BEEBE, William. The Arcturus adventure. An account of the New York Zoological Society's first Oceanographic expedition. New York & London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926.Original green cloth, top edge gilt. With 76 plates (7 in colours). XIX,439 pp. First edition, published by the Knickerbocker Press. - In 1925, the American biologist Charles William Beebe (1877 - 1962) set out on a second Galápagos expedition, The Arcturus Oceanographic Expedition. His exploration of the Galapagos and Cocos Islands is an example of a scientific exploration and adventure. [Boeknr.: 36739 ]

€ 225,00

DARWIN, Charles Robert. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world, under the command of capt. Fitz Roy. 5th edition. London, New York, Melbourne, Ward, Lock and Co., John Murray, 1889.Original pictorial green cloth (damaged). With portrait and 15 plates. XIX,,381 pp. + booklist of 14 pp. The Minerva Library, edited by G.T. Bettany. - From the corrected and enlarged edition of 1845. - The first major scientific work by Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882). As a young man, he accompanied HMS Beagle on her voyage around the world (1831-1836). Darwin's many excursions ashore, particulary into the Andes and on the Galápagos Islands, led him to develop his theory of the evolution of the species. Throughout the trip, he had sent back reports and speciments to Henslow in England, and by the time of his return, he had earned a reputation as one of the nation's foremost naturalists. - A classic travel-account.P.M.M. 344b. [Boeknr.: 22331 ]

€ 175,00

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