The second voyage of the HMS Beagle (December 27, 1831-October 2, 1836) was carried out under the command of Captain Robert Fitzroy. On board was also the young graduate, Charles Darwin, whose journals during the voyage later got published as The Voyage of the Beagle, which was to pave the ground for him as a scientific thinker, and later forays into the sphere of the evolution of species.



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Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V


Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), was an English naturalist and writer and author who is credited with the theory of evolution of species, as noted in his book On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection; or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (1859). His other works include The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs (1842), Geological Observations on South America (1844), Volcanic Islands (1844), Fertilisation of Orchids (1862), The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants (1865), Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication (1868), and Descent of Man (1871).