Talk:European and American voyages of scientific exploration

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As the attribution at the end of this article states ... This article incorporates text from the French language Wikipedia article fr:Voyage d'exploration scientifique. However, as the original French text has been translated the text has been expanded (including a more expansive Lead), hyperlinks have been made with articles in the English wikipedia, and more illustrations have been added. I was not sure whether to make this a "List" - it should be a valuable overview of this subject for people who are interested. It was also difficult to make the title brief - as it really relates to only the Enlightenment but you have to stop somewhere. There is a lot of linking to be done yet and there is plenty of room for improvement here - always bearing in mind that length must be kept to a minimum. I welcome suggestions on any of these points.Granitethighs 01:45, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Second Beagle survey[edit]

The publication noted is Darwin's Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. He also produced his 1839 Journal and Remarks (The Voyage of the Beagle) and his geology trilogy, 1842: The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, 1844: Geological Observations of Volcanic Islands and 1846: Geological Observations on South America.
His Journal was the third volume of FitzRoy's 1839 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. Proceedings of the second expedition, 1831-36, under the command of Captain Robert Fitz-Roy, R.N., II, London: Henry Colburn. Shouldn't we indicate that these others were written? . . dave souza, talk 16:33, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Dave that's very interesting and useful - yes, please add these to the article.Granitethighs 22:25, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Ok, have done. As an optional bonus I've added external links to The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online giving access to online versions of all the publications, will do the same for the first voyage. Feel free to revert if that's too much . . dave souza, talk 11:11, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

USS Albatross[edit]

I have no data to back me up on this, but this article [The Galapagos Tortoises] suggests that the naturalist on board was Charles Haskins Townsend, not C. H. T. Townsend.