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Geological Observations on South America

By: Charles Darwin
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Geological Observations on South America," written by Charles Darwin, presents a comprehensive exploration of the geological features, formations, and natural history of the South American continent. Readers are compelled to continue reading to find out what happens next since the title character is so indulgent. The book is a compilation of Darwin's detailed observations and insights gathered during his famous voyage aboard the HMS Beagle from 1831 to 1836. In the book, Darwin meticulously documents the geological formations, fossils, and landscapes he encountered across South America, offering a fascinating account of the continent's geological history. He introduces readers to the concept of gradual geological change, challenging prevailing notions of cataclysmic events shaping the Earth's surface. One of the prominent features of the book is Darwin's description of the Andes mountain range and his analysis of the forces that led to its uplift. He theorized that the mountains were formed through a slow process of elevation, contradicting earlier beliefs in instantaneous upheavals. Additionally, he explored the origins of coral reefs, volcanic activity, and the effects of erosion on the landscape.

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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was a naturalist earned fame for the 'Theory of Evolution'. He was born on 12 February 1809 in Shrewsbury England. His father Robert Waring Darwin was a medical doctor and mother Susannah Wedgwood belonged to a famous pottery family. In his childhood he went Shrewsbury School, academically he was not good. For advanced learning, his father sends him to Edinburgh University in Scotland to become a doctor but he was not interested and he joined Christ's College Cambridge. His interests developed in botany thus, he studied John Stevens Henslow's course in botany, though he completed his graduation in 1831. As a naturalist Darwin got an opportunity to go to second sea voyage of H.M.S. Beagle to survey the coast of South America. On his voyage he studied plants and animal’s life. His interests in life science evolved and after working more than 20 years, in 1859 his world fame work 'On the Origin of Species' was published. He explained theory of evolution by natural selection. He said that life on earth evolved from a common ancestor. On earth there is struggle for survival between members who have favourable traits they survive and reproduce, it is known as survival of fittest. Well adapted species survived and less became extinct. Earlier Darwin faced criticism but later he earned honour for the theory. Darwin died on 19 April 1882.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 302Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359399515
  • ISBN-13:9789359399515
  • Item Weight: 453g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 16.7mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Science / Earth Sciences