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Le voyage de Darwin


Multimedia presentation put on line in November 2009

This multimedia presentation was produced on the basis of Charles Darwin's book 'Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Surveying Ships Adventure and Beagle' (popularly known as 'Voyage of the Beagle')

Design and production of the site:
CNRS/sagascience team/CNRS DIRCOM
Christine Girard, Jean-Marc Dumas, Sylvie Langlois

Texts of the 14 stages of the voyage written (in French) by Jean-Philippe Braly, science writer

Translation: Patrick de Mornay

Most illustrations are taken from Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons and from the web sitedarwin-online.org.uk, with the kind permission of John van Wyhe (© The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online).
Music was selected on the Freesound Project site.

Texts recorded by: Hester Wilcox, Henry Samuel
Sound engineer: Maxime Millet

Credits for illustrations included in the film
Stage 1: Before the departure
Portrait of Charles Darwin (by George Richmond, late 1830s), old map of Plymouth, Robert FitzRoy, Christ's College de Cambridge, Banksia coccinea (F.Bauer), Greater Flamingo (J. J. Audubon), plate of shellfish (C. Lyell), Erasmus Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood (painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds), Robert Darwin (painting by James Pardon), John Stevens Henslow (lithograph by Thomas Herbert Maguire), William Darwin Fox, Adam Sedgwick, HMS Beagle (watercolor by Owen Stanley): illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons.
Cross-section of HMS Beagle and the HMS Beagle at sea: © The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

Stage 2: Plymouth, Cape Verde Islands, St Paul Rocks, Fernando de Noronha
Runcorn Docks (engraving), HMS Beagle (watercolor by Owen Stanley), map of the Cape Verde Islands (N. Bellin, 1746), the Cliffs of the Giants, Tenerife, Fringilla teydea, Strelitzia reginae, island of San-Iago, cactus flower, spider, Charles Lyell, Salvador de Bahia: illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons.
Satellite image of Tenerife: © SPOT
HMS Beagle (R. T. Pritchett): © The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Geological strata (cliff: photo terratoz, shellfish: photo versageek): illustrations taken from the flickr site
Equatorial forest: © A. Forestier

Stage 3: Bahia, Rio de Janeiro
Heliconius butterfly (photo R. Bartz), surroundings of the River Amazon, jaguar (photo M. Schamis), Planarian (photo J. Derk), Aristolochia gigantea, Hevea brasiliensis (engraving by Koehler), flowers of the flame vine Pyrostegia venusta (photo B. Navez), firefly, abolitionist medallion, scene in Capoeira (Augustus Earle), black slaves of various nations (engraving taken from 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil' by Jean-Baptiste Debret): illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons.
Tropical forest: © CNRS photothèque
Virgin forest, Rio de Janeiro, Botofogo bay (R. T. Pritchett): ©The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Portrait of FitzRoy: taken from 'Charles Darwin: A new biography', J. Bowlby
Brazilian landscape (Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques, A. d'Orbigny)

Stage 4: Montevideo, Punta Alta, Buenos Aires
St Elmo's fire on a boat, porpoises, capybara (photo F. L. Darder), agouti (illustration G. Mützel), claws of Megalonyx (illustration K. Wistar), Megatherium (illustration H.Harder), skeleton of Toxodon (illustration R. Lydekker), Toxodon (illustration A. Weasley), pampas landscape, Amerindians of the Río de la Plata (engraving H. Ottsen), bolas, landscape in Argentinian Patagonia (photo R. Hengel), Rufous Hornero, Monk Parakeet (photo J. Dietrich), tucotuco (photo A. Beery), Amancay, Pampas grass (photo W. Hagens), young Peregrine Falcon, red ants (photo C. Clark), Black and White Tegu (photo Tomfriedel), Peregrine Falcons (illustration J. J. Audubon): illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons.
The Rio Paraná, view of the Río de la Plata, capybara, Darwin's Rhea (illustration R. T. Pritchett), a halt in the pampas, gauchos throwing bolas, small islands in the Rio Paraná: ©The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Cactus in bloom, Patagonian flower: © photo-evasion.com
Estuary of the Río de la Plata: © Nasa
Fence-lizard: © Techno-science.net

Stage 5: Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands
Fuegian in traditional costume, inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego (engraving by S. Parkinson), map of the Strait of Magellan, penguin colony, Falkland Islands Wolf (drawing by J. G. Keulemans), flora of the Falklands, Imperial Shag, view of the Beagle Channel: illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons.
Sheep, Falkland Islands: all RR
The Beagle in a storm in the area of the Strait of Magellan, Fuegians and their wigwams, a Fuegian, Fuegian village, Berkeley Sound, Fuegians: ©The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

Stage 6: Maldonado, Río Negro, Pampas
Darwin's Rhea (photo N. Guérin), head of a Greater Rhea, Rhea darwinii (painting J. Gould), Geoffroy's Cat, a mate plant (engraving F. E. Kölher), Argentinian gauchos (photo Carpenter collection), gaucho, Río Colorado in Argentina, Juan Manuel de Rosas (drawing G. Descalzi), attack of Mapuches against the 'whites', Viscacha: illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons.
Basalt valley of the Río Negro, hunting a water snake, Carmen de Patagones, a horseman and his prisoner, wagon drawn by oxen, irregular troops, camp in Buenos Aires, Viscachas in the pampas, fossil horse tooth, head of Toxodon: © The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Ostrich racing in the pampas, gauchos (slaughtering animals): Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques, A. d'Orbigny

Stage 7: Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, the Strait of Magellan
Map of Southern America (1775), Macrauchenia patagonica (drawing A. Weasley and drawing S. F. Fink), Calosoma sycophanta, Patagonian Indian camp, Indian, Lake Argentino (photo L. Galuzzi), glacier in the Beagle Channel, South American Sea Lions, lighthouse in Patagonia, storm (engraving taken from 'L’illustration européenne', 1871), Cape Horn seen from the south: illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons
Whaling boats (all rights reserved)
Coasts of Patagonia, prickly pear, Fuegians (R. T. Pritchett), condor, Wollaston Island (R. T. Pritchett), Cape Horn: © The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Map of Cape Horn (all rights reserved)
Satellite images of Rio Santa Cruz: Google Map

Stage 8: Chile, Chiloé Islands
The Andes (photo Nasa), Valparaíso seen by the Spot satellite, satellite image of the Chiloé Islands (photo Nasa), cypress forest (photo R. Bahamonde), Chiloé landscape, Patagonian Cypress, beach at Quiutil (Chiloé), Lemuy Island (Chiloé), Chiloé National Park (photo A. Molina B), Lake Huillinco (Chiloé/photo A. Molina B), Darwin's Fox (photo F. Borquez Borquez), beaver, Griffon Vulture (photo Thermos), hummingbirds (illustration E. Haeckel), Giant Chilean Rhubarb (photo E. Hunt), cormorant (photo Wiliantz), hummingbird on flowers (photo M. Zinkova), fuchsia (engraving J. D. Hooker), Osorno volcano (photo R. Lohaus Brito), satellite image of the Chonos Archipelago (image Nasa), storm at sea (watercolor M. Barabas), Valdivia after an earthquake (photo P. St Amand, source: NGDC): illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons
San Carlos (Chiloé), hummingbird, Giant Chilean Rhubarb, Osorno volcano, Chonos Archipelago: ©The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Moustached Turca: © 2001 GOTOLATIN.COM (TM)
White-throated Tapaculo: © J. D. Goodall

Stage 9: Chile, Andes, Peru
Valdivia after an earthquake (photo P. Saint Amand, source: NGDC), map of the port of Callao (drawing L. de Ferrari), Lima cathedral, Inca pottery (photo Vassil), the Peruvian fleet in the port of Callao (illustration taken from The illustrated London News, 1864): illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons
The aftermath of an earthquake ©Masterton District Library and Wairarape Archive)
Aerial view of Quiriquina Island (photo Nellorolleri), Quiriquina Island (all rights reserved)

Antuco volcano (R. T. Pritchett), the road to Valparaíso, an excursion in the Andes, journey in the Andes, Lima and San Lorenzo, Peruvian pottery (R. T. Pritchett), the Galápagos: ©The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

Stage 10: the Galápagos Islands

Satellite image of the Galápagos islands (© Nasa), Fernandina Island/Galápagos (photo A. Logan), Marine Iguana, prickly pear, Medium Ground-finch (drawing J. Gould), Large Ground-finch (drawing J. Gould), Galápagos Giant Tortoise (photo C. MacCallum), Cordia lutea, Darwin's Cotton (drawing K. Schönitzer), Blue-footed Boobies, Galápagos or Flightless Cormorant, (drawing J. G. Keulemans), Magnificent Frigatebird (drawing J. J. Audubon), Pima Cotton (drawing F. E. Köhler): illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons
Map of the Galápagos, iguana, Galápagos finches, Galápagos Giant Tortoise (drawing R.T. Pritchett) : ©The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

Stage 11: Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia
Map of Tahiti and Moorea (1880), Maori war dance (drawing J.J. Merrett), female weta insect, Crescent Nail-tail Wallaby (drawing J. Gould), platypuses (drawing J. Gould), satellite image of New Zealand (©Nasa), Maori chief, (illustration taken from Adventure in New Zealand, E.J. Wakefield, 1839, source: Alexander Turnbull Library), Maori statues (19th century, J. White, The Ancient History of the Maori, 1887), speech before going to war (1838, A. Earle, source: Alexander Turnbull Library), Maori village (J. White, The Ancient History of the Maori, 1887), war dance (J. J. Merrett, Australian National Library), Sydney (Queen Victorian Markets, Pitt Street; source: Powerhouse Museum Collections): illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons
Royal palace in Papeete, volcanic island in Polynesia, Fatuha falls/Tahiti (R. T. Pritchett), Tahitian man (R. T. Pritchett), Tahitian woman, fortified village/New Zealand (R. T. Pritchett), Sydney in 1835 (R. T. Pritchett), platypus, view of Tahiti, Polynesian war boat, a Tahitian, hopping mice : ©The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

Stage 12: Cocos Islands, Mauritius
Interior of an atoll in the Cocos Islands, Whitsunday Island, barrier reef and Bolabola Island, Cross-sections of three barrier reefs (Vanikoro, Gambier, Maurua), detail of coral, Saint Louis (Mauritius): ©The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Coconut Crab (Orbigny, Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle, 1849), coconut palm (Koehler's Medicinal-Plants, 1887), coral reef on Tarawa atoll (photo Linda Wade), coral reef on the island of Kandholhudhoo (photo Bruno de Giusti), Fungia coral, topographical map of Mauritius (Eric Gaba), Dutch map of part of the coast of Mauritius (Johannes van Keulen: De Z.O. Haven van't Eyland Mauritius, Amsterdam 1753), Tamarin Falls (Mauritius), coast of Mauritius (photo Oke), A Dutch picnic (New York Public Library Digital Gallery), Caesio varilineata fish (Mauritius): all illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons


Stage 13: Cape of Good Hope, St Helena, Ascension, Bahia, Falmouth
Cape of Good Hope (old engraving: gallica.bnf.fr), Cape of Good Hope (photo Sam67fr), arrival of British settlers in 1820 at Algoa Bay, by Thomas Baines, 1853 (Suid-Afrikaanse Geskiedenis in Beeld, 1989, Anthony Preston. Bion Books), Portrait of John Herschel (St Andrews University, Scotland), map of the island of St Helena, Island of St Helena (Jamestown harbor and the Valley of the Tomb: illustrations for an article by Fulgence Girard, in Le Monde illustré, 1858), Jamestown harbor (photo Isaac Newton), boulders of black volcanic rock on Ascension Island (photo BenTullis), Agalychnis callidryas frog (photo C. R. Linder), The slave-hunter (São Paulo Museum of Art), slavery in Brazil: illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons
Waterfalls in Brazil: illustration taken from Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques by Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny, published by L. Tenré, 1836.
Image satellite de l’île d’Ascension ©NASA
Virgin forest ©The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
Strangler fig, Lorius (photos R. Butler), Ara ararauna (photo B. Ferguson): ©Mongabay.com
Amazon rainforest (photo Hervé Thery) © CNRS Photothèque, Forêt tropicale (photo T. Sevenet) © CNRS Photothèque
Old map of Cornwall and old postcards of Falmouth: ©cornovia.org.uk

Stage 14: The results of the voyage
Pima Cotton Gossypium barbadense (F. E : Köhler), flower of Aristolochia gigantea, skeleton of Toxodon (R. Lydekker), Heliconius butterfly (photo R. Bartz), Marine Iguana: illustrations taken from WikimediaCommons
Hunting ostriches: drawing taken from Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques by A. d'Orbigny, cactus in flower, Darwin's finches (J. Gould), Fuegians in traditional costume (S. Parkinson), platypuses (J. Gould), hummingbirds (E. Haeckel), evolutionary tree (sketch by C. Darwin), portrait of C. Darwin: illustrations taken from Wikimedia Commons

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