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Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure    by A. J. Wood & Clint Twist order for
Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure
by A. J. Wood
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2009 (2009)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

An exquisite novelty book that offers an account of Charles Darwin's famous voyage of discovery, this volume takes the reader on an eye-opening exploration of the globe and uncovers the path that led to the cornerstone of natural history - the theory of evolution.

You'll discover the plants, animals, and people Darwin encountered. The book is filled with page upon page of detachable novelties, that include a copy of Darwin's own family tree with family photos, a letter the scientist sent his father before he set sail, a map of the journey, and a diagram of the HMS Beagle.

There are flaps that reveal Darwin's notes on orchids, rodents of the Andes, Galapagos wildlife, and the island natives he encountered when he went ashore.

Gleaned from Darwin's own diary and later works, this book is filled with numerous illustrations, and makes the ideal introduction to the groundbreaking naturalist's work for youngsters eight years of age and older.

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