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Fitzroy, Robert 1805-1865

Works: 391 works in 861 publications in 4 languages and 7,515 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Diaries  Popular works  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies  Juvenile works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Cartographer, Honoree, Collector, Creator, wpr, Correspondent, Former owner
Classifications: QH11, 574.9
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The voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin( Book )

56 editions published between 1845 and 1928 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Charles Darwin's chronicle of his five-year journey, beginning in 1831, around the world as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle
Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836 : describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe by Robert Fitzroy( )

27 editions published between 1839 and 1997 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume details the work of the HMS BEAGLE between the years 1831 and 1836. Naturalist Charles Darwin's insights during this cruise led to the Theory of Evolution and also to the accepted theory of the mode of formation of coral reefs. Darwin was Fitzroy's messmate for most of the cruise as well as a sounding board for ideas. Fitzroy was quite conservative in his views which sometimes led to friction between him and Darwin. Fitzroy went on to become the first head of the British Meteorological Office
The weather book : a manual of practical meteorology by Robert Fitzroy( Book )

39 editions published between 1863 and 2017 in English and French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Fitzroy is best remembered as the commander of HMS Beagle who took on Charles Darwin as the Ship's naturalist, but his most important scientific contribution was probably the establishment of the Meteorological Office in 1854. Convinced that falling barometric pressure was an indicator of storms, he had barometers set up at ports around the coast, so that boats would be aware of impending bad weather, and later had reports telegraphed to his office in London for collation; he invented the term 'forecasting the weather'. This work, published in 1863, gives an account of observations by himself and others, experiments, and proposals for future developments. Almost unbelievably, the Government declared that Fitzroy was exceeding his remit: he was instructed to restrict himself to collecting data, and it is believed that the depression he suffered was one of the factors which led to his suicide in 1865
Remarks on New Zealand, in February 1846 by Robert Fitzroy( Book )

17 editions published between 1846 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyage of the Beagle; adapted from the narratives and letters of Charles Darwin and Capt. Fitz Roy by Amabel Williams-Ellis( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of the Beagle voyage, 1831-1836 by Philip Parker King( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HMS Beagle has entered the collective imagination as the ship that carried Charles Darwin to the Galapagos, triggering his later work on the theory of natural selection. However, the Beagle also played a vital role in the development of modern hydrography, cartography and meteorology in both the voyage of 1831-36 and an earlier one of 1826-30. The work of the Beagle under her captain, Robert FitzRoy, was to chart South American coastlines, many of which had not previously been mapped, and to build a global chain of meridian distances. On this voyage, FitzRoy also pioneered the use of Francis Beaufort's new system for identifying wind force, the basis of the modern Beaufort scale. FitzRoy's unofficial goal on this voyage was to return three Fuegians to their native shores and establish a Protestant mission in the desolate, southern fringes of the continent. It was a pivotal experience of civilization and savagery for both Darwin and FitzRoy. Darwin and FitzRoy's separate accounts of the voyage were published in the four-volume Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836 (1839). Darwin's version has never been out of print. In contrast, this set presents the first critical edition of the remaining texts from 1839: FitzRoy's account of the second voyage, his detailed appendices and the account of the 1826-30 voyage by Phillip Parker King, captain of HMS Adventure. Together they give an unparalleled example of British scientific exploration
Barometer and weather guide. Board of Trade. 1859 by Robert Fitzroy( )

12 editions published between 1858 and 2007 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1839 and 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even before Charles Darwin changed the world with his theory of natural selection, he was recognised as an eminent scientist and natural historian. Published in 1840, his Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H.M.S. Beagle reveals him as a writer of formidable intelligence and a keen observer of natural and human life. Darwin's journal encompasses every observable detail of the animals, birds and plants he encountered on the five-year voyage. It includes minute descriptions and even sketches of the movements and habits of hitherto unfamiliar species. Accompanying the entries are his own conclusions, analyses and classificatory notes that demonstrate his skill and talent as a naturalist. Darwin's entries on natural phenomena are interspersed with anecdotes of the indigenous peoples he encountered, transforming his journal from an impersonal scientific record to a book of true human interest
Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyageof H.M.S. "Beagle" round the world. : Under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N. by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1889 and 1897 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle : under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836 ... by Richard Owen( Book )

in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Fossil mammalia / Richard Owen -- pt. 2. Mammalia / George R. Waterhouse -- pt. 3. Birds / John Gould -- pt. 4. Fish / Leonard Jenyns --pt. 5. Reptiles / Thomas Bell
Notes on meteorology. Board of trade. 1859 by Great Britain( )

4 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derrotero de las costas de la América Meridional desde el rio de La Plata hasta la bahía de Panamá con inclusion del estrecho de Magallanes y de las islas Malvinas y Galápagos by Philip Parker King( Book )

8 editions published in 1865 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barometer manual by Robert Fitzroy( Book )

20 editions published between 1858 and 1865 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viajes del Adventure y el Beagle : diario by Robert Fitzroy( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle
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Alternative Names

Fitz Roy kaptein

Fitz-roy, Robert

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Fitz Roy, Roberto, 1805-1865

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Robert Fitz Roy

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Robert FitzRoy brit felfedező, tengerész, új-zélandi kormányzó

Robert FitzRoy britischer Marineoffizier, Meteorologe und Gouverneur von Neuseeland

Robert FitzRoy Brits politicus

Robert FitzRoy brytyjski żeglarz i meteorolog

Robert FitzRoy career officer of the Royal Navy and a scientist, 1805-1865

Robert FitzRoy englantilainen upseeri ja poliitikko

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