Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Record:   Prev Next
More Information
BookPrinted Material
Author Armstrong, Patrick, 1941-

Title Darwin's other islands / Patrick Armstrong.

Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, c2004.

Item Status

Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  QH31.D2 A793 2004    Available  ---
Description xiv, 266 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The origins of the Darwin voyage, and an overview -- Darwin's islands in context -- The mystique and myth of the Galapagos--and the reality -- The islands that never were -- St Jago, Cape Verde: source of inspiration -- The smallest rocks in the tropical seas: St Paul's rocks and Fernando Noronha -- Brief interlude in the Abrolhos -- The end of the earth: Tierra del Fuego -- Changing environments, changing ideas: the desolate Falklands -- ChiloƩ: a fine island -- The Chonos Archipelago: a multitude of islets -- Across the wide Pacific: to Tahiti and beyond -- New Zealand: Maoris and missionaries -- Australia: the great princess of the south -- Tasmania: a geological laboratory -- 'I am glad that we have visited these islands': the Cocos (Keeling) Atoll -- Mauritian interlude -- A rock and a cinder: St Helena and ascension -- The last island: Terceira, Azores -- Islands, inspirations and ideas.
Subject Beagle Expedition (1831-1836)
Scientific expeditions.
Natural history.
Voyages around the world.
ISBN 0826475310 (hbk.)
9780826475312 (hbk.)