin, the country presented its usual dull brown ap- pearance; but here, a very small... ...In a MS. in the British Museum by Mr. Abbott, who made his observations in Georgia; see Mr. A. White’s paper in the “Annals of Nat. Hist.,” vol. vii. ... ...ick with everlasting snow;” and there seems to be scarcely any vegetation. Georgia, an island 96 miles long and 10 broad, in the latitude of Yorkshire... ...the valley of Quillota. The country was exceedingly pleasant; just such as poets would call pastoral: green open lawns, sepa- rated by small valleys w... ...austless delight of anticipating the long wished-for day of return. If, as poets say, life is a dream, I am sure in a voyage these are the visions whi...

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