After reaching Falmouth on October 2

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After reaching Falmouth on October 2, 1836, Darwin rushed home to Shrewsbury to see  his family. He arrived late in the evening and snuck into his room to sleep for the night.  In the morning his family was shocked and pleased when he joined them for breakfast.  He was five years older and a few pounds lighter than when he had left. He was also much more driven. When he left on the  Beagle  it was in part because he  had no direction, and certainly no enthusiasm for the prospect of entering the Church.  When he returned, he was a certified naturalist. He rapidly gained memberships in the  Geological Association, the Geographical Association, and the Zoological Association,  and he set about getting all of his notes and samples ready for analysis and publication.  He and FitzRoy were both preparing accounts of the voyage of the  Beagle,  to be 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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