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Darwin's Armada tells the stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace, four young amateur naturalists from Britain who voyaged to the southern hemisphere during the first half of the nineteenth century in search of adventure and scientific fame. It charts their thrilling voyages to the strange and beautiful lands of the southern hemisphere that reshaped the young mariners' scientific ideas and led them, on returning to Britain, to befriend fellow voyager Charles Darwin. All three crucially influenced the publication and reception of his Origin of Species in 1859, one of the formative texts of the modern world.
For the first time the Darwinian revolution of ideas is seen as a genuinely collective enterprise and one that had its birth in a series of gripping and human travel adventures. Many of the most urgent ecological and social issues of our times are seen to be prefigured in this compelling story of intellectual discovery.
'Through undertaking these voyages, these young, romantically-minded amateur naturalists, Darwin included, gained unique access to one of nature's richest laboratories. They each discovered a tranche of previously unknown evidence from which to build new scientific theories; and they each stored lifelong memories of a common experience of hardship and pleasure that bound them together like shipmates. Out of this southern adventure grew their friendship, their interlocking scientific interests, and, finally, their common participation in Darwin's evolution war. It was the training ground of the fleet-captains who would lead Darwin's armada'
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