Biography Peter Nichols Evolutions Captain

ISBN 13: 9780060088781

Evolutions Captain

3.91 avg rating
( 308 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060088781: Evolutions Captain

This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert FitzRoy, who invited the 22-year-old Darwin to be his companion on board the Beagle . This is the remarkable story of how a misguided decision by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, precipitated his employment of a young naturalist named Charles Darwin, and how the clash between FitzRoy's fundamentalist views and Darwin's discoveries led to FitzRoy's descent into the abyss. One of the great ironies of history is that the famous journey--wherein Charles Darwin consolidated the earth-rattling 'origin of the species' discoveries--was conceived by another man: Robert FitzRoy. It was FitzRoy who chose Darwin for the journey--not because of Darwin's scientific expertise, but because he seemed a suitable companion to help FitzRoy fight back the mental illness that had plagued his family for generations. Darwin did not give FitzRoy solace; indeed, the clash between the two men's opposing views, together with the ramifications of Darwin's revelations, provided FitzRoy with the final unendurable torment that forced him to end his own life.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Paperback. Pub: 2004 Pages: 352 Publisher: Harper Perennial This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert FitzRoy who Invited the 22-year- old Darwin to be his companion on board the Beagle. This is the remarkable story of how a misguided decision by Robert FitzRoy. captain of HMS Beagle. precipitated his employment of a young naturalist named Charles Darwin. and how the clash between FitzRoy's fundamentalist views and Darwin's discoveries led to FitzRoy's descent into the abyss. One of the great ironies of history is that the famous journey - wherein Charles Darwin consolidated the earth-rattling 'origin of the species' discoveries - was conceived by another man: Robert FitzRoy. It was FitzRoy who chose Darwin for the journey - not because of Darwin's scientific expertise. but because he seemed a ...

Review:

"A detailed . portrait of a man whose talents should have earned him a higher place in history." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A fascinating account." -- Edmonton Sun

A fascinating account. --Edmonton Sun

"Nichols delivers a dramatic, highly colored narrative about the head-on collision between two worldviews."--Washington Post

"A well-written and lively tale, filled with insightful analysis and telling details."--Seattle Times

"A powerful story played out against a beguiling landscape."--New York Times Book Review

"A fascinating account ... a finely researched, engaging book."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A fascinating account."--Edmonton Sun

"A detailed ... portrait of a man whose talents should have earned him a higher place in history."--Kirkus Reviews

"[It's] hard not to share Nichols' fascination with how FitzRoy...inadvertantly set off a scientfic controversy."--Publishers Weekly

"Marvelous...a fascinating and expert amalgam of history, science, anthropology and adventure."--Derek Lundy, author of The Way of a Ship

"This engrossing account of Fitzroy's life reads like the finest historical fiction."--Sunday Telegraph

A well-written and lively tale, filled with insightful analysis and telling details. --Seattle Times"

A powerful story played out against a beguiling landscape. --New York Times Book Review"

Nichols delivers a dramatic, highly colored narrative about the head-on collision between two worldviews. --Washington Post"

A fascinating account ... a finely researched, engaging book. --Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

This engrossing account of Fitzroy s life reads like the finest historical fiction. --Sunday Telegraph"

A fascinating account. --Edmonton Sun"

[It s] hard not to share Nichols fascination with how FitzRoy...inadvertantly set off a scientfic controversy. --Publishers Weekly"

A detailed portrait of a man whose talents should have earned him a higher place in history. --Kirkus Reviews"

Marvelous...a fascinating and expert amalgam of history, science, anthropology and adventure. --Derek Lundy, author of The Way of a Ship"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Nichols, Peter
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M006V10

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.72
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Nichols, Peter
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060088788

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.73
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Nichols, Peter
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060088781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Peter Nichols
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia (2016)
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert FitzRoy, who invited the 22-year-old Darwin to be his companion on board the Beagle .This is the remarkable story of how a misguided decision by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, precipitated his employment of a young naturalist named Charles Darwin, and how the clash between FitzRoy s fundamentalist views and Darwin s discoveries led to FitzRoy s descent into the abyss.One of the great ironies of history is that the famous journey--wherein Charles Darwin consolidated the earth-rattling origin of the species discoveries--was conceived by another man: Robert FitzRoy. It was FitzRoy who chose Darwin for the journey--not because of Darwin s scientific expertise, but because he seemed a suitable companion to help FitzRoy fight back the mental illness that had plagued his family for generations. Darwin did not give FitzRoy solace; indeed, the clash between the two men s opposing views, together with the ramifications of Darwin s revelations, provided FitzRoy with the final unendurable torment that forced him to end his own life. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060088781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Peter Nichols
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia (2016)
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert FitzRoy, who invited the 22-year-old Darwin to be his companion on board the Beagle .This is the remarkable story of how a misguided decision by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, precipitated his employment of a young naturalist named Charles Darwin, and how the clash between FitzRoy s fundamentalist views and Darwin s discoveries led to FitzRoy s descent into the abyss.One of the great ironies of history is that the famous journey--wherein Charles Darwin consolidated the earth-rattling origin of the species discoveries--was conceived by another man: Robert FitzRoy. It was FitzRoy who chose Darwin for the journey--not because of Darwin s scientific expertise, but because he seemed a suitable companion to help FitzRoy fight back the mental illness that had plagued his family for generations. Darwin did not give FitzRoy solace; indeed, the clash between the two men s opposing views, together with the ramifications of Darwin s revelations, provided FitzRoy with the final unendurable torment that forced him to end his own life. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780060088781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Nichols, Peter
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780060088781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Peter Nichols
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia (2004)
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert FitzRoy, who invited the 22-year-old Darwin to be his companion on board the Beagle . This is the remarkable story of how a misguided decision by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, precipitated his employment of a young naturalist named Charles Darwin, and how the clash between FitzRoy s fundamentalist views and Darwin s discoveries led to FitzRoy s descent into the abyss. One of the great ironies of history is that the famous journey--wherein Charles Darwin consolidated the earth-rattling origin of the species discoveries--was conceived by another man: Robert FitzRoy. It was FitzRoy who chose Darwin for the journey--not because of Darwin s scientific expertise, but because he seemed a suitable companion to help FitzRoy fight back the mental illness that had plagued his family for generations. Darwin did not give FitzRoy solace; indeed, the clash between the two men s opposing views, together with the ramifications of Darwin s revelations, provided FitzRoy with the final unendurable torment that forced him to end his own life. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060088781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Nichols, Peter
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 951981

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Nichols, Peter
Published by Harper Perennial (2004)
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060088788

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.33
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Nichols, Peter
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060088788 ISBN 13: 9780060088781
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060088788 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132260922

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book