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Earth Sciences
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Earth Sciences 1083F/G
Cameron Tsujita

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Brenna Llewellyn September 12 2012 Charles Darwin Born: Charles Robert Darwin in The Mount, Shrewsbury Father: Robert Darwin (physician), Son of Erasmus Darwin Mother: Susannah Wedgewood Darwin (potter), daughter of Josiah Wedgewood Education - Shrewsbury School - Med school at Edinburgh University - Could not handle the sight of blood and the shrieking patients of surgery - (No anesthetics) - Christ’s College, Cambridge University, prepares for a career in the Church - Makes an entomological tour of North Wales with Professor F.W. Hope - Darwin’s interest in bugs and beetles was longstanding - Darwin receives his BA degree - In spring, begins planning trip to Canary Islands Darwin’s Excellent Adventure - Receives invitation to serve as a unpaid naturalist on the survey ship H.M.S. Beagle - Purpose of the voyage to map/explore the southern coastline of South America and to take oceanographic measurements (though Darwin had no formal training in science at this point) - Purpose also was to dine with the Captain because Darwin came from a privileged class - The Beagle departed from Devonport, England. - He experienced seasickness an decides to lie down, reading Charles Lyell new book - This new book helped strike the evolution thoughts in Darwin Charles Lyell - Wrote Principles of Geography - Reinforced Hutton’s concept of uniformitarianism - Emphasised importance of geological time - Impressed on Darwin the concept that the end result of slow or incremental changes over long periods of time can be very dramatic Erasmus Darwin (grandfather) - Well known poet, philosopher, naturalist - Published Zoonamia or The Laws of Organic Life - Suggested life evolved from a single common ancestor, one living filament - Suggested that sexual selection and competition could cause changes in species Cape Verde - Darwin notes haze around Cape Verde Islands (windblown dust) - Notes that if dust can, small spores from plants can make i
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