Notebooks de Darwin online

segunda-feira, novembro 30, 2009

Darwin's notebooks go online on 150th anniversary of 'Origin of the Species'

On the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of the Species, the 15 field notebooks that underpinned Charles Darwin's theory of evolution are going online.

At the same time, English Heritage is appealing for help in locating one crucial notebook, written by Darwin in the Galapagos, that went missing decades ago, The Times of London and the BBC report.

The missing work, with entries from 1835 when Darwin was in Chile, Peru, the Galapagos and Tahiti, includes Darwin's description upon encountering a giant tortoise and notes on local birds. Click here for details on the search for the missing notebook.

The contents of the notebooks, including the missing one, were put on microfilm years ago and are part of the online material now available. Click here to read them.

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