A youthful Charles Darwin records his impressions of the flora, fauna, culture, and geology of the South American coasts
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: Charles Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist who became widely famous for his contributions to the science of evolution and the process he called natural selection. Darwin's writings are still widely read and he is considered to be one of the most influential people in the history of the world. The Voyage of the Beagle is one of Darwin's most famous works. The book is an interesting travel memoir filled with Darwin's journal covering his many observations. The book is also notable for containing comments from Darwin that show his views near the time he was developing his theory of evolution by natural selection.