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Reflections: The Uses of Place: Darwin and Melville on the Galapagos
L. D. Gottlieb
Vol. 25, No. 3 (Mar., 1975), pp. 172-175
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1296936
Page Count: 4
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Darwin's chapter on the Galapagos Islands in The Voyage of the Beagle documents the original discoveries that led to his theory of evolution by natural selection. Melville visited the islands a few years later and used them as the setting of a short story, The Encantadas. The works are analyzed to illustrate how the different sensitivities and points of view of the scientist and the writer lead to different results.
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