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 published together. Darwin's would focus on his observations as a naturalist and FitzRoy's would focus on his adventures as captain. Darwin spent most of his time in London, the center of scientific expertise; he needed as much help as he could to decipher the thousands of species and samples he had brought back with him. He farmed out his samples to the people he most trusted. He treated some of the as
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