The book is very readable and presents even difficult facts in easily understood way.
This was bought as a gift and I only leafed through it ... The recipient was delighted and I intend to borrow the book as soon as possible.
It's actually very interesting, providing detailed information about the journey Darwin went through in his discoveries.
As a sailor, I enjoyed this glimpse into life aboard the Beagle. "Red sky's at night, sailors delight, red sky's in the morning, sailors take warning" capt FitzRoyPublished 5 months ago by Scott Kennedy
The book is very readable and presents even difficult facts in easily understood way. One reviewer complained about loss of narrative strenght in the 2nd half of the book, I have... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Pavel Faigl
Very interesting story - drags a little in places, but would be of interest to anyone with a biology background who respects Darwin's contribution to science.Published 12 months ago by Rosemary F. Blumetti
The book has great descriptions of the hardships of 19th century travel, religious fanaticism, and Victorian colonization. Read morePublished 16 months ago by A Team
This book is an excellent read, but much more technical than I expected. Have not yet finished it. It appears to be very complete, thorough.Published 24 months ago by Barbara C
Purchased this for a reading class this year. The book came in perfect condition, with quick shipping. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Jess
I found the information provided completely fascinating - there are many many things in this historical account that explain things we say and do today. Read morePublished on March 17, 2012 by sonjabs
My 1940 published book was in excellent condition and arrived prior to the date that it was expected. I cannot recommend this seller too highly.Published on May 16, 2010 by Charles Deroko
Robert FitzRoy was a brilliant, fascinating and complex man. While this book focusses primarily on his role as the Captain of 'HMS Beagle' during two voyages (the second included... Read morePublished on March 31, 2007 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith