Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks.PILGRIM ON THE GREAT BIRD CONTINENT: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks LYANDA LYNN HAUPT
Charles Darwin's exploits during his voyage on the HMS Beagle For other uses of "HMS Beagle", see HMS Beagle (disambiguation).
HMS Beagle was a Cherokee class 10-gun brig of the Royal Navy, named after the beagle, a breed of dog. in 1831 were the impetus of his revolutionary theories on natural selection and evolution. At the trip's outset, Darwin was a youth with merely a passing interest in natural history, traveling for an adventure. Five years later, at the voyage's end, Darwin was a man with ideas that would forever alter scientific and popular notions of the natural world, in this book, nature writer Haupt examines Darwin's publications and lesser-known journals for clues to his dramatic transformation. They show, for instance, that Darwin gleaned a great deal of insight from his observations of birdlife other than the famous Galapagos finches Galapagos finches: see Darwin's finches. . His Ornithological or·ni·thol·o·gy
The branch of zoology that deals with the study of birds.
orni·tho·log Notes reveals not only Darwin's sensitivity to the minute details of the observable ob·serv·a·ble
1. Possible to observe: observable phenomena; an observable change in demeanor. See Synonyms at noticeable.
2. world but also his modesty Modesty
See also Chastity, Humility.
reserved, demure character. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
gentle, unassuming sister of Kate. [Br. Lit. and zeal for learning. Little, Brown, 2006, 288 p., hardcover, $24.95.