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View Resource The Voyage of the Beagle

As part of Knowledge Matters' useful Online Literature Library, interested viewers may now access the full text of Charles Darwin's work The Voyage of the Beagle. From St. Jago and the Cape de Verd Islands to Mauritius and back to England, Darwin describes the voyage (and his thoughts on evolution) herein. The text is reproduced in full, and includes hyperlinked references and footnotes. Students...

http://literature.org/authors/darwin-charles/the-voyage-of-t...
View Resource Attempt to Circumnavigate the Globe Ends

Humans have had a long standing fascination with travel, particularly in regards to various attempts to circumnavigate the world. In recent years, attempts have been made in hot-air balloons and various types of vessels. Most recently, Adrian Cross, a self-proclaimed adventurer and master yachtsman, attempted to circumnavigate the globe in his 31-foot yacht, the Gentoo. Unfortunately, Cross had to...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0221