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Record #167488:

Evolution's captain: the dark fate of the man who sailed Charles Darwin around the world / Peter Nichols.

Title: Evolution's captain: the dark fate of the man who sailed Charles Darwin around the world / Peter Nichols.
Author(s): Nichols, Peter.
Date: 2003.
Publisher: New York, USA: HarperCollins
Abstract: Robert FitzRoy was literalist-creationist who came to very different conclusions from those of his passenger after five years' voyage. His predecessor had committed suicide at sea, and there was madness in his own family. Describes his part in voyage and later life, including Lieut. Governorship of New Zealand and other short-term posts, support of mission to Fuegians, introduction of FitzRoy barometer, weather stations, synoptic weather charts (pp.286-288), Weather Book (319) and Meteorological Office. (Neither index nor Contents table).
Keywords: 266 -- Missionaries, Christian.
551.508 -- Meteorological instruments.
551.509 -- Weather forecasts.
91(08) -- Expeditions: 1831-36 FitzRoy.
92 -- Biographies: FitzRoy, Robert.
X -- Biographies and obituaries.
(*61) -- North Atlantic Ocean.
(265) -- Pacific Ocean.
(267) -- Indian Ocean.
(269.528) -- Magellan Strait.
Location(s): SCO: SPRI-SHF: 92[FitzRoy, R.]
ISBN: 006008877X
SPRI record no.: 167488

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