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It Was Snowing Butterflies

by Charles Darwin

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'The vessel drove before her bows two billows of liquid phosphorus'A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle Introducing Little Black Classics- 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.… (more)
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  Floratina | Dec 7, 2019 |
Short excerpts from Darwin`s voyage on the Beagle. Perfect to raise interest but I only can advise to read the whole book. ( )
  TheCrow2 | Jun 17, 2019 |
Its a brilliant little introduction to the work of the great naturalist, geologist and biologist Charles Darwin. If you are active in any of these fields the commitment of Darwin to solving the geological history of the world, why bones conserve, why subspecies die, etc. is in your wheelhouse. Darwins constant observations and his enthousiasm in these is comparable to setting loose a child in a candy shop. So for biologists, naturalists,... this is a good introduction to hearing Darwins voice. To people who aren't naturalists, biologists or at an amateur level of interest in these matters, maybe not a recomendation?
Don't be fooled by its poetic title if you are here for classic literature... its a tale of science during the age of exploration. A book for fans of Charles Darwin with scientific inclinations. ( )
  Nicolai-Michiel | May 30, 2018 |
3 extracts from Darwin's voyages on the Beagle. Darwin is always worth reading ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
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'The vessel drove before her bows two billows of liquid phosphorus'A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle Introducing Little Black Classics- 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

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