The Beagle has become synonymous with both, but how was it that Darwin came to onboard? For the first time in a single volume, all the elements of the Beagle story have been woven together to reveal the background to the expedition and all of the key players involved.
This book by James Taylor, an expert on Maritime art and lecturer, is filled with first-hand accounts of live on board from personal letters and diaries. It is illustrated with artworks, sketches and charts that were produced by shipboard artists and surveyors.
The interest in the Beagle extends well beyond the realm of literature. The HMS Beagle Project is currently raising money to build a replica of the famous vessel that will complete the original journey made by Darwin and Fitzroy.
Published by Conway Maritime (an imprint of Anova Books) priced £20.00 in hardback. ISBN 978-1-844860661