2002. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by age tanning to the pages.
A narrative account of Darwin's historic four-year voyage on the Beagle to South America, Australia and the Pacific in the 1830s with an assessment of the scientific discoveries of that journey. Keynes shows exactly how Darwin's geological researches and his observations on natural history sowed the seeds of his revolutionary theory of evolution, and led to the writing of his great works on The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man.