Blog posts tagged with 'charles darwin'

The Voyage of the Beagle
darwincoverCharles Darwin's book The Voyage of the Beagle remains a singular achievement, not just in the travel literature canon, but in modern science. Yet few are aware how unique the Beagle's voyage was, who brought Darwin on board and how the Beagle shaped Darwin's career. This gorgeously produced book by maritime historian James Taylor brings all the strands of the Beagle's story into a single volume (of the same name). It pairs the firsthand commentary of letters, diary entries, official narratives and shipboard charts with over 200 full-color photographs, drawings and paintings for an engrossing read.
Natural Histories
Since the American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869, its collections have expanded to encompass more than 32 million specimens and artifacts culled from the natural world. While over 5 million visitors from various parts of the globe visit the museum each year, not all are aware of one the museum’s hidden treasures: an extensive research library full of illustrated masterpieces of scientific art.